The Western Regional Area Health Education Center at Western Michigan University offers programs that aim to enhance health care provider knowledge and to introduce health care careers to students. These opportunities are offered through partnering with organizations in the 19 county region through unique educational efforts.
The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a nonprofit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2002, the Guild created the Minority Scholarship Program to promote diverse staffing that will better meet the rehabilitation needs of our patients. Minority students intersted in the scholarship should be pursuing degrees in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation, neuropsychology or orthotics/prosthetics. An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for education-related expenses if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts will vary depending on individual needs.