The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) announces its latest call for applications for two scholarship award programs: the Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students, and the Foundation of CCMS Healthcare Student Scholarships for students enrolled in or accepted to healthcare degree programs. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2023.

The Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students honors and remembers Neighborhood Health Clinic co-founders Dr. William and Nancy Lascheid and their legacy of providing care and a medical home for thousands of underserved in Collier County. Along with their many exemplary contributions to the local medical community, Dr. Lascheid was a CCMS Past President, and Mrs. Lascheid was a CCMS Alliance Past President. 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 enjoy recognizing and rewarding the achievements of remarkable students through these annual scholarship programs which have been a core part of our mission for nearly 10 years,” said Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation Board Chair. “By supporting our future healthcare professionals in their educational pursuits, we empower them to bring patient care to the highest level.”

Applications and requirements are available at, or may be obtained by calling the Foundation of CCMS, (239) 435-7727 or emailing Information about the 2022 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.