Guidance News

Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors
UPMC Sports Medicine is proud to once again offer the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program in 2023. The scholarship program was developed to increase student interest in a career in sports medicine.  One scholarship for the amount of $2,000 will be awarded to a western Pennsylvania resident entering his/her senior year of high school in September 2023 in return for a six-week summer internship (30-40 hours per week for six weeks in a row) at the UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Complex and the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

The recipient will have the opportunity to observe patient evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation by physical therapists and athletic trainers, observe clients in the Sports Performance Department, and observe surgery with UPMC orthopedic surgeons.


For more information and application instructions please see our Scholarship Program Website

PHEAA Webinars
Advanced Planning for Financing Higher Education 
The thought of Higher Education costs can be overwhelming, however planning and identifying what you can do to help lessen those costs is an important step. It’s never too early or too late to start understanding what those costs are and what is available to help maintain, plan and help you make affordable decisions. Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program in a one hour webinar to begin that process and become prepared.
To register, please click on the date you would like to attend virtually:
Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance
There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for Scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing. This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying. It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started. We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions. Join Linda Pacewicz and Daniel Wray from Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA ) for an hour of detailed information on this topic.
To register, please click on the date you would like to attend virtually:
Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp
Lebanon Valley College
July 24-29, 2023!

Program Description:
Through lectures and hands on laboratory investigations in state of the art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of disciplines such as molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology immunology and other medical
sciences. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research.
The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional!
Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Courtney Lappas, Camp Director, if you have any questions! 

Dr. Lappas can be reached at [email protected] or (717) 867-6179.