Medical Excellence Scholarship

The Medical Excellence Scholarship was established in 1990 by Citizens Memorial Healthcare – Foundation. This scholarship was designed to help residents of our service area to achieve their dreams of working in a career in healthcare.
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The deadline for all 2020 applications is February 28th 2020. 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 applicants 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.

Here is a list of programs the Medical Excellence Scholarship has supported, if there is ever a question as to if your program can qualify please contact us:

  • 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

For more information about the CMH Medical Excellence Scholarship, download an application or contact Peggy Blackstock in the CMH Human Resources Office at 417-328-7748 or email

To help raise money for the scholarship the CMH Foundation will host 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 will go 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.

Applications are due back to Human Resources at CMH by February 28th at 5:00 pm. Late applications are not accepted.

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Savanah Pope

Human Resources Representative

Phone: 417-328-7748