Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center Offers Community Service Merit Scholarships For Local High School Seniors

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center's Community Service Merit Scholarship Program will provide $30,000 in scholarship funding for students at eight local high schools in the hospital's primary service area.

The scholarship program is designed to recognize and reward high school seniors who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in community service while maintaining academic success. The online application process will be open from February 14, 2018 through March 2, 2018. Graduating seniors (class of 2018) from each of the following high schools will be selected to each receive a merit scholarship in the amount of $2,000:

  • Cliffside Park High School (two winners)
  • High Tech High School — North Bergen (two winners)
  • Hoboken Charter School (one winner)
  • Hoboken High School (two winners)
  • Memorial High School — West New York (two winners)
  • North Bergen High School (two winners)
  • Union City High School (two winners)
  • Weehawken High School (two winners)

"Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center's Community Service Merit Scholarship Program will reward high school seniors who share our hospital's commitment to community service and caring for our neighbors," said Anthony J. Passannante Jr., M.D., FACC, President of Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center. "We understand that paying for college can be challenging, and we hope that our Community Service Merit Scholarships will help lessen the burden for the deserving recipients."

The online application process will be open from February 14, 2018 through March 2, 2018. Recommendations will be made by high school guidance counselors, and scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee of community volunteers. Scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2018.

For Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center's Community Service Merit Scholarship Program, including completing the online application, guidelines and requirements, please visit palisadesmedical.org or contact a school guidance counselor.

About Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center is located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen, NJ, and it serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and southern Bergen counties. The not-for-profit medical center is a part of the Hackensack Meridian Health System, and it features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 245-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center.

Palisades Medical Center is ranked as one of the top hospitals of its size in New Jersey by Inside Jersey magazine and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has honored Palisades Medical Center with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. Palisades Medical Center is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees. It has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000 or visit palisadesmedical.org.

About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers — Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children's hospitals — Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; 11 community hospitals — Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 160 patient care locations throughout the state, which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members and 6,500 physicians, and it is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, and having four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center, which is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

For additional information, please visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org.