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 Ruby Teel Health Career Scholarship, the Gabbert Nursing Scholarship, the Gayle and Ron Peterson Nursing Scholarship, the Donna M. Twomey Nursing Scholarship, the Maxine Simeral Scholarship, the Helen Meek Scholarship, the Haldon and Hazel Curless Nursing Scholarship, the Carolyn J. Baumann Nursing Scholarship and the Ruth Dexter Scholarship in Nursing. Applications for these scholarships may be made in conjunction with the Auxiliary scholarships.

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 in full or if employed by MDH in the newly qualified position may apply a portion of their salary or hourly wage (typically $1 per hour worked) toward repayment of the loan.

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.