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Medical Excellence Scholarship

The Medical Excellence Scholarship was established in 1990 by Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. This scholarship was designed to help residents of our service area to achieve their dreams of working in a career in health care.

How to Apply

Completed CMH Medical Excellence Scholarship applications must be submitted to CMH Human Resources by 5 p.m. on the last day of February. Late applications will not be accepted.

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Scholarship Details

The application deadline is the end of February for scholarships issued the fall of that year. These scholarships are made available to anyone interested working in the medical field from the CMH service area. Applicants must be able to return to the service area as a CMH employee after their education level is complete.

A board will review and select applicants to come in for an interview and submit more information. The panel will elect about 15-20 new applicants every school year. The scholarship will be awarded in late April.

To be considered for the scholarship, you must turn in:

  • The completed application
  • Three professional references in sealed envelopes
  • A letter of intent from the applicant
  • A copy of the applicant's most recent transcripts (does not have to be official)

Before any financial assistance can be given, all scholarship recipients must show acceptance into a program or university.

Applicants must show a minimum of a 2.5 non-weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale for high school or post-secondary educational coursework.

The Medical Excellence Scholarship has helped individuals pursue accredited courses of study in a wide variety of medical-related careers, including:

  • Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Medical Technologist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Other licensed and/or registered profession as approved

If you have a question about whether your program of study can qualify for a Medical Excellence Scholarship, please contact Ebby Green in Human Resources at 417-328-7748 or email

Scholarship Funding

To help raise money for the scholarship, the CMH Foundation hosts an Annual CMH Foundation Medical Excellence Golf Classic at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar. The Golf Classic is held in June. Participants will pay an entry fee that goes toward green fees, cart rental, a gift package, tournament prizes, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a dinner after the tournament.

The tournament has six different sponsorship levels ranging from $250 to $5,000. All money raised from this event  goes to the Medical Excellence Scholarship fund. For more information about the Annual CMH Medical Excellence Golf Classic, contact Wren Hall, tournament coordinator, at 417-328-6318 or 888-328-6010.

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