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Apply by April 30 for CMH Scholarships (February 19, 2014)

Qualified local students who are pursuing higher education in medicine or an allied health field are encouraged to apply by April 30 for one of the scholarships awarded by the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation. To obtain an application, call 410-414-4570 or download the appropriate form online.

Since the scholarship program began in 1991, the CMH Foundation has given 304 scholarships totaling $372,250 to area students. The scholarship fund was created by an endowment from the Calvert-Arundel Medical Facilities, Inc. Recipients are not required to repay the foundation or accept employment.

The Allied Health Scholarship is open to residents of Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel counties. Applicants must have been a resident of Maryland for at least one year in order to qualify. Preference is given to residents of Calvert and Anne Arundel.

In order to be eligible, an allied health scholarship applicant must be a full-time student who is presently accepted at an accredited school of nursing or allied healthcare curriculum offering a course of study leading to licensure as a practical or registered nurse or other allied health-related classification.

Additionally, the foundation offers the E. Anne Spitzer, MD Memorial Scholarship. It was created in 1988 with funding by friends, family and the Calvert Medical Society to encourage Calvert County residents to seek careers as medical doctors in honor of the late family medicine physician. The CMH medical staff has provided ongoing financial support for the scholarship.

Students who have graduated from a Calvert County high school and have been accepted into an accredited medical school may apply for the E. Anne Spitzer, MD Memorial Scholarship.

For more information, call the foundation office at 410-414-4570. Applications should be mailed to: CMH Foundation, PO Box 2127, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. However, students are responsible for making sure that all of their material has been received.

Healthcare jobs offer many advantages including competitive salaries, generous benefits, flexibility and continued growth. To learn more about a career in health care, consider job shadowing or volunteering at Calvert Memorial Hospital.

Job shadowing allows students 16 and older to spend time with an experienced healthcare professional in their chosen field of interest. For more information or to apply, call the CMH human resources department at 410-535-8122.

Volunteering is another way that students can find out more about their options. To participate, students must be 16 and older, complete an orientation program and commit to four hours per week. For information, call the volunteer coordinator at 410-414-4523.

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