Medical Staff Outstanding Student Leader Award

If you’re a member of the medical staff at Montage Health or Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, your child or grandchild can apply for a cash award that recognizes their academic achievement and civic engagement. Winners receive a prize between $100 and $2,000 from the Montage Health Foundation when they enroll in a four-year college.

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for this award, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be the child or grandchild of a member of the medical staff of Community Hospital or Montage Health
  • Be a high school junior or senior or a community college student
  • Be a resident of Monterey County for at least one year
  • Intend to enroll at a four-year college or university

Can a student apply multiple times?

Students may apply each year they’re eligible.

Award criteria

Students must demonstrate:

  • High academic achievement
  • Good citizenship through community and school contributions
  • Participation and excellence in extracurricular activities, such as student government, school sports, music or drama, and service or academic clubs

The committee does not take into consideration financial need or a desire to pursue a health career.

Application materials checklist

Students who apply must provide:

  • A statement that describes eligibility for this award and identifies educational and career goals
  • An academic record or transcript that shows the most recent semester/quarter completed
  • Two letters of reference, preferably one from academic faculty and one from a coach/advisor/director of an extracurricular activity
  • A short essay that provides a brief overview of who you are (for example, a personal statement from a college application)

Email application materials to or mail them to:

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Attn. Medical Staff Services
P.O. Box HH
Monterey, CA 93942

Other scholarship opportunities

Montage Health Foundation also funds:


Contact Medical Staff Services by calling (831) 625-4511 or emailing