County doubles size of medical scholarship to $72K

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 December 2021 at 12:31 pm

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature has doubled the size of a medical scholarship, from $36,000 to $72,000 over four years.

The county started offering the scholarship in 1966 to entice young physicians to work as doctors in the county.

The Orleans County Medical Scholarship Board recommended the scholarship be increased due to the increased costs involved in medical training.

“The Orleans County Legislature wishes to ensure that Orleans County is meeting the needs of our residents by securing physicians for our future health care needs,” the Legislature said last week in voting to increase the scholarship.