Scholarship award benefits local students

February 7, 2018

Bolivar Medical Center (BMC) recently donated a $5,000 scholarship award to Cleveland Central High School (CCHS) for students enrolled in dual credit courses. Approximately 70 students received scholarship dollars for this semester, and an estimate of 420 college credit hours for this semester have been covered by the Bolivar Medical Center scholarship dollars.

Rob Marshall, CEO of BMC, is proud to have the opportunity to support the community and aid educational advancement for Cleveland students.

“At Bolivar Medical Center, the community is our family. Supporting the educational development of our family will strengthen our community. Cleveland is home to many bright students, and we look forward to seeing them excel,” said Marshall.

Dual credit courses offer multiple benefits to high school students including college credit, first-hand exposure to college-level work, a smoother high school to college transition and more. CCHS student Kiyah Brown recognizes the benefit of dual credit and is appreciative of the opportunity to enroll in courses.

“It [the scholarship] means a lot to me. It lets us know that someone cares about our education and cares if we have the credit that is provided by the scholarship,” said Brown.

At Bolivar Medical Center, the culture is Every Single One (ES1), which defines the way doctors, nurses and staff interact with patients, families, guests, visitors and each other. ES1 extends beyond the hospital walls into the community served. The CCHS scholarship provides BMC the opportunity to continue to put people first.

A part of LifePoint Hospitals®, Bolivar Medical Center is a 165 bed acute-care general hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, which offers a full complement of medical and surgical services. The hospital also offers a wide array of outpatient services and in addition, includes a 35-bed nursing home, 12 swing beds and 12 geropsychology beds. For more information, visit or call 662-846-0061.

BMC donates $5000 scholarship to Cleveland Central High School for dual credit students.