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January 24, 2023

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation accounces a newly-established scholarship open to Casey-Westfield High School Graduates studying healthcare

(Casey, Illinois – January 24, 2023) Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the newly-established Randy Lee, MD Health Profession Scholarship. The scholarship application is available online at and the deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

The Randy Lee, MD Health Profession Scholarship supports students graduating from the Casey-Westfield school district who are pursuing a healthcare profession. Applicants must have a goal of completing a certification program, a two-year associate degree, a four-year college degree, or a professional degree in a healthcare field.

“This new scholarship has been created to encourage young people from the Casey-Westfield area to pursue a career in medicine and service to others,” said Foundation CEO Alex Pleasant.  “Dr. Lee is a longtime medical doctor whose selfless devotion to his work and community is a great example of the way that medical professionals are keystones of their communities.”

Applicants must complete the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship application, a general application that determines the applicant’s eligibility for one or more of the Community Foundation’s scholarships.  Applicants will need a high school or college transcript, ACT or SAT scores (if applicable), and college financial aid information.

To apply, visit to begin the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation Common Scholarship Application.  For more information, contact Kristen Bertrand, Program Officer, at 217.342.5413 or

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation was established in 2009 as a result of a merger between Effingham County Community Foundation (est. 1999) and Mattoon Area Community Foundation (est. 1980). Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managing permanent and non-permanent assets for the long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois.           ###

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