Stillwater Medical Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarships to employees of the Stillwater Medical Healthcare System. Our scholarships fall into three main categories:
The Foundation has several scholarships devoted to nursing education. Whether you're working to become an LPN, RN, or even Masters or Doctorate level study, we have opportunities for you!
Our medical scholarships are focused on students working in preparation to become an allopathic or osteopathic physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, et al.
Our academic scholarships are open to any area of study. They can be used for collegiate or vocational training.
The Employee Scholarship Program through the Stillwater Medical Foundation began in 1994, when Dr. Robert Kamm, President of OSU from 1966-77, created an endowment to honor his wife Maxine. Mrs. Kamm served for several years as a patient representative at Stillwater Medical Center. The annual award was $250. By the year 2000, four scholarships were available, totaling $1,250.
From 2006 to 2014, there was a substantial increase in educational funding. Several active and former volunteers at SMC have established scholarships to assist employees working to reach their educational goals. Additionally, the estates of Eva Belle Hines and Mary Teresa Randall both established endowments that award several scholarships each year.
In 2020, a total of 54 scholarships were awarded totaling $49,000. Awards are available for both part-time and full-time employees who meet the eligibility requirements established by the Foundation's scholarship committee.
SCHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT Gladys Heath
Gladys Heath was a volunteer at Stillwater Medical Center for several years, giving over 10,000 hours of service. She loved the idea of helping to educate others and gave several donations to the first scholarship established with the Foundation.
Her family surprised her by establishing a scholarship in her name as a tribute to her and her love for the hospital.
Since its inception in 1996, the Gladys Heath Academic Scholarship has provided over $10,000 in financial assistance to 23 employees.