The Garrett County Steps to Better Health Committee (STEPS) is offering three scholarships to Garrett County residents who are pursuing a career in a health care field.

“We want to encourage Garrett County residents to work toward a careers in a health care field,” said Charles Wilt, Steps Committee Chairman.

The three $500 scholarships will be awarded to two 2019 Garrett County graduating high school or home school students living in Garrett County, and one non-traditional student enrolled at Garrett College.

Additional requirements include:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Plan to major in a health related field at a two or four-year college
  • Demonstrate character and leadership
  • Demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular and/or community activities

Preference will be given to applicants who attended and/or volunteered at the Garrett County Health Fair on April 13th. Applicant must check in at the registration table and sign the scholarship attendance form.

Applications are due by April 20, and are available at each high school guidance office, at Garrett College, and on the Garrett County Health Fair Facebook page.

Submit applications or questions to gchd.admin@maryland.gov, or mail applications to: Administration (STEPS Scholarship), Garrett County Health Department, 1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD 21550.

The STEPS Committee is composed of local businesses, public agencies, and private citizens, who want to improve the overall wellness in the community. The committee is the organizing body for the Garrett County Health Fair and Family Fun Festival scheduled for April 13th at the CARC (Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex) at Garrett College in McHenry from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.