Dorothy Isaac Scholarship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Dorothy Isaac Scholarship

The Dorothy Isaac Scholarship is a tribute to an incredibly dedicated Nationwide Children’s Hospital and community volunteer.  During her lifetime, Dorothy Isaac demonstrated her devotion to the Nationwide Children’s community and volunteer service.  Dotty’s volunteer legacy is continued today by her family, and at Nationwide Children’s we especially value the sustaining service of Dotty’s daughter, Bobbie Weiler, who began volunteering at Nationwide Children’s in 1963.

The Dorothy Isaac Scholarship Fund is maintained within the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Contributions to the fund are welcomed.  Thirty scholarships have been awarded since 1983 recognizing the outstanding teens within our community and supporting their advanced education.

Application Criteria and Process

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduating high school senior with plans for continuing education

  • Active Nationwide Children's Hospital volunteer

  • At least 100 hours of volunteer service at Nationwide Children's main or off-site hospital facility

Application Requirements

  • Complete Isaac Scholarship Application

  • Two letters of recommendation.  One should be from one of the student’s high school teachers. The other should be from a member of the community who is not related to the applicant, but who knows the student well

  • Submit Activity Resume. Should include school activities, job experiences, community activities, dates of involvement, and leadership roles.

  • Submit official high school transcript, which includes class ranking and GPA.

  • Complete essay. On a separate sheet of paper, student will respond to prompt: Please express your thoughts and feelings about your time as a Nationwide Children’s Hospital volunteer. Tell how you think your volunteer experiences will help you succeed in college or vocational school.

The deadline to apply is February 17, 2014. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the volunteer recognition brunch on March 29, 2014.

Direct any questions to Family and Volunteer Services at (614) 722-3635 or

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000