Scholarships

Did you know that continued education has been proven to significantly impact outcomes for patients in hospitals across the country?

UPMC Hamot was awarded the prestigious Magnet® Designation in 2016 which only 6 percent of hospitals in the U.S. have attained. Magnet® hospitals consistently provide the highest levels of care, and the demanding standards of the award are most often accomplished by better educated workforces – like ours. Advanced training at UPMC Hamot is central to saving lives, strengthening our culture of excellence, and providing opportunities for employees at all levels to advance their careers.

Every year, we are proud to award over $200,000 to employees seeking advanced degrees, training, and certifications. 

Scholarships from Hamot Health Foundation support the housekeeper who wants to go back to school for respiratory therapy, the nurse who wants to pursue a master’s degree, and the prenatal unit that wants to be trained in bereavement care. In turn, continued education equips your local hospital with the skills and expertise that allow us to give you and your loved ones the highest level of care possible. Advanced training is vital to what we do, and it’s only made possible by the generosity of our community.