The Penney Richards Memorial Scholarships
Academic Year 2011-2012
Deadline May 1, 2012
The Penney Richards Memorial
Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 by David and Penny Richards
in memory of their daughter, Penney, who was killed in a motorcycle
crash on November 19, 2009. At the time of her death she was a
medical assistant with Massachusetts General Hospital's North Shore
Cancer Center in Danvers, MA, and preparing to enter a
radiation/oncology program to further her education.
Mr. and Mrs. Richards seek
applicants for scholarships from people who, like their daughter,
are employed in the medical field and continuing their education to
develop greater knowledge and skill sets to treat the range of
patient needs in the health care arena. Applicants should be
serious-minded, of sound character, and have a demonstrated commitment to
exemplary patient care.
The following are required to
apply for the Penney Richards Memorial Scholarships:
A completed application – to
include personal and academic information
An essay of approximately 500
words as to why you should be considered for a scholarship
Two letters of
recommendation: one from your employment supervisor or manager
in your current role in the health care industry, and one from a
The name and address of your
current employer and the name and telephone number of a person
who will verify your employment
A copy of the
college/university issued grades earned in the fall 2011
semester (if applicable)
Applications will be reviewed by
a committee that includes business and health care industry
professionals. The final determination of awards will be the
decision of Mr. and Mrs. Richards, in conjunction with input from
the application review committee.
The application is available in
PDF format at www.penneyrichards.com.
Click the link to the left to download.
The completed application,
letters of recommendation, essay, and a cover letter with the
additional information required should be mailed to:
Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 262
Any information submitted that
contains personal identifiable information will be shredded and
disposed of at the completion of this round of applications. Cover
letters may be retained for matters of recordkeeping by the Penney
Richards Memorial Fund, Inc.
Please postmark you application
package by May 1, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified of
their award by June 15, 2012.
The decision of the Mr. and Mrs.
Richards and the application review committee is final.
Thank you for your interest in
the Penney Richards Memorial Scholarships.