OMC awards 10 health care educational scholarships
Ozarks Medical Center recently awarded seven scholarships to students who
plan to go into the health care profession.
Scholarship recipients will receive $2,500 per semester. Scholarships are
renewable for up to two years with total funding of up to $10,000.
Scholarships were awarded to Missouri State University – West Plains
nursing students Hailey Shinberger, Mindy Baughman, Brandy Johnson, and
Haylea Rackley. Also receiving scholarships were Lora Hand, Masters Social
Work at Missouri State University in Springfield; Hannah Duvall, Occupational
Therapy Assistant at Arkansas Tech; Jana Brill, Psychiatric and Mental
Health Nurse Practitioner at St. Louis University; Jessie McAfee, Speech
Language Pathology, University of Central Missouri; and Jennifer Baldridge,
LPN at Ozarka College.
The OMC scholarship program combines college scholarship funding with employment
opportunities at OMC. One-year of full-time employment is required for
each year the scholarship is awarded.
“OMC is pleased to offer scholarships to these seven students who
wish to continue their education and enter or advance in the field of
health care," said Jeannette Stevens, OMC Recruitment Coordinator.
"The scholarships eliminate financial barriers for deserving students
and benefit the hospital by educating new caregivers who will provide
compassionate, quality care to our patients."
Scholarship eligibility includes acceptance into a nursing or allied health
program leading to graduation eligibility within two years and a minimum
2.75 grade point average. The following professions are applicable for
the scholarship: registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN),
certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), Licensed Clinical Social
Workers (LCSW), pharmacist, registered radiologic technology disciplines,
nuclear medicine technology disciplines, respiratory therapy, medical
coders, speech language pathology, occupational therapy/occupational therapy
assistant, physical therapy/physical therapy assistant, and paramedic.
For additional information regarding OMC’s scholarship program, call