David W. and Sandra L.R. Boyes Physician Education Scholarship
The David W. and Sandra L.R. Boyes Health Professional Education Scholarship is for health professionals and specialists who seek continuing education in the field of gerontology. It is the only scholarship that does not require graduates to pursue employment in the Town or County of Bedford. In fact, special consideration is given to applicants who currently practice or plan to practice in rural Virginia or southern Appalachian areas. This scholarship is open to specialists of all kinds including Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Physicians Assistants, Osteopaths and Registered Nurses.
David and Sandra Boyes promoted health and healthy living throughout their careers and in volunteer roles during their retirements. David held a BA Degree in Math and Chemistry. He worked at Owens Corning and at Piedmont Label in Bedford. Sandra, in addition to her BSN degree, held a Ph.D. in Education which enabled her to actively pursue her two passions – education and medicine. In Bedford, she taught in the Bedford Memorial Hospital LPN school of Nursing from 1969 to 1986. She taught in Bedford County schools from 1986 to 1990. David was killed in a tragic accident in 2006. Sandra continued their shared vision of impacting health care for seniors through the creation of this scholarship.
Promoting education with a focus on Geriatrics
Special challenges of the Age Wave
As our population figures reflect a greater percentage of seniors, physicians will be seeing and treating different patient populations with new needs. The purpose of the David W. and Sandra L.R. Boyes Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for physicians who want to pursue further education that will prepare them for the growing, changing and unique health needs of seniors. Preference will be given to female physicians, to those specializing in geriatrics and to those in family practices with a large percentage of senior patients.
Scholarship recipients are not required to practice in Bedford City or County. In fact, the scholarship in intended to help, among others, applicants who currently practice or plan to practice in rural Virginia or southern Appalachian areas.
Specialists of all kinds, including chiropractors and osteopaths, are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee and the recipient will be notified by mail. The scholarship check will be sent to the institution where the recipient is enrolled.