HackensackUMC Palisades Announces Community Service Merit Scholarship Program For Local High School Students

HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly Palisades Medical Center) has announced a new Community Service Merit Scholarship Program that will provide $32,000 in scholarship funding for students at eight local high schools in the hospital's primary service area.

The HackensackUMC Palisades Community Service Merit Scholarship Program is designed to recognize and reward high school seniors who have demonstrated significant accomplishments in community service while maintaining academic success. Two graduating seniors (class of 2017) 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
  • High Tech High School — North Bergen
  • Hoboken Charter School
  • Hoboken High School
  • Memorial High School — West New York
  • North Bergen High School
  • Union City High School
  • Weehawken High School

"We are delighted to announce this scholarship program, which reflects the importance of civic engagement and giving back to our local communities," said Bruce J. Markowitz, President & CEO of HackensackUMC Palisades. "The HackensackUMC Palisades Community Service Merit Scholarship Program will reward high school seniors who share our hospital's commitment to community service and caring for our neighbors. We know that paying for college can be challenging and hope that this Community Service Merit Scholarship will help lessen the burden for the deserving recipients."

The online application process will be open from February 14, 2017 through March 31, 2017. 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 on May 5, 2017.

For more information on the HackensackUMC Palisades Community Service Merit Scholarship Program, including completing the online application, guidelines and requirements, please visit www.HackensackUMCPalisades.org or contact a school guidance counselor.

About Hackensack University Medical Center Palisades

HackensackUMC Palisades (formerly 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. HackensackUMC Palisades 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 HackensackUMC Palisades with its prestigious Community Outreach Award for its year-round commitment to educate residents, improve access to care, and reduce health disparities. HackensackUMC Palisades 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 www.HackensackUMCPalisades.org.