The family of the late Jon Scott McMahan has announced that a memorial scholarship fund has been established in his memory through the Conway Regional Health Foundation.
Mr. McMahan was a division fire chief with the Conway Fire Department and a long-time emergency medical technician in Conway.
One $1,000 scholarship is available as funding provides. All area students currently enrolled or beginning their education in an EMS (emergency medical services) related career field (EMT and/or paramedic) are invited to apply. The fund was created to pay tribute to Mr. McMahan and his 18 years of service and dedication to emergency medicine and education in the Central Arkansas area.
The McMahan scholarship is one of 16 scholarships scheduled to be awarded this spring. The Conway Regional Health Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2009-2010 college year.
All area students who are currently enrolled or beginning their education, on a full-time basis, in a health related career field are invited to apply. Recipients shall be studying medicine, nursing, laboratory/research, radiology, medical information, physical therapy, speech therapy, surgical technology, dentistry, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, or another health care field. Last year scholarships were awarded to 15 area students, totaling $18,000.
For an application, visit the website at www.conwayregional.org or call the Conway Regional Health Foundation at 513-5778. Deadline for completion of applications is Friday, April 10, 2009. Recipients will be notified in April and will be recognized at a reception on May 1.