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Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship


(Denison, IA) - With the shortage of medical professionals becoming more evident annually, the need for dedicated personnel in the medical field is more necessary than ever before. One of the most important on-going projects the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary sponsors is the Auxiliary Scholarship Program. Over $75,000 in scholarship monies has been awarded to deserving individuals pursuing an education in the health care field.

The scholarship program originated more than twenty-five years ago with two $300.00 awards and has grown over the years. This spring the auxiliary will award deserving individuals scholarships in the amount of $1000 each – individuals who are furthering their education in a medically-related field, including, but not limited to dentistry, optometry, psychiatry, x-ray, nursing, or physician. The Auxiliary will accept recommendations for and applications from any student living in and/or attending a school in Crawford County.

Decisions regarding recipients will be based on financial need, academic standing, outside activities and employment, references, interest in a health-field career, and the applicants’ interview with the scholarship committee. If a scholarship recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average, he or she will be eligible to receive a $1500 scholarship, by application, for one additional year during their course of study in their chosen medical field.

Those individuals interested in getting an application for the scholarship should contact their high school guidance counselor, the office of Western Iowa Tech Community College, the administrative office at Crawford County Memorial Hospital, or by going online to and clicking on the application under their “Quick Reference Links.” You can also download the PDF here.

The deadline for the return of applications is before April 12, 2014. Please send applications to:

Karen Wood, Scholarship Chairman
Crawford County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
100 Medical Parkway
Denison, IA 51442