Since 1987, the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation has supported the Hospital’s mission of providing care to Natchitoches Parish. The Foundation’s Volunteer Board works within the community to raise awareness and important funds through charitable giving, sponsorships, and events.
The NRMC Foundation’s mission is to assist the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in carrying out its mission of excellent patient experiences, community wellness, and sustainable growth as an innovative healthcare system benefiting every resident of Natchitoches Parish and surrounding communities.
2019 Foundation Board
Sidney Evans, Chairman
Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships
Since its inception, the NRMC Foundation has provided over $400,000 in scholarships to students in the fields of nursing, radiology, laboratory sciences, and pharmacology who have returned to work in the health care field at our medical center.
The NRMC Foundation provides scholarship assistance to those pursuing a Bachelor, Master or Doctorate degree in Nursing or an Allied Health. Applicants must have been accepted into a clinical program or appropriate graduate school, and have a 2.5 GPA. A copy of the school’s transcript and letter of acceptance is to be submitted with the application. The current scholarship assistance is in the amount of $1,500 per semester for four semesters. Proof of GPA and schedule of courses must be provided at the beginning of each semester.
The intent is that the student will upon graduation commit to a two-year employment with NRMC that will forgive the indebtedness $3,000 for each 12 months of continuous employment except for military duty or Family Medical Leave Act. Should the student leave the employment of NRMC before completing two years, the remaining balance will be due immediately.
Since 2005, the NRMC Foundation has provided financial resources to area agencies and organizations who are involved in delivering healthcare services and wellness programs to area residents.
The NRMC Foundation awards grants annually to those organizations that provide and promote healthy lifestyles and environments through healthcare services and education. The Board at its discretion may issue an additional call for grants as deemed appropriate within a twelve-month period. Notice will be published in the local newspaper. Applications will be available via the hospital website, e-mail, US mail or in hospital administration.
Eligibility is limited to those organizations and agencies with 501c3 status. Capital items such as construction, remodeling projects and salaries will not be considered. Grant applicants must be able to match up to 50% of the funds awarded.
The amount of the grant to be awarded will be determined by the Board once all applications are received and reviewed. Recipients will be selected by the Board of Directors and notified by mail within 10 days of the selection process. Recipients must submit a six-month update in writing and a full evaluation of the project upon the one year anniversary date of the grant disbursement.
Please include the following information when applying for a grant:
- Completed application form
- List of Board Members and their addresses
- Project Narrative
- Financial Statements (including budget for the program)
- Recent copy of 501(c) (3) IRS tax exception
- Two letters of community support for the proposed project.