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The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to area students to assist with their educational costs for the 2018 spring school semester.
Receiving scholarships from the TCMH Healthcare Foundation were Ashlynn Rogers of Mountain Grove and Grace Buffington of Rolla. The recipients were chosen among several applicants by members of the Healthcare Foundation board of directors.
Rogers is a student at Cox College in Springfield, MO, and she’s pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing.
Buffington is a student at Rolla Technical Center, and she is pursuing a radiologic technology degree. Buffington is also currently a radiologic technologist student at TCMH.
“Educational scholarships are a focus area of the TCMH Healthcare Foundation,” Jay Gentry, Healthcare Foundation director, said. He added, “Our board of directors believes in the importance of education for area students that are pursuing training in healthcare-related fields.”
With the recent scholarship awards, the Foundation has awarded $83,500 in scholarships to area students since the program began in 2007. The Healthcare Foundation awards educational scholarships for students pursuing additional higher education each spring and fall. This fall, the Healthcare Foundation will award endowed scholarship funds in addition to the Healthcare Foundation scholarships. The Foundation will accept applications for the fall scholarships beginning in April.
“The Foundation board of directors recognizes the growing need for healthcare providers in rural America,” Gentry stated. “It is the hope of the Foundation that these scholarships will assist in attracting and retaining qualified residents to work in the local healthcare fields.”
Complete scholarship information and the scholarship application is available online at www.tcmhfoundation.org.