About Us

Our Mission

The Bashford Family Health Care Scholarship Endowment mission is to financially encourage and assist qualifying students who are eager to pursue careers in a medical or health care related field. Through this scholarship program we seek to financially assist students who seek to contribute and give back to our society through careers in medical and health care related areas.

Who We Are

We are a group of Idyllwild residents who are honoring the wishes of Mr. William Bashford. He donated an endowment to the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church for the purpose of providing medical and health care related education scholarships. You may find more information about the Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church at the website www.icpchurch.net

We are passionate about this opportunity to help fund post-high school education in a medical or health care related field of study. Examples include medical doctor, mental health professional, nursing, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, medical technician, and others.

The Bashford Family Health Care Scholarship Board consists of four members:

  • Joan Hirsch – Retired executive for a mechanical engineering and manufacturing software company
  • Mary Zimmerman – Retired R.N. health care administrator
  • Richard Schwartz – Retired mechanical engineer