First Posted: 12/8/2014
The Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund of The Luzerne Foundation recently awarded a $6,000 scholarship to Nicholas Lombard of Shavertown, a Doctor of Physical Therapy student who will enter his second year of graduate study with the spring 2015 semester.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the recipient must have graduated from a high school in Luzerne County, be enrolled in a college or university in Luzerne County that offers specialized health care educational programming, meet academic requirements, and exhibit financial need.
Lombard is a graduate of Dallas High School. The son of Phil and Meg Lombard is scheduled to receive his doctorate in physical therapy from Misericordia University in December 2016.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University is a 6½-year professional program in which students receive a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree. Undergraduate students complete the requirements for their bachelor’s degree during their first 3½ years of study in programs like biology, business administration, health care management, psychology, sport management, and more. Students accepted into the Misericordia program as first-year students are guaranteed to progress into the graduate program as long as they are in good academic standing.