St. Louis, MO (KTRS) BJC HealthCare is launching a new scholarship fund in response to the findings from the Ferguson Commission.
Scholarships will be awarded annually to up to fourteen students in communities served by BJC hospitals, including St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Each scholarship will be a need-based award of up to $10,000 per academic year at a public Missouri or Illinois state college or university in the state where the student resides.
“BJC is at heart a health care organization. We are also the area’s largest employer and are actively
engaged with our community,” said Steve Lipstein, BJC president and CEO.
“We want to take meaningful action, beyond our role as a health care provider, in helping move forward in the wake of
events that shook our community two years ago.” Lipstein added.
One need identified in the Ferguson Commission report called for increasing college access and affordability.