Mentorship Academy meets from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2-5:30 p.m. Thursdays for six weeks, February 19-April 4, 2019. Tuesdays will be class lecture, and Thursdays will feature guest speakers, life skills and job shadowing. Participants will be provided a uniform.
Interested students should apply before January 11, 2019, and must be 18 before May 31, 2019.
Mentorship Academy application
Applicants must submit an application, 250-word essay, two letters of recommendation and high school transcript.
Participants who successfully complete NMMC’s Mentorship Academy will receive certified nursing assistant training this summer. This training will prepare participants for the certification examination and a career in health care.
The NMMC Mentorship Academy is made possible by a grant from the Bower Foundation. For more information, call (662) 377-6850 or (662) 377-3245 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-8430-3375).
Health Career Scholarships
North Mississippi Health Services offers Health Career Scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to major in a medical career and live in Lee County.
After completing a semester at an accredited institution of higher learning in a medical major field of study, the recipient will send official grades and will be reimbursed for $500 for each for four semesters (for a total of $2,000). The student signs an agreement to remain in a medical major and in the accredited institution maintaining a status of good standing and a 2.5 GPA.
The recipient is not required to apply for NMHS employment as a condition of the scholarship.
Scholarship applications are due by March 29.
Participants who provide a completed application will be notified by email of their interview appointment time. For more information, call (662)-377-3245.
Jim Spruiell Memorial Scholarship
Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi offers the Jim Spruiell Memorial Scholarship for individuals who are pursuing a career in emergency health care. Recipients can be high school seniors preparing to enter college or individuals currently in the workforce about to embark on a second career. Eligible applicants must live or work in counties served by North Mississippi Health Services.
Application deadline is March 29, 2019.
Students in the Physician Shadowing Program must have completed their junior year of college in pursuit of a medical career. During the program, they spend time with family physicians, surgeons, radiologists, cardiologists and emergency physicians. The Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi funds the program through the P.K. Thomas Jr., M.D., Endowed Scholarship Fund. Each student receives hourly compensation, a lab coat and support materials. For more information, call (662) 377-3245 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).
Sessions are scheduled for June 10-28 and July 8-26. Selected individuals are hired, provided a lab coat and paid minimum wage while in the program. The application process begins February 1. Application deadline is April 12.