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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 $35,000 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, 2021.  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.

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, P.O. Box 203, Olyphant, PA 18447.


Past Recipients


Stephanie Tilberry (Lackawanna)

Andre D’Souza (Luzerne)


Alayna Craig Lucas (Lackawanna)

Neil Patel (Luzerne)


Stephanie Amendola (Lackawanna)

Gabrielle Prezkop (Luzerne)


Joseph Hornak


Kyle Gleaves


Bhumi Patel


Douglas Zaruta


Megha Patel


Stephanie Hollenback