Mike McNeil Scholarship Fund
The Mike McNeil Scholarship Fund promotes careers in long term care through scholarships for individuals affiliated with MHCA long term care facilities. Scholarships are open to MHCA member facility employees, their immediate family members and volunteers wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training in the areas of Nursing, Physical or Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Activities and Food Service. Members interested in making a contribution to the Fund may send a check payable to MHCA, with MMSF in the memo line, to MHCA, 317 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Applications for this year’s program will be accepted until August 10 and recipients will be notified by mid-October.
MMSF Application Outline
Please use this outline as a reference for completing the online application form, as the system will not save your progress and you will need to begin again if you do not finish the application. All applications must be submitted using the online application form.
Scholarship Award Distribution: The MHCA Board of Directors oversees the fund and annually determines the max¬imum amount of scholarships that may be awarded in a year. Award amounts are determined at the discretion of MHCA from the total available funds. Scholarships may be renewed for up to three additional years at the discretion of MHCA. Recipients will be notified in writing.
MMSF Golf Tournament - held in conjunction with the Fall Health Care Conference & Expo (October)
A recipient, Baylee Smith, states, "I work in a long term care facility every weekend in Gorham, Maine, while I attend school full time. I’ve maintained a 3.6 GPA and managed to make the Dean’s List the entire year. This scholarship is so good for college students! Thank you so much for all you do! "
Since the inception of the program, the Fund has awarded $76,000, supporting 125 students in their educational pursuits.