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Important Scholarship Announcement

After providing $4,000,000 of health career scholarships and 58 years of encouraging and supporting healthcare education in the Roanoke area, Health Focus of Southwest Virginia has decided to donate our scholarship endowment funds to the Carilion Clinic Foundation. Therefore, future scholarship awards will be issued by the Carilion Clinic Foundation.


We will continue to process applications through the same website,, for the 2023-2024 academic year. We will keep you informed of any additional changes.


It has been our pleasure to provide financial assistance to thousands of bright, compassionate students eager to care for patients needing their help.


On behalf of the Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Board of Directors and Staff, we wish you a very successful healthcare career!


"To encourage, support, and promote healthcare education in the Southwest Virginia Region."

About Health Focus


Health Focus of Southwest Virginia, established in 1964, is a health-centered foundation focused on providing:

  • Health Career Scholarships

  • Medical Education Programs

  • A Medical Artifact Repository


We rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers to accomplish our mission.  Please consider donating now.

Health Career Scholarships


At Health Focus of Southwest Virginia, we believe that education costs should not keep you from your dream of becoming a doctor, nurse, dental hygienist, or any health career in between.  Congratulations to the 2022-2023 academic year recipients!

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