Applicants sought for medical scholarships

JASPER — With the assistance of the Dubois County Community Foundation, Memorial Hospital Foundation is offering various medical scholarship opportunities.

A scholarship application must be completed by applicants and returned to the Memorial Hospital Foundation office by March 1. Applications will be available at the Memorial Hospital Foundation office, located at 709 W. Ninth St. and online at www.mhhcc.org.

Selection of scholarship recipients will be made by a committee composed of staff members of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center as designated by Memorial Hospital. The committee will include, but is not limited to, the executive director of Memorial Hospital Foundation, the vice president of Patient Services, and a minimum of one patient services director from the hospital.

For more information regarding these scholarship opportunities, contact Executive Director Mike Jones, Memorial Hospital Foundation, at mjones@mhhcc.org or by phone at 812-996-8426.

Available scholarships are:

• The Doris A. Ackerman and Family Nursing Scholarship may be applied by graduates of public high schools located in Dubois County, who are enrolled in post-high school programs leading to a registered nurse designation. Financial need is a primary consideration. Students with plans to return to Dubois County will receive priority consideration. Previous Ackerman Scholarship recipients may be considered and will receive equal consideration as graduating seniors. The scholarship is in the amount of $950.

• The Mabel L. Kuebler Nursing Endowment will provide two scholarships for graduates of public high schools located in Dubois County, who are enrolled in post-high school programs leading to a registered nurse designation. Financial need is a primary consideration. Current college students and previous Kuebler Scholarship recipients may be considered. Each of the scholarships are in the amount of $1,750.

• The Mildred E. Schwinghammer Nursing Scholarship is for Dubois County residents who are enrolled in post-high school programs leading to a registered nurse designation. Current college students and previous Schwinghammer Scholarship residents may be considered. The amount is $1,650 for the scholarship.

• The St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Southridge High School pursuing a career in the health care field. Current college-only students who are graduates of Southridge High School may be considered. The amount of the scholarship is $900.

• The Kathleen M. Tempel Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to residents of the Memorial Hospital service area or southern Indiana area who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in post-high school programs leading to an Associate of Science in Nursing degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree registered nurse designation. The desired outcome is that the recipient returns to the southern Indiana area to practice subsequent to graduation. Past recipients may apply annually if they wish. The scholarship may amount up to $1,500.

• Five Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to residents of the Memorial Hospital service area, one each specifically in Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Pike and Spencer counties. These are for students who attended high school in these respective counties and are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in post-high school programs leading to a degree in any health career field (M.D., pharmacist, radiology technologist, rehabilitation therapist, and so forth). The desired outcome is that the recipients return to the Dubois County area to practice subsequent to graduation. Past recipients may apply annually if they wish. The scholarship is a one-time grant of up to $1,000.

For more information regarding these scholarship opportunities, contact Executive Director Mike Jones, Memorial Hospital Foundation, at mjones@mhhcc.org or by phone at 812-996-8426.