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Bothwell Foundation offers scholarships for high school students pursuing careers in health care field


Sedalia, Missouri, March 23, 2017 — The Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation is offering $500 medical career scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in health care. There are multiple scholarships available, which will be awarded to high-achieving students from Pettis and Benton counties. Special consideration will be given to students who plan to return to the area to work in a health care-related field.

“The Bothwell Foundation encourages area students to pursue health-related careers with the hope they will return home to help meet the health-care needs of residents living in Sedalia, Warsaw, Cole Camp and other surrounding communities,” said Stafford Swearingen, president of the Bothwell Foundation. “This is a win-win for our local students and our local communities.”  

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the Bothwell Regional Health Center market area (Pettis or Benton counties). They also must provide proof of acceptance into a post-secondary educational program and enrollment in a health-related field of study.

Applications are available online at brhc.org, at the offices of high school guidance counselors, or by calling the Bothwell Foundation at (660) 829-7786. Applications must be mailed to the Bothwell Foundation at

601 E. 14th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301 by April 14, 2017.

About Bothwell Foundation

In the past 10 years, the Bothwell Foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to financially support Bothwell Regional Health Center and improve health and wellness services for the community. The foundation receives contributions from patients, employees, physicians, volunteers and friends throughout the west central Missouri region. These gifts help the health center purchase the latest medical technology, provide education and training scholarships to employees and students, develop new services, and fund important health-related initiatives, programs and services.

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