The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) is officially accepting applications through March 31, 2022 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 his legacy of 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 healthcare degree programs, such as nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, and more. The scholarships are based on academic merit and contributions to the community. Financial need may also be considered.

“We were proud to award scholarships to five extraordinary healthcare students this year and look forward to recognizing and rewarding the achievements of more remarkable students in 2022,” said Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation Board Chair. “By supporting our future healthcare professionals, we can 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 Information about the 2021 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.