In 2013, Shaw Family Medical began awarding allied health
stipends biennially to graduating seniors at Shaw High School that aspired to
pursue a career in an allied health profession. The first $500 stipends
were awarded to 2 graduating seniors for a total of 4 semesters in the
amount of $125 per semester. In 2015, the stipends were awarded to 6
graduating seniors at Shaw High School. Also, in 2015, it was decided to
name the stipends in honor of "Trailblazer" health care professionals
who inspired or influenced the owner of Shaw Family Medical, Dr. Nora
Gough-Davis to strive for excellence in healthcare delivery. The honorees
were: Dr. Walter C. Gough, Mrs. May Ella Bailey Gough, Dr. Willie B.
Lucas, Dr. Nate Brown, Mrs. Nancy Mosley-Bonnie, and Mrs. Willie Bea Taylor.
In 2017, eligibility for this stipend was extended to graduating seniors in the
West and North Bolivar Consolidated School Districts which included Broad
Street High School, Rosedale High School, Ray Brooks School and Shaw High
School. In 2021, eligibility for this stipend was extended to graduating senior
applicants at Cleveland Central High School, McEvans School, and Northside High
MMIC Shaw Family Medical is pleased to announce that we will be
awarding the Allied Health and Entrepreneur Stipend to
the 2023 graduating seniors at high schools located in Bolivar, Sunflower,
Washington, and Coahoma counties who aspire to pursue a career in healthcare or
business. A total of 10 $500 stipends will be awarded to those that apply
and meet the criteria. We are also pleased to announce that we have
new honorees for the 2023 awards. These honorees were selected because of
their influence on the career path of the Executive Director, Dr. Nora
Gough-Davis, and because of their impact on healthcare services that have been
offered by Shaw Family Medical over the years. The 2023 honorees are: Dr.
Helen Beady, Mrs. Michellda Bradshaw-Evans, Dr. Pam Chatman, Dr. Lamonica
Davis Taylor, Mrs. Kathryn Gough-Jones Muhammad, Dr. Lorita Harris-Dorsey, Dr.
Sandra C. Melvin, Dr. Chaka Norwood, Mrs. Tommie Ann Roberts, and Dr. Mary
In order to qualify for this stipend, the applicant
must complete this application form and meet the following criteria:
Minimum graduating GPA of 2.5
Be accepted to a community college or university in
Major in any allied health profession or business concentration
· Complete a 500 word essay describing why they want to purpose a career in an allied health profession or business concentration and how they intend to contribute to their community upon completion of their degree.
Once selected, the recipient must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to continue to receive
stipend for the remaining semesters.
application should be submitted by May 15, 2023.
An extended deadline has been granted for applications. The new deadline for 2023 applications is June 15, 2023. Only 6 applicants will be selected.