Thursday, Jun 23, 2022
Scholarships given through Capital Health’s partnership with Rider
Capital Health has announced four winners of full-tuition scholarships to Rider University as part of an employee education benefits partnership with the University. The scholarship winners are immediate family members of Capital Health employees and include Rachel Burnett, Andrew Coates, Gloria Owusu and Johannah Stevenson.
To be eligible for the scholarships, candidates or their immediate family members must be full-time, non-union employees of Capital Health for at least one year and meet additional eligibility requirements. Capital Health’s partnership with Rider launched in 2020 when Capital Health Medical Group began overseeing the University’s Student Health Center and providing primary care health services to students and employees.
“On behalf of Capital Health, I’m pleased to congratulate the inaugural winners of our full-tuition scholarships to Rider University,” says Al Maghazehe, president and CEO of Capital Health. “As our relationship with Rider grows, we’ll offer similar scholarship opportunities annually as part of a broader education benefits program for our employees and their families.”
Rachel Burnett of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Pennsbury High School. Daughter of Elizabeth De La Portilla-Stout, assistant nurse manager in Hemodialysis at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Burnett is an elementary education and history double major.
Andrew Coates of Levittown, Pennsylvania, is the son of Kim Coates, a registered nurse and practice lead at Capital Health Occupational Health Center. He is a graduate of Calvary Christian Academy of Philadelphia and his major is communication studies. He intends to pursue a career in media.
Gloria Owusu of Hamilton, New Jersey, is the daughter of Samuel Acheaw, care management nurse at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Owusu is a graduate of Hamilton High School West and is an accounting major.
Johannah Stevenson of Lumberton, New Jersey, is a graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Daughter of Robert Stevenson, tech specialist at the Sleep Center at Capital Health-Hamilton, she plans to pursue a career as a secondary STEM teacher in a “high need” school district.
Undergraduate students (including those transferring to Rider University or enrolling in a continuing studies program) are eligible to receive these scholarships, which are awarded for four consecutive years or until completion of the academic program. Scholarship recipients must be full-time students, maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and be students in good standing with Rider University at all times during the course of their enrollment.
Capital Health’s employee education benefits program also features a 50% tuition discount agreement with Rider for non-union employees and their immediate family members (cannot be combined with full-tuition scholarships). Other Rider education benefits for Capital Health employees include an application fee waiver; free, unofficial evaluation of transfer credits prior to applying; and a Rider academic adviser to help plan their schedule. Graduate student applicants can request a free evaluation of transfer credits as well as course and GMAT/GRE waivers and exclusive certificate programs for Capital Health employees are currently in development.
Capital Health is the Central New Jersey/Lower Bucks County region’s leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advanced technology. Comprised of two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell), a Hamilton outpatient facility and an extensive network of primary and specialty care practices across the region, Capital Health is a dynamic health care resource accredited by DNV.