Accepting Applications or the Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted for students pursuing nursing degrees. The scholarship was established by Doug Foster in loving memory of his wife, Karla, who was tragically killed on September 11, 2006 by a hit and run driver. Karla had been a nurse at Parrish Medical Center (PMC) for more than 22 years.

Scholarship applicants must be residents of North Brevard County, be accepted into a nursing program, and possess a 3.0 or better grade point average. The $3,000 scholarship is in exchange for a one-year commitment to work at Parrish Medical Center. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for the next semester award. Applications are available in the PMC Human Resources department or at the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.

For more information about applying, please contact the PMC Human Resources department at 321-268-6155. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, July 27, 2011. To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Karla Foster, RN, Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) at 321-269-4066. The JPMF office is located at 213 Broad Street, Titusville, FL 32796.

The mission of JPMF is to inspire philanthropy and volunteerism in support of Parrish Medical Center’s mission of healing experiences for everyone all the time. Through staff and volunteers, JPMF raises funds to support healthcare initiatives in North Brevard County. JPMF’s featured projects include Cancer Care, The Children’s Center, the Parrish Health Village and the Center for Lifelong Health. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, call 321-269-4066 or visit

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