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OMC Awards 10 Health Care Educational Scholarships

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 417-257-6730.

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