• Applications for Bailey Fund Scholarships Now Being Accepted

    MidMichigan Health
    News Release
    For Immediate Release
    November 12, 2019
    Applications for Bailey Fund Scholarships Now Being Accepted
    MIDLAND, Mich. – Applications to the Bernard F. and Melissa Anne Bailey Family Fund Health Care Scholarship program at MidMichigan Health will be available beginning December 1, 2019, for the 2020-2021 school year. Students may access the application online at www.midmichigan.org/bailey. Applications and support documentation will only be accepted electronically. The deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is Sunday, March 1, 2020.  
    The fund, initiated through a $3.3 million bequest left by Bernard Bailey to MidMichigan, was established to further the goals of students pursuing clinical health care careers from an accredited college or university. Under the stewardship of the MidMichigan Health Foundation, scholarships are awarded to students in health care fields on the basis of merit and established criteria as determined by an overseer committee. Interested applicants must be a resident or have immediate family living in any of the following mid-Michigan counties: Alcona, Alpena, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Montcalm, Ogemaw, Roscommon and Saginaw.
    More than $200,850 was awarded to 158 students pursuing health care careers for the 2019-2020 school year. More than $2 million in total has been granted by the Bailey Family Fund to assist area students since it began offering health care scholarships in 2005.
    Those interested in more information may contact Ashley Raetz-Myers at (989) 839-3638 or ashley.raetz-myers@midmichigan.org. Those interested in additional scholarship opportunities may visit www.midmichigan.org/scholarships.
    The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports the patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 8,300 employees, volunteers, physicians and other personnel, and provided more than $90 million* in community benefits in fiscal year 2019.
    *FY19 number unaudited.

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