Volunteer Council Health Care Scholarships

From diverse job opportunities and competitive pay, to making a difference in people's lives, to tackling new and exciting challenges every day, the reasons to pursue or grow a career in health care are vast. Holland Hospital is proud to nurture the next generation of medical professionals and caregivers.

For the past fourteen years, the Holland Hospital Volunteer Council has awarded scholarships to qualified students wishing to continue their education in the field of health care.

The Volunteer Council Scholarship is available to part- or full-time students in an accredited school who are currently enrolled in a specific health care program. Applicants in a bachelor's degree program must be within 18 months of graduation. Applicants in an associate's degree or master's degree program must be within 12 months of graduation. Applicants can attend colleges outside of the greater Holland/Zeeland area and still be eligible as long as their permanent residence is in one of the zip codes listed below. Some examples of health care career options include social work, lab technology, nursing, dentistry, radiology, medical school and physical or occupational therapy.

*Pre-preparation programs such as pre-med, pre-dentistry and pre-nursing are not eligible.

Local Eligibility

Permanent resident of one of the following zip codes:

  • 49423 Central Holland
  • 49424 North Holland
  • 49464 Zeeland
  • 49460 West Olive
  • 49453 Saugatuck
  • 49419 Hamilton
  • 49408 Fennville
  • 49450 Pullman
  • 49426 Hudsonville
  • 49406 Douglas
  • 49010 Allegan
  • 49417 Grand Haven
  • 49090 South Haven

Application Checklist

  • An official college transcript. You can get instructions how to obtain an official transcript from the registrar's office.
  • Three letters of reference. Two letters should be professional or academic, including an instructor in your current program of study.
  • A personal essay telling the scholarship committee about yourself, your background, interests, volunteer/work experience and the contribution you hope to make to the medical field.

The application for the 2023 Volunteer Council Health Share Scholarship has closed.