After providing $4,000,000 of health career scholarships and 59 years of encouraging and supporting healthcare education in the Roanoke area, Health Focus of Southwest Virginia has decided to donate our scholarship endowment funds to the Carilion Clinic Foundation. Therefore, future scholarship awards will be issued by the Carilion Clinic Foundation.
This transition will take place shortly. However, we will continue to process applications through this website for the upcoming academic year. Moving forward, we will inform you of any additional changes.
It has been our pleasure to provide financial assistance to thousands of intelligent, compassionate students eager to care for patients in need of their help.
On behalf of Health Focus, we wish you a very successful healthcare career!
All applications and supporting documents must be completed and emailed on or before Saturday, April 15, 2023. Only 2023-2024 applications will be accepted.
Step One: Determine if you are eligible
You are considered eligible if you are pursuing a health career degree and...
  1. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
  2. Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a college or university in the state of Virginia for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  3. Have a financial need.
  4. Maintain a permanent residence in one of the following Virginia counties or independent town/city within them: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Salem City, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe.
  5. Is determined to achieve your health career education goal.
Step Two: Application process
  1. The application must be completed and submitted via this website.
  2. Documents required from school administrators, references, and transcript processing companies must be emailed to Amy Bridge, on or before April 15, 2023.
  3. All other required documents (see summary page) must be emailed as separate attachments by the applicant to Amy Bridge, by the April 15, 2023, deadline date.

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Please address any questions to:

Until February 28, 2023 to Laurie Gibbons, 540-588-0623 or

Beginning March 1, 2023 to Amy Bridge, 540-224-4541 or