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About Kathy

Kathy made it her life’s work to care for women and children, making a difference in the lives of countless people. To honor her passion and service, Maternal and Family Health Services established a scholarship in her name to help motivated, deserving young mothers in our Nurse-Family Partnership program achieve their goals in something proven and worthwhile – higher education.

Scholarship Opportunity for NFP Moms:

$1,000 scholarship award to a NFP client to help with post-secondary education costs.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be enrolled in the MFHS NFP and must have demonstrated a commitment to the NFP program model and curriculum.
  • Applicant must be accepted or enrolled in post-secondary education (college as well as trade and vocational schools) following high school.
  • Award goes directly to school to add to student’s account.

Eligible? Click here to apply today!
Applications being accepted until July 1, 2022.

Your support makes a difference:

This scholarship established to help motivated, deserving young mothers in our Nurse-Family Partnership program achieve their goals in something proven and worthwhile – higher education. The scholarship is completely funded by donors like yourself. Without your help, many would not have been given that small start they needed to achieve their goals.

  • 12 Kathryn Dickerson Scholarships have been awarded since 2007.
  • 12 first time moms were able to continue to pursue their degrees in Nursing, Human Services, Ultrasound Technology, Medical Billing and Psychology.
  • 12 Scholarships were sent to schools that include Penn State University, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University.
  • 2 scholarship recipients went on to graduate from nursing school and become nurses in the MFHS Nurse-Family Partnership Program.