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(West Plains) – Ozarks Medical Center will award eight scholarships this year to students who plan to go into the health care profession.

The deadline to apply is July 1 and scholarship applications are now available on the OMC website and from the OMC Human Resources Department.

Scholarship recipients will be awarded $2,500 per semester. Scholarships are renewable for up to two years with total funding of up to $10,000. A minimum of two of the scholarships will be awarded to nursing students at Missouri State University – West Plains. The remaining scholarships may be awarded to students pursing allied health professions or other nursing programs.

The OMC scholarship program combines college scholarship funding with employment opportunities at OMC. One-year of full-time employment is required for each year the scholarship is awarded.

Scholarship eligibility includes acceptance into a nursing or allied health program leading to graduation eligibility within two years and a minimum 2.75 grade point average. The following professions are applicable for the scholarship: registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), pharmacist, registered radiologic technology disciplines, nuclear medicine technology disciplines, respiratory therapy, medical coders, speech language pathology, occupational therapy/occupational therapy assistants, physical therapy/physical therapy assistants, and medical technologists.

Application forms are available from www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com by clicking on the career opportunities and scholarships link, or from the OMC Human Resources Office, located at 1103 Kentucky Avenue.

For additional information regarding OMC’s scholarship program, contact Jay Sherrill at 417-257-6743.

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