The board of directors of the Foundation of CCMS is officially accepting applications through March 31, 2020 for two scholarship award programs: the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for medical students and Healthcare Student Scholarships for students enrolled in or accepted to healthcare degree programs.

The Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship honors and remembers CCMS Past President and Neighborhood Health Clinic co-founder Dr. William Lascheid and the legacy he created by his tireless efforts providing care and a medical home for thousands of underserved in Collier County. Eligible Florida residents enrolled in or accepted to medical school, who have demonstrated excellence in service to their community, may apply.

The Foundation’s Healthcare Student Scholarships offer awards to eligible Florida residents enrolled in or accepted as students in a healthcare degree program. The scholarship is based on academic merit and contributions to the community. Financial need may also be considered.

“We were delighted to award $34,500 in 2019 through our scholarship program and look forward to gifting awards to many more exceptional students in 2020,” said Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation Board Chair. “By supporting the educational pursuits of our future healthcare professionals, we can ultimately make a positive impact on the quality and availability of medical care in Collier County.”

Applications and requirements are available at, or may be obtained by calling the Foundation of CCMS, (239) 435-7727 or emailing the Foundation. Information about the 2019 Scholarship Winners is also online.

The Foundation of CCMS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization launched by the Medical Society in 2012, with the mission to provide support and leadership to programs that address access to healthcare and promote health education. To support the Foundation’s scholarship program and charitable healthcare endeavors, make a tax-deductible donation at or call 239-435-7727.