Published on February 11, 2016

Owensboro Health Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

For the tenth year, regional college-bound students who received a cancer diagnosis prior to the age of 21 may be eligible for one of two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded by Owensboro Health Foundation.

As part of the capital campaign for the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center, the Touched by Cancer Scholarship Fund was established by memorial contributions from friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Leslie M. Riherd, Jr., who practiced as an orthopedist at Owensboro Health for many years.

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic calendar year. Applicants must be 25 years old or younger, accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning for study in the coming year and received a cancer diagnosis before the age of 21. Residents of Breckinridge, Daviess, Butler, Grayson, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Webster, Ohio, and Union counties in Kentucky are eligible as well as those from Perry and Spencer counties in Indiana. The deadline is March 25, 2016 and recipients will be announced by April 15, 2016.

For an application and more details about applying, download the form or complete it online or call Owensboro Health Foundation at 270-688-2260.

Owensboro Health Foundation is a subsidiary of Owensboro Health. The foundation was established to support health-related projects for the hospital system that benefit the people of western Kentucky and southern Indiana by providing opportunities for individuals, corporations, and other foundations to support Owensboro Health’s mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit