Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center provides tuition assistance to students who are pursuing education in medicine and allied health fields.

To be eligible, you must be enrolled at an accredited vocational school, college or university, pursuing a career in the human healthcare field.

We grant scholarships for an academic year (2 semesters) based on a student’s scholastic achievements, financial need, motivation and character. The student must be enrolled full-time.

The 2022 scholarships will open Monday, January 24 and close on Friday, April 8. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, May 6.

Monies are awarded in August and will be paid directly to the educational institution on your behalf.

If you have questions about these scholarships or the application process, please call the Foundation office at 928-336-7045 or email us at [email protected].

McDaniel Scholarship
The McDaniel Endowment Fund was established by Richard Michael McDaniel in memory of his parents, Ted and Stella McDaniel and in honor of the cancer care he received at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Mr. McDaniel left a generous legacy to the Foundation to further medical education in Yuma County, Arizona.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must be students pursuing a master’s degree in nursing, a doctorate of nursing (DNP), a residency in oncology or a similar program supporting cancer patient care
  • All awardees shall commit to serving in Yuma County for at least one year post-graduation

Dr. Dale F. and Lyndis A. Webb Nursing Scholarship
The Dr. Dale F. and Lyndis A. Webb Scholarship Fund was established by the Webb family in honor of their father, the late Dr. Dale F. Webb, Yuma’s first cardiothoracic surgeon, and mother, Lyndis A. Webb, a long time nurse at Yuma Regional Medical Center. The fund recognizes Dr. Webb’s appreciation for nurses and their critical role in the work of healing.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applying nurses must be employed at Yuma Regional Medical Center
  • Applicants must work full-time (at least 2,000 hours)

Dr. Ernest Felix Rillos M.D. Scholarship
The Dr. Ernest Felix Rillos Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. Rillos, a proud Kofa High School graduate. After serving in the U.S. Navy and attending the University of California School of Medicine, he returned to Yuma, establishing his orthopedic surgery practice. The scholarship honors the love of community and passion of the medical field Dr. Rillos embodied.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Student applicants must be from Kofa High School
  • The graduating high school seniors will exhibit an interest in healthcare-related career programs
  • Recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Healthcare Scholarships
Healthcare Scholarships are made possible thanks to local donors who are passionate about education and creating opportunities for Yuma County, Arizona students. These donors thoughtfully chose to give to help others excel, and they believe that supporting health and allied health education benefits the entire community.

Scholarship donors include but are not limited to the following individuals or families: Lucille Brygger, Rene Ozuna, Mary Fox, Edgar P. and Kay E. Jurgenson, Gwen and Howard Mitchell, Marlena Schwoerer, and the fundraising efforts of many Yuma Regional Medical Center volunteers.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior with an interest in a healthcare-related career or a current college or graduate student accepted by, or currently enrolled in, an accredited healthcare-related career program.
  • Students will be current residents of Yuma County, Arizona
  • Recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Previous scholarship cycle recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Volunteer Services Scholarship
Volunteer Services Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of dedicated YRMC volunteers committed to providing educational opportunities for the next generation of medical professionals. The reasons to pursue or grow a career in healthcare are vast, and volunteers at YRMC are proud to provide financial support for our future caregivers.

To qualify, applicants must:
  • Be a graduating high school senior with an interest in healthcare-related career programs, or
  • Be a current college student accepted by, or currently enrolled in, an accredited healthcare-related career program, or
  • Be a graduate student accepted by, or currently enrolled in, a healthcare-related program
  • Be a current resident of Yuma County, Arizona
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher or the GPA required by the specific scholarship
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher if you are a previous scholarship cycle recipient
Preference is given to YRMC volunteers.

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