Applications Open for Medical Missions Scholarship

October 18, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the Bradley Joseph Memorial Scholarship for Medical Missions. This scholarship will assist Northwest Ohio pharmacy and nursing students who wish to participate in medical mission trips.

Applicants must be pursuing a career in the medical field in Ohio or Michigan. Priority will be given to pharmacy or nursing students at Ohio Northern University and the University of Findlay. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Applicants with a history of mission work or participation in faith-based activities/groups, and who are actively involved in church and community activities will be given preference, as will applicants who are joining the West Ohio Conference Medical Mission Teams to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico. Other faith-based medical missions will be considered.

Applications and complete eligibility requirements are available online here. Applications must be received by December 1 at The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation office, 101 W. Sandusky St., Suite 207.

In the last eight years, eighteen scholarships have been awarded for medical mission trips to Kenya, Mexico, Uganda, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

This scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Brad by his family, co-workers and friends. Brad was very active for five years as part of the West Ohio Conference Medical Mission Team to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico. He also attended mission trips to Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina. It is this special part of Brad’s life that his family, co-workers and friends have chosen to honor with this scholarship.

A 1995 graduate of Elida High School, Brad participated in basketball, tennis, golf and baseball. In 2001, he received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, graduating with honors. Brad was a pharmacist at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay and Bluffton, where he started the Coumadin Clinic. Brad was also very involved with his church family. He was a member of St. Paul UMC, Elida, where he was a member of the choir, Nominations Committee and a Youth Director. 

For more information about this scholarship contact Scholarship Manager Shelly Joseph at The Community Foundation at (419) 425-1100.