Values of the Penn HOSA Foundation

Towards our organization …

We believe we act as a critical link empow­ering students to pursue a post-secondary education in the health care profes­sions.

We believe that we are a dynamic force to perpetuate health care profes­sions, especially in Pennsylvania.

We believe that we are a catalyst to support and grow more HOSA Inc. chapters.

We believe that we have a duty to set the national pace in providing schol­ar­ships to students.

We believe we act as a secure vehicle for private, philan­thropic and public gift giving.

We believe that there is unlimited potential for growth and we will pursue it.

We believe that our organi­zation must remain lean in admin­is­trative costs so as to direct funds we raise towards students, first and foremost.

We believe that we must remain true to our mission and not encumber it with bureau­cratic red tape nor will we “follow the money” and as a result, redirect our energies outside of our mission.

We believe that every board member has the respon­si­bility to identify sources and contacts to raise funds for schol­ar­ships.

Towards the health care professions…

We believethat there is a great demand and need for health care profes­sions in Pennsylvania and we have a respon­si­bility to address that demand.

We believe that health profes­sions improve our society and that in pursuing this career; students enter the field as a “calling” to fulfill a higher purpose. It is more than just a job.

We believe that careers in this field offer a wide array of oppor­tu­nities with entry levels appro­priate to each student’s abilities.

We believe that the health profes­sions offer career ladders that benefit each person’s ability to grow in this constantly evolving field.

We believe that careers in this field are family-friendly allowing flexi­bility in sched­uling  and supportive of family life, in general.

We believe that a core value in pursuing a career in the health profes­sions is to serve one’s community and deliver compas­sionate care to its members.

Towards students…

We believe that well motivated students should not be constrained by finances.

We believe in recog­nizing and rewarding hard work.

We believe students will do well to remain in Pennsylvania and we will encourage them to do so.

We believe that young people who are active members of HOSA Inc. are deserving of our schol­ar­ships.

We believe that students receiving our schol­ar­ships will pursue a career in the health care profes­sions.

We believe in devel­oping the whole person and will nurture students to become confident, sensitive, and compas­sionate caregivers.

We believe in nurturing each individual’s leadership abilities, personal growth and capacity for continuous learning.

We believe that by offering schol­ar­ships, we are adding value and incentive to HOSA membership.

We believe that student’s real “life stories” offer an oppor­tunity to inspire gift giving and motivate other young people to pursue health care careers.

We believe our students deserve excellent advisors and mentors who can inspire, motivate, counsel and impart knowledge of the health care profes­sions.

We believe students appre­ciate the schol­ar­ships we award them.

Towards HOSA Inc. Chapters …

We believe that Chapter Advisors are vital to devel­oping the whole person, mentoring students, instilling profes­sional behaviors and imparting knowledge.

We believe that Chapter Advisors develop the whole person by offering oppor­tu­nities to develop confi­dence, sensi­tivity, leadership and personal growth – all desirable charac­ter­istics of healthcare profes­sionals.

We believe that Chapter Advisors act as a vital commu­ni­cation link with school guidance counselors, teachers, admin­is­trators and the health care community.

We believe that students throughout all of Pennsylvania should have access to HOSA Inc. chapters.

We believe that Chapter Advisors offer the Foundation valuable infor­mation and insight on community needs and interests of students which can better inform fundraising efforts and also offer real life stories of students to inspire gift giving.

We believe that HOSA Chapters inspire public service among its students and thus, build tomorrow’s volun­teers.

We believe that Chapter Advisors can act as advocates for support services of students with unique needs and guide students towards careers appro­priate to their capacity; balancing the need to inspire students to excel yet being realistic of their abilities.

We believe in the value and growth of chapters at the college level, in addition to high school programs.