Regional Healthcare Foundation offers scholarships to encourage Stoddard County residents entering healthcare professions. Contact the Foundation for applications and eligibility requirements for each of these grants and scholarships.
**$4000 Regional Healthcare Foundation Scholarship: Stoddard County High School Seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in a 4-year college or university and planning to enter a healthcare field may apply.
**Julie Minton Memorial Grant and Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students: Stoddard County residents who are continuing their education while actively employed by a healthcare provider or organization in Stoddard County may apply for the Julie Minton Memorial Grant or the Non-Traditional Scholarship. Award amounts will vary.
The recipient of the 2023 RHF Scholarship is Peyton Boles from Dexter. Peyton is the son of Eric and Kristi Boles. He plans to attend Murray State University in the Fall and pursue a degree in nursing, with the hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner. Peyton was on the DHS basketball and tennis teams, top 10% of his class, Student Council, Beta, National Honor Society, Future Health Professionals, FBLA, and Pep Club. He participated in Missouri Boys State and received Elks Student of the Month in November. Peyton also works with his family to host the annual fundraiser Courts for Cancer, with donations being distributed to 18 Fore Life, Friends of Kids with Cancer, and a local student or teacher who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis.