SLCHSF Continues Scholarship Program In 2016

SLCHSF Continues Scholarship Program In 2016


Newburgh, NY – Applications for the St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation (SLCSHF) annual scholarship program are now available for graduating local high school students who are entering an accredited university or community college. In order to be considered for one of these opportunities, applicants must submit their information by April 15.

The Albert M. Berkelhamer Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award made possible through the generosity of family and friends of Albert M. Berkelhamer. Applicants must have completed 50 hours of community service at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and demonstrate scholastic achievement.

The Michael L. Pappis, M.D. Memorial Scholarship is given to a student planning on pursuing a career in the medical field, as well as demonstrating scholastic achievement, and actively participating in community service and extra-curricular activities. This $1,500 scholarship was established by the SLCH medical staff and the Pappis Family as a lasting memorial tribute to Dr. Michael Lukas Pappis.

The St. Luke’s Cornwall Health System Foundation Auxiliary Scholarship is open to graduating high school students who are the son or daughter of a St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital employee and/or an active hospital volunteer. Candidates for these two $1,000 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of the SLCHSF Auxiliary, must plan to pursue a career in a health-related field and demonstrate scholastic achievement.

For more information call (845) 568-2478 or email

About St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (SLCH) is a not-for-profit community hospital with campuses in Newburgh and Cornwall, NY. The hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the Hudson Valley and has achieved excellence in the delivery of compassionate and comprehensive health care services.  SLCH has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for five consecutive years. The Joint Commission noted SLCH for excellence in Key Quality Measures in management of Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke and Surgical Care. SLCH is also recognized as an industry leader in using information technology to improve patient care, by winning the Most Wired Award for the second year in a row. In January 2016, SLCH officially partnered with Montefiore Health System to strengthen the delivery of health care locally and enhance access to exceptional specialty care for Hudson Valley residents.