Friends of SOMC Scholarships now available

Applications for the Friends of Southern Ohio Medical Center scholarship are now available for full-time students pursuing a course of study in a health-related field.

Application forms can be picked up from the Friends of SOMC office in the Friends Community Center at 1202 18th Street in Portsmouth, the Volunteer Office of the SOMC Main Campus at 1805 27th Street or online at

The scholarship may be renewed each school year, not to exceed four years. It is not necessary for recipients to reapply each year as long as the requirements are being met.

Completed forms, along with a transcript of credits and class standing, must be returned by April 1, 2012 to be considered for the fall school term. The Friends of SOMC Financial Aid Committee will process all applications and name the recipients, giving preference to SOMC employees, their offspring or their spouses. The number of awards will be determined by the funds on hand and available from Friends of SOMC.

Recipients of the awards will receive their checks issued by Friends of SOMC for a proportionate part of the yearly award at the beginning of each semester of the school year. Successful applicants will be notified on or before June 1, 2012.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Schackart at 740-356-6160 or