Earl Sheehy 5 Star Scholarship


The Ray County Hospital Foundation invites you to participate in our Annual Earl Sheehy 5 Star Scholarship Opportunity. This scholarship is for one individual from the Ray County Hospital Service area who is interested serving in the medical field. 


      • The applicant must be 12th Grade student who is on schedule to graduate from a Ray County High School; or a child or grandchild of a hospital employee who is going into the medical field; or a current employee looking to further their career in the medical field.

      • The applicant must have earned at least a “B” average (3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale) in all course work. 

      • The applicant must, in the opinion of the selection committee, have significant potential to be successful in health service; 

      • The applicant must plan to enroll or be enrolled in a medical related field with plans to serve in healthcare industry. 

      • The applicant must submit two letters of support with the scholarship application with the scholarship application.

      • The applicant must submit a 500 word essay 

    Scholarship Amount: The Earl Sheehy 5 Star Scholarship is the amount of $500 and may reapplied for up to four years.  

    Deadline: The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2024 award is July 1, 2024.

    All application materials should be submitted to jeff.bloemker@rayhealthcare.org with the subject line SCHOLARSHIP. Please include the following details in your submission:

    Personal Data

    • Name
    • Mailing Address including Zip Code
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number         

    Academic Achievement

    • Class Rank (No.) 
    • G.P.A. (out of 4.0)

    College or Post-Secondary Date

    • What college or institution do you plan to attend?
    • Have you been accepted for admission?

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    500 Word Essay

    • Please include a 500 or more word essay – “Why are you interested in serving in the healthcare field and what do you plan to do for your career?”