WEST BRANCH – Applications to the Tolfree Scholarship, the Dr. George Schaiberger, Sr., Dr. Howard VanOosten and Dr. Lloyd Wiegerink Medical Staff Scholarship and the Paul A. Poling Memorial Scholarship Fund at MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch are now available for the 2019-20 school year. Students may access the scholarship details and application online at www.midmichigan.org/scholarships.

Applicants and support documentation maybe submitted electronically or mailed directly to MidMichigan Health Foundation, MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch, 2463 South M-30, West Branch, Michigan 48661. The deadline for the 2019-20 school year is Friday, March 8, 2019.

Tolfree Scholarships invest in health and wellness by providing scholarship funding for high school, college students and those currently in the medical profession who wish to pursue or continue their careers in healthcare.


Donors to the scholarships, in keeping with the vision of John Tolfree, have created three scholarship funds to support the development of health care professionals close to home. These scholarship funds are: the Tolfree Scholarship, the Dr. George Schaiberger, Sr., Dr. Howard VanOosten and Dr. Lloyd Wiegerink Medical Staff Scholarship, as well as the Paul A. Poling Memorial Scholarship Fund. Since 2004 over $148,000 have been awarded to local students pursuing or continuing their education in healthcare from these three scholarships.

Those interested in more information may contact Cynthia Longchamps at cynthia.longchamps@midmichigan.org  or (989) 343-3694. 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.

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