The MEDARVA Foundation’s purpose is to expand medical knowledge and access in Central Virginia. To fulfill that purpose and celebrate the organization’s 70th year in 2022, the MEDARVA Foundation is launching a new summer program for area high school juniors and seniors to encourage interest in healthcare professions and community service. The MEDARVA Scholars program is designed to give students:

  • An immersive experience in rotations through busy healthcare settings
  • Personalized leadership training
  • Access to and interaction with community leaders
  • An introduction to nonprofit governance
  • A hands-on group project designed to exercise newly developed skills and knowledge

This two-week program will be open to just 30 students, selected for their academic achievements and interest in exploring healthcare as a potential profession. Participants will receive:

  • Personalized set of scrubs
  • Daily lunches
  • Program graduation certificate
  • Personalized letter of recommendation for inclusion in college applications

Tuition for this program is $500, payable upon acceptance.  Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need.  Applications will be accepted through April 25, 2022, or until the seats are full.

The two-week program will begin on Monday, July 11, and end on Thursday July 21. There is no session on Friday July 15. The program will begin promptly at 9:00am and end no later than 4:30pm.

Applications are closed. We look forward to seeing your application in 2023.