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Scholarships & Training

Good Samaritan Foundation recognizes that knowledgeable, well-trained employees provide better care and service. For that reason, the Foundation manages 20 scholarship funds for use by former Good Samaritan Hospital employees and their children.

Each year, the foundation distributes roughly $32,000 in education funds.

Employee Scholarships

Are you a former Good Samaritan Hospital employee, (on the GSH payroll in 2018), or a Premier Health employee attending college this fall? You may qualify for an employee scholarship from Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Complete this form and submit it per the directions on the form.

Youth Scholarship

Are you a former Good Samaritan Hospital employee (on the GSH payroll in 2018) with a child attending college this fall, or is your parent a former employee? You may qualify for a Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Scholarship! Complete this form and submit it per the directions at the bottom.

In addition to the general Scholarships and Training fund, you may also elect to designate your gifts to one of the following memorial scholarships:

Dale Cornett Memorial Scholarship

Dale Cornett was enthusiastic, intuitive, loyal and selfless. He was a husband, mentor, father, nurse, life-long learner and a friend to everyone he met.

This scholarship was founded in his memory by the Nephrology Associates of Dayton, Inc. and Renal Physicians, Inc.

  • Each scholarship is $1,000 and two will be awarded.
  • There is no restriction on the degree the student is pursuing.

Give to the Dale Cornett Memorial Scholarship.

Douglas P. Longenecker, MD, Scholarship

Dr. Longenecker was the founding President/CEO of Samaritan Family Care, Inc. from 1990 – 1995 and former Chairman of the Board for Samaritan Family Care, Inc. He was also on the Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center Board from 1986-1987. Dr. Longenecker had a large passion for giving quality care to his patients. In the winter of 1987, he was quoted in the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s annual report saying, “I believe patients perceive the physician’s role as two-fold…to provide care, and to serve as a confidant and friend.” He was the perfect example of both of these things.

The Douglas P. Longenecker, MD, Scholarship is awarded to a Good Samaritan Hospital employee pursuing a degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Give to the Douglas P. Longenecker, MD, Scholarship.

Walter A. Reiling, Jr. MD, Scholarship

Dr. Reiling was born at Good Samaritan Hospital and worked here as a lab tech from 1957 – 1961, during his time as a student at University of Dayton. A 1965 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Reiling has been on staff as a surgeon at Good Sam from 1970 to the present.  He has been a faculty member at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine since the medical school’s inception in 1973. Dr. Reiling served as a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board from 2009-2013, and as the Chair from 2011-2013. He was also Chief of Staff of Good Samaritan Hospital from 1983-1984.

The Walter A. Reiling, Jr. MD, Scholarship, is awarded to a Good Samaritan Hospital employee enrolled in a degree program in any field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Give to the Walter A. Reiling, Jr. MD, Scholarship.

Scholarship funds are used for a variety of purposes, including:

Enabling nurses to continue their studies for bachelor or advanced degrees

Allowing any GSH employee to pursue education in a field of their choice

Paying registration fees for professional conferences

If you would like to contribute to a scholarship fund or create a new scholarship, please  email foundation@gshdayton.org.


In Scholarships and Training awarded annually

Meet Darrell

Darrell became one of the first recipients of the Physician-sponsored Employee Appreciation Scholarship in 2012. Said this father of young sons, “I’m so grateful for this financial help. Going to school while working full-time is not easy, but I do it because I want to make my boys proud. I want them to see me succeed after putting in the hard work. This scholarship makes it a whole lot easier!”

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