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 $700 and $3,000 from 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.

Apply for the Medical Staff Outstanding Student Leader Award

Click the button below to begin the application process. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2023.

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Application checklist

In order to complete your application, the following materials must either be attached to your application, or emailed to

1. Eligibility Statement: One or two paragraphs that describe your community service/volunteer work and your educational and career goals. Your career goals do not need to relate to health care, but you must aim to pursue a degree from a four-year college or university.

2. Transcript: You do not need to submit an official transcript, but it should include the most recent semester or quarter completed.

3. Writing Sample: This should be a 2-5 page essay that you have already written for a class or application.

4. Two References: Preferably one academic (teacher) and one personal (coach or supervisor). These do not need to be written specifically for this award and can be sent separately to

5. A recent photo, preferably with your Medical Staff member parent/grandparent.

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