LVHN–Pocono Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The Pocono Foundation administers several nursing and healthcare scholarships for high school and college students pursing their passion in healthcare.

It was the belief of those who helped establish these scholarships that if we can support those students in need, they will one day return to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono (LVH-Pocono) to serve their community.

Nursing Scholarships

The R. Dale Hughes Scholarship, Robert A. Gordon Scholarship, and Jennie Cramer Scholarship are all awarded in May. Applicants must be enrolled in the last two years of a nursing program, be in the upper 25% of his/her class and have a 3.2 grade point or above.

Jennie Cramer Nursing Scholarship

Established in 1992 by the Cramer Family to enable LVH-Pocono to recruit outstanding nursing students. Scholarships are awarded each year to two outstanding nursing students entering the final two years of their nursing program.

Robert A. Gordon Nursing Scholarship

The former Pocono Medical Center Board of Directors established the Robert A. Gordon Memorial Nursing Scholarship Endowment in 1991 in recognition of Mr. Gordon's outstanding service as a dedicated board member. A scholarship is awarded each year to a nursing student entering the final two years of their nursing program.

R. Dale Hughes Nursing Scholarship

Mr. Hughes established the R. Dale Hughes Nursing Scholarship Endowment in 1991 to encourage outstanding nursing students to establish a career in nursing at LVH-Pocono. This scholarship is awarded each year to an exemplary nursing student entering the final year of their nursing program.


Healthcare Scholarships

Dr. Elmo J. Lilli Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Dr. Lilli began practicing family and geriatric medicine in the Poconos in 1959 and was Chief of Medical Staff of then Pocono Hospital from 1978 to 1980. A scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who is planning to pursue a degree in healthcare. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average 3.0 or higher and must be accepted into an accredited healthcare program.


Sean P. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship

During Sean’s 24 years of life he touched many lives with his compassionate heart and determined spirit. This scholarship was established in 2013 to continue Sean’s passion for helping those in need. Each year a scholarship is offered to a deserving college or graduate student who reflects the qualities Sean displayed and is entering the final year of a qualified healthcare program. 

Notre Dame Application

Advanced Degree Application

Stroudsburg Area School District Scholarships

The scholarships will be awarded to three Stroudsburg High School seniors with outstanding academic performance choosing to pursue a career in healthcare.