The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation has awarded three $1,000 scholarships to area students to assist with their educational costs for the 2019 spring school semester.

The recipients –– Kimberly Counts of Eminence, Hannah Creek of Raymondville and Jordon Pursifull of Licking –– were chosen among several applicants by members of the healthcare foundation board of directors.

Counts, a student at Missouri State University in West Plains, is pursuing an associates of science degree in nursing. She is also a licensed practical nurse on the medical surgical floor at TCMH.

Creek is a student at Rolla Technical Center. She is pursuing a radiologic technology degree. Creek is also a radiologic technologist student at TCMH.

Pursifull is a student at Bolivar Technical College. She is pursuing an associates of science degree in nursing. 

“Educational scholarships are a focus area of the TCMH Healthcare Foundation,” said Jay Gentry, healthcare foundation director. “Our board of directors believe in the importance of education for area students that are pursuing training in healthcare-related fields.” 

The foundation has awarded $95,000 in scholarships to area students since the program began in 2007. The group awards educational scholarships for students pursuing additional higher education each spring and fall.  This fall, the foundation will award endowed scholarship funds in addition to the healthcare foundation scholarships.  The foundation will accept applications for the fall scholarships beginning in April. 

“The foundation board of directors recognizes the growing need for healthcare providers in rural America,” Gentry said. “It is the hope of the foundation that these scholarships will assist in attracting and retaining qualified residents to work in the local healthcare fields.”

Complete scholarship information and the scholarship application is available online at www.tcmhfoundation.org.

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