The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications to its Laboratory Control Ltd. Health Career Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year beginning February 1, 2014.  Since 2004, when the program was developed, over $246,000 has been provided in scholarship support to students from 20 communities in southeast Iowa.  The goal of this scholarship program is to build relationships and provide support for homegrown medical professionals in the hopes that they will someday return to our community to practice.

Eligible applicants must reside in one of the following counties in Iowa:  Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Henry, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren and Wapello.  Qualified applicants must also be enrolled in a state or nationally accredited program of study that focuses on an eligible health care field of study and are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.  Scholarship awards are paid directly to the successful applicant’s college or university and may be used for education expenses, including tuition, books and other fees.  Applicants may submit their application online.  No paper applications will be accepted.  The deadline for application submission is midnight on March 31, 2014.  Additional information may be obtained by contacting Kelly Genners at (641) 455-5260 or via email at kgenners@orlf.org.