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CMH offering medical assistant scholarships

Hospital news | Friday, July 29, 2022

Contact: Sarah Bello

CMH is offering scholarships that will pay for tuition and books to attend the medical assistant training program at Clatsop Community College (CCC) in the 2022-23 academic year. Download the application.

CMH’s goal with the scholarships is to assist individuals in pursuing a Medical Assistant certificate (MA). Though receipt of scholarship does not guarantee employment at CMH, the intent will be to offer the opportunity to apply for available positions and interview all scholarship recipients. Once certified, the MA must apply for a position using the CMH application process to be considered for a MA position.

Qualifications:

  • Recipient must attend the Clatsop Community College (CCC) MA training program as identified by CMH.
  • Students will need to complete the program in the 9-month, full-time student allotment. This means they graduate with their MA certificate. (Part-time students do not qualify.)
  • Applicants must provide one completed recommendation form (included in application).

Scholarship Information:

  • Each scholarship recipient that is hired will be expected to sign a commitment to work for a period of 12 months in either full- or part-time capacity. If the term of employment is not completed, it is expected that the applicant will repay the entire cost of training as prorated on a per month to serve rate.
    • Full-time status = 72 hours or more per pay period.
    • Part-time status = Employees who are regularly scheduled to work less than 72 hours but 40 or more hours per pay period.
  • Each scholarship provides funding for tuition and book fees only, paid directly to CCC.
  • This is a one-time scholarship per person.
  • This scholarship is awarded by the designated CMH committee.
  • Hours attending the MA program, study time and practicum hours will not be paid for scholarship recipients.

Deadline for Receipt of Application: Applications accepted on a rolling basis (disregard the date in the application)

These scholarships will be given on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are full. Email applications to: HRdept@columbiamemorial.org. For questions, please call HR at: 503.338.4073.