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BCCHF Community Health Projects

BCCHF community health projects and fundraising projects support health care scholarships, the Trail of Memories and the hospital’s new concussion screening program at area high schools.


Gehm Scholarship – The scholarship is for four years, payable $500 per semester, for a total of $4,000, provided that the recipient stays in a health care field and maintains the required GPA.

BCCHF $1,000 Health Care Scholarship – BCCHF offers a one-year, $1,000 scholarship, for residents of Bates County who have already been accepted into a chosen health care field. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0.

Download BCCHF Scholarship application

Debra Bledsoe Healthcare Scholarship – This scholarship is $500 each year to someone who has been accepted into the medical field.

Download Debra  Bledsoe Scholarship application

Trail of Memories    

The Trail of Memories is located in Butler, Mo., on the west side of the Aquatic Park. The Trail extends north through the city park and across High Street to the Bates County Memorial Hospital campus.  To learn more about the Trail of Memories, please visit their website.

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Concussion Screening Program

The foundation is providing financial support for the ImPACT Concussion Program, including the computer software necessary to perform the screenings, and the staffing. A baseline reading is maintained at the hospital, and if an athlete who has been screened suffers a concussion, the doctors will be able to compare their baseline reading with their current reading to diagnose an injury, and decide when it’s safe to return to play.

Currently, the program has made it possible to screen high school football players in the Butler, Rich Hill and Adrian School districts.

For information on scholarships, or any of the projects the Foundation supports, please contact:

Administration Office
Bates County Community Health Foundation
P.O. Box 370
Butler, MO 64730
Phone: 660-200-7072
Fax: 660-200-7004