Five Scholarships Now Offered By GMC Foundation

Glendive, Montana, January 25, 2017 - The Glendive Medical Center (GMC) Foundation has expanded its scholarship offerings for the 2017-2018 school year. Applications are being accepted now through April 15.

The Sobotka Scholarship will provide a $5,000 award to a student who is seeking a high level profession in the medical field. This scholarship endowment was a gift from local ranchers, Auggie and Mary Sobotka, and twelve local students have received this award since 2004.

The MJB Nursing Scholarship is a $1,000 award intended for a registered nursing student or a student pursuing a degree in a medical profession. Preference for this award is given to those students working at GMC.
The MJB Scholarship was created in 2012 by an employee at GMC. 

Again this year the Foundation is offering $2,000 in awards to honor local artist Harvey Rattey, who passed away in December 2015. Created by his wife, Pamela Harr, these Bridger Bronze awards will be awarded to those who are runners-up for the Sobotka award. 

New this year is the Barbara Markham Endowed Scholarship. Barbara was a longtime employee at GMC and the scholarship was created in her honor by Former CEO Scott Duke and former Board Member Craig Anderson. This award, which will be $500 this year, is intended for students in the accounting or business fields.

Commenting on the awards, Foundation Director Carol Condon said, "We are proud that the GMC Foundation will be awarding scholarships totaling $8,500 this year. We encourage students to apply on our website -- it is a very easy process, and all applications will be reviewed after April 15 by the Foundation Board's scholarship committee." 

The criteria established for applicants are as follows
a) be half way through their college program,
b) be enrolled in an accredited institution as a full-time student in a four-year baccalaureate program or at the graduate level,
c) submit a sealed, official transcript with proof of a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale,
d) have three references, submitted electronically on the GMC website.

Paper applications are also available. The deadline for all applications to be received in the Foundation office is April 15 at 5:00 p.m. For questions about the Foundation's scholarship program, please call Carol Condon at 406-345-8996.