Career Opportunities

Loans / Scholarships

McDonough District Hospital and the Auxiliary to MDH have established funds for students to help financially fulfill their academic goal in a healthcare field. The Auxiliary Scholarship Fund offers assistance to students enrolled in a curriculum leading to a career in a health-related field or to McDonough District Hospital employees who wish to expand their skills through additional course work, job-related seminars, or professional certification programs.

Scholarships available are the Maxine Simeral and the Helen Meek Memorial Scholarships, the Ruby Teel Health Career Scholarship, the Gabbert Nursing Scholarship, the Gayle and Ron Peterson Nursing Scholarship and the Donna M. Twomey Nursing Scholarship. In 2012, the Ruth Dexter Scholarship for Nursing was established in cooperation with WIU, to support MDH employees pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing at WIU.

Interested persons may also apply for additional funding through the MDH and Auxiliary loan program. Upon completion of the education, loan recipients may repay their loan, if employed by MDH, with work credits equal to $1.00 for each hour worked. Recipients who are not employed by MDH may make arrangements for an interest free repayment plan.

Each spring, applicants complete an application for health career loans and/or scholarships for the following school year. The deadline is June 1; determinations are usually made by August 1 of each year.

If you are interested in applying, please print an application if you are not currently receiving funds for the current school year.

Please complete a reapplication if you are currently receiving funds for this year and would like to apply for next school year.

For more information, call (309) 836-1577, or stop by the Human Resources Department on the lower level of the hospital.