We believe in helping healthcare professionals advance their education.
Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center provides tuition assistance to students who are pursuing their education in the fields of medicine and allied health.
To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited vocational school, college or university, pursuing a career in the human healthcare field and be a legal citizen of the United States.
Scholarships are granted for an academic year (2 semesters) based on a student’s scholastic achievements, financial need, motivation and character. Monies are awarded in August and will be paid directly to the educational institution on the student’s behalf.
The 2023 scholarships opened Monday, January 16, 2023, and closed on Friday, March 17, 2023. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday, April 21, 2023.
If you have questions about these scholarships or the application process, please contact the Foundation office at 928-336-7043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diana Karina Robles Lizarraga Memorial Scholarship
Diana Karina Robles Lizarraga was a YRMC ICU nurse who loved mentoring young nurses. She was a patient, kind, caring and competent nurse. Patients loved her, peers learned from her and doctors respected her. Her loved ones established this scholarship in recognition of her enthusiasm for education and dedication to her fellow nurses.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a full-time YRMC registered nurse, with preference given to YRMC ICU and Tower 4 nurses, and pursuing a nursing bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree. This scholarship may also be awarded post-completion of (1) A certification in a nursing specialty including a certification review course or (2) For the purpose of attending a national or international organization’s nursing conference in a specialty and obtaining organization-approved CEUs.
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.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be students pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate in nursing, a residency in oncology or a similar program supporting cancer patient care. Awardees must commit to serving in Yuma County for at least one year after 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: Applicants must be nurses employed at Yuma Regional Medical Center who 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 graduating high school seniors from Kofa High School who exhibit an interest in healthcare-related career programs and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Healthcare Scholarships are made possible thanks to local donors who are passionate about education and creating opportunities for Yuma County 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.
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 must be current residents of Yuma County and 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 volunteers at YRMC are proud to provide financial support for our future caregivers.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a graduating high school senior with an interest in healthcare-related career programs or be a current college student or graduate student accepted by, or currently enrolled in, an accredited healthcare-related career program. Applicants must also be a current resident of Yuma County and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher or the GPA required by the specific scholarship. Previous scholarship cycle recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to YRMC volunteers.