Skaggs Foundation awards 13 summer and fall scholarships

Since inception, the foundation has provided more than $443k to students

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Skaggs Foundation has made another investment in the future of local healthcare – this time to the tune of $9,250. The foundation recently awarded 13 scholarships for the summer and fall 2021 semesters. Students who are receiving the scholarships range from graduating seniors to graduate students furthering their education.

“Skaggs Foundation is committed to continuing to support our local healthcare workforce, those who are furthering their careers as well as those soon to be entering the field,” said Skaggs Foundation President Meghan Connell. “We are blessed to be able to provide a hand up for many of these individuals, many of whom could not otherwise afford to continue their education.”

Summer 2021 scholarship recipients include Alyson Morgan and Gabriel Lavoi. Fall 2021 scholarship recipients are Laura Bower, Summer Fronterhouse, Marietta Hagan, Jill Houtchens, Collette Lavoi, Gabriel Lavoi, Alyson Morgan, Kathryn Morgan, Cadence Swank, Tenley Wilkerson and Tanner Winslow.

Since inception in 2002, Skaggs Foundation has awarded $443,200 in scholarships to students pursuing or advancing careers in healthcare. In 2021, 30 scholarships were awarded. Scholarship funds are made available annually from interest earned from two permanently restricted scholarship endowments.

To be eligible, applicants must reside in Taney or Stone counties, or Boone County, Ark., be an employee of Cox Medical Center Branson or the family member of a Cox Medical Center Branson employee.

To learn more about Skaggs Foundation’s scholarship program, visit or email

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