The mission of the Medical Heritge Foundation is to provide community education and ensure a sustainable pipeline of future physicians.

The Medical Heritage Foundation of Luzerne County is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Luzerne County Medical Society.
In  keeping with its mission of supporting medical education, the Foundation has provided more than $15,000 in financial support to the medical community of Luzerne County since its founding in 2007.  Grants have provided support for community medical education through an annual medical/legal seminar, for students to attend conferences that enable them to further their education and meet colleagues and mentors and, most significantly, for an annual scholarship award to a third-year student at Geisinger-Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM).

How to apply:

Deadline is October 15, 2019.  Applicants are required to submit a brief essay on why they should be awarded the scholarship and must also get a referral from GCSOM attesting to the applicant being a student in good standing.


  • ​Must be a current resident of and/or raised in Luzerne County.
  • Must be a third-year student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program.
  • Should be committed to practicing medicine in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Past Recipients

2018 - Stephanie Amendola (Lackawanna)

2018 - Gabrielle Prezkop (Luzerne)

2017 - Joseph Hornak

2016 - Kyle Gleaves

2015 - Bhumi Patel

2014 - Douglas Zaruta

2013 - Megha Patel

2012 - Stephanie Hollenback

To make a donation:

Funding for educational activities is derived primarily from donations from LCMS members although contributions are accepted from any individual or organization that would like to contribute.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and may be mailed to the Medical Heritage Foundation, c/o Luzerne County Medical Society, 130 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701.