The Medical Heritage Foundation


The mission of the Medical Heritage Foundation is to provide community education and ensure a sustainable pipeline of future physicians.

The Medical Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the county medical society.

In keeping with its mission of supporting medical education, the Foundation has provided more than $25,000 in financial support to the medical community since its founding in 2007.  Grants have provided support for community medical education through an annual medical/legal seminar; for students to attend conferences that enable them to further their education, and meet colleagues and mentors; and, most significantly, for an annual scholarship award to a third-year medical student.

How to apply:

Deadline is October 1, 2020.  Applicants are required to submit a brief essay on why they should be awarded the scholarship, most recent transcripts and a letter of referral from their medical school.

Please send applications via email to


  • Must be a current resident of and/or raised in Luzerne or Lackawanna County.

  • Must be a third-year student enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine program.

  • Should be committed to practicing medicine in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Past Recipients

2019 – Alayna Craig Lucas (Lackawanna)

2018 – Neil Patel (Luzerne)

2018 – Stephanie Amendola (Lackawanna)

2018 – Gabrielle Prezkop (Luzerne)

2017 – Joseph Hornak

2016 – Kyle Gleaves

2015 – Bhumi Patel

2014 – Douglas Zaruta

2013 – Megha Patel

2012 – Stephanie Hollenback

To make a donation:

Funding for educational activities is derived primarily from donations from LCMS members although contributions are accepted from any individual or organization that would like to contribute.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and may be mailed to the Medical Heritage Foundation, PO Box 203, Olyphant, PA 18447.

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