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MDH Auxiliary Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 Health Career Loans and Scholarships

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The Auxiliary to McDonough District Hospital is now accepting applications for health career loans and scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

MDH and the Auxiliary to MDH have established funds for students to help financially fulfill their academic goal in a health care field. The Auxiliary Scholarship Fund assists 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, Gabbert Nursing Scholarship, Gayle and Ron Peterson Nursing Scholarship, Donna M. Twomey Nursing Scholarship, Maxine Simeral Scholarship, Helen Meek Scholarship, Haldon and Hazel Curless Nursing Scholarship, Carolyn J. Baumann Nursing Scholarship, and 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.

For more information, call (309) 836-1577, or pick up an application in the Human Resources department on the lower level of the hospital. You may also download an application here. Please submit completed applications no later than June 1, 2019.