Each spring, the Foundation awards scholarships to students who are currently enrolled, or beginning their education, in a health related career field. Applicants must be studying one of the following on a full-time basis: medicine, nursing, laboratory/research, radiology, physical therapy, speech therapy, surgical technology, dentistry, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, medical information, or another health related field. Applicants must also be residents of Arkansas or attending college in Arkansas. Awards may be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other education expenses.
Applicants are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible but are limited to one scholarship per school year. Recipients receive scholarship proceeds in two disbursements - half in the fall and half in the spring sessions. Each recipient must present a copy of his or her full-time class schedule and previous semester's grades before scholarship funds are released. Click here to see a list of available scholarships.
How to Apply
Applications are now open through February 29.
Please be prepared to have the following items ready for upload in the electronic application:
- Signed application - Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign as well.
- Essay - Please explain in 200 words or less why you are choosing to study in a health related field and what you expect to gain from your studies.
- ACT score and most current GPA.
- Copy of your letter of acceptance to an accredited medical/nursing program if available.
- Copy of your high school transcript with GPA (high school seniors) OR a copy of your college transcript (college students)
- Two (2) letters of reference
*All documents will be uploaded through the digital platform.
If awarded a scholarship, the Scholarship Reception will be held at Conway Regional Medical Center on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 10:30 am.
If you have questions regarding your application, please email [email protected] or call 501-513-5191.
Fund a Scholarship
Donations to the Foundation's scholarship program enable Conway Regional to continue supporting students pursuing a career in health care.
2023 - 2024 Scholarship Recipients
Click the name of each scholarship fund to learn more about the fund and see the names of this year's recipients.
These scholarships were established to pay tribute to the late Dr. James S. Garrison and his 24 years of service and dedication to health care in the central Arkansas area. Dr. Garrison dedicated his career to healing the bodies and minds of his patients and friends. Congratulations to this year's recipients.
- Hope Hartle
- Alexis McClaren
- Shane Willbanks
- Diego Rubio
This fund was established in 2007 by the Conway Regional Women's Council to honor John Robbins and his wife, Janice, upon his retirement as Conway Regional's President and CEO. Congratulations to this year's recipients.
- Baker Kendrick
This scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Eleanor Duncan by Conway Regional Health System oncology nurses to assist student pursuing a career in oncology nursing. Congratulations to this year's recipient.
- Felicia Allen
Established in 2022 to honor to recognize Dr. Michael Wood for more than 29 years of caring for his patients and community. Students must be a resident of Arkansas, attending the University of Central Arkansas, a Conway Regional Employee or child of a Conway Regional Employee, and pursuing a degree in pre-medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. Congratulations to this year's recipient.
- Tracy Clifft
These scholarships were established and are funded annually by the Conway Regional Medical Staff to assist area students in pursuing a career in the field of medicine. Congratulations to this year's recipients.
- Kameron King
- Haley Schluterman
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Bill Roberts. During his career as a physician, Dr. Roberts established a reputation for providing the highest quality of patient care and a passion for lifelong learning. Congratulations to this year's recipient.
- Garrett McKamie
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. William Furlow and is funded annually by the Conway Regional Medical Staff. Dr. Furlow has dedicated his life to healing patients. Congratulations to this year's recipient.
- Brady Decker
This fund was established to aid a Conway Regional Health System employee or their family member pursuing a degree or certification in nursing from an accredited nursing institution. Congratulations to this year's recipients.
- Jackson Wiedower
- Kimberly Ezell
- Kathryn Coleman
- Addison Jordan
- Nicolas Alexis
Established to aid students pursuing education and training in health-related career fields. Funded by Conway Regional Health Foundation events and donations. Congratulations to this year's recipients.
- Kathryn Opris
- Ja'Naya Hogan
- Tekerra Mayweather
- Jaden Gipson
- Andrew Griffin
- Will Brock
- Kinley Keith