The Muskogee Difference Healthcare Scholarship is designed to alleviate the financial burden of undergraduate students who are currently admitted and enrolled in Connors State College Nursing and Allied Health programs (AS Pre-Nursing, AAS Nursing, AS Biological Science-Pre-med, AS Biological Science-Allied Health or an approved CSC/ICTC Cooperative Alliance Degree Program). Students who receive the MDHS will be required to sign a commitment to work as a healthcare
professional in the Muskogee service area for two years following graduation if employment is available.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Muskogee Difference Healthcare Scholarship is intended to provide the needed funding to fill the “gap” between a student’s financial aid and cost of attendance.* This scholarship has been created to pay the balance remaining after all federal, state and private funding has been applied to qualified expenses. The overall goal for the Muskogee Difference Healthcare Scholarship is to assist students in obtaining a degree in an allied healthcare field at no cost to the student. All scholarship applicants must apply for FAFSA and complete all FAFSA requirements in order to be considered. This scholarship is intended to assist students in the Muskogee service area (see eligibility and attached map). Financial Aid funds will be applied to the student’s account in the below outlined order as funds are available.
*Cost of attendance includes full tuition, fees, and books as funds are available. Developmental
courses are not eligible under the MDHS.
The Muskogee Difference Healthcare Scholarship is available to residents of the primary Muskogee service area (see attached map). Verification of residency will be required (see requirements below). All applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, meet the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education requirements for residency and be admitted into Connors State College with a declared major in either Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
Application deadlines are May 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. If funds are available after the deadline, other applications may be considered.
For more information, contact MDHS Director Lisa Wade at (918) 684-5447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.