NEPA Health Care Foundation Scholars Recognized Members News November 16, 2023 The 2023 Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation Scholars were honored during the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s annual scholarship reception on Thursday, October 12, 2023. “Recipients of this prestigious scholarship have demonstrated a commitment to practicing medicine in Northeastern Pennsylvania and a strong history of service to the community,” stated Laura Ducceschi, President and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which administers the NEPA Health Care Foundation. “The financial assistance this program provides grants these scholars the freedom to stay here in the region and care for our neighbors while falling in line with the NEPA Health Care Foundation’s mission to improve the region’s health and well-being.”The NEPA Health Care Foundation is in its tenth year of a $3.2 million commitment to the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine for scholarship support for incoming first-year medical students from Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties. The NEPA Health Care Foundation Scholars program covers full tuition for these scholars, who indicate a commitment to practice medicine in Northeastern Pennsylvania.Additionally, the NEPA Health Care Foundation has provided over $800,000 in grant support to a variety of organizations, including Lackawanna College, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA, Children’s Service Center, The Greater Hazleton Partners in Education, Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium, and Saint Joseph’s Center, through its Careers in Care initiative. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation’s Careers in Care initiative is a $1.7 million commitment over a three-year period (2020-2023).The Scranton Area Community Foundation administers the NEPA Health Care Foundation.