TCMH Healthcare Foundation awarded two area healthcare students with scholarships. From left: Wes Murray, TCMH CEO; scholarship recipients Jordon Pursifull and Hannah Creek; and Jay Gentry, TCMH Healthcare Foundation director.

The Texas County Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to area students to assist with their educational costs for the 2020 spring school semester.

Receiving them were Hannah Creek of Raymondville and Jordon Pursifull of Licking. The recipients were chosen among several applicants by members of the Healthcare Foundation board of directors.

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

Pursifull is a student at Bolivar Technical College, and she is pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing. 

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

With the recent scholarship awards, the foundation has awarded $109,000 in scholarships to area students since the program began in 2007.  The foundation 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 its 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 stated.  “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.”

Scholarship information and the application are available online at


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