The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) is accepting applications through March 2015 for its new scholarship award, “The Foundation of Collier County Medical Society Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship.” Eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted in medical school, who have demonstrated excellence in service to their community, may apply.
The scholarship honors and remembers CCMS Past President and Neighborhood Health Clinic cofounder Dr. William Lascheid, his many contributions to the medical community, and his tireless efforts to provide care to the underserved in Collier County. The application and requirements for this scholarship, and the Foundation’s need-based scholarships for students training in any healthcare career, are available at www.ccmsfoundation.org, or may be obtained by calling 239.435.7727.
“The Foundation Board is grateful to Dr. Lascheid and the Lascheid family for their years of service in our community,” said Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation Chair. “This new scholarship is an ideal expression of our vision to provide scholarships and support to local healthcare programs in need.”
“My family is both honored and touched by the Medical Society’s recognition of my father’s service in this particular way,” Leslie Lascheid, CEO of the Neighborhood Health Clinic remarked. “He would be pleased that the scholarship recipient will be someone who is already serving community needs while preparing to serve as a physician.”
The Foundation of CCMS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization launched by the Medical Society in 2012, with the mission to provide support and leadership to programs that address access to healthcare, promote health education and serve the community’s public health needs. The Foundation’s signature fundraiser, the Docs & Duffers Golf Tournament on September 26, 2015, will help raise funds for its scholarship program and local healthcare programs in need. Those interested in participating or donating to the Foundation can visit www.ccmsfoundation.org.
Dr. Lascheid and his wife Nancy had long recognized the limited medical care available to low income workers. Opening in 1999, the Neighborhood Health Clinic was the realization of this vision and has served as the medical home for thousands of uninsured low-income workers. Presently, some 250 physicians and dentists and 100 nurses volunteer their very valuable time and talent in the service of the Clinic’s patients. Memorials may be directed to the Neighborhood Health Clinic or the William P. Lascheid MD Endowment for the Clinic: 121 Goodlette Road. Naples, FL 34102.