The Missouri Community Health Foundation (MCHF)

In 2009 the Missouri Primary Care Association announced the formation of the Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Community Health Scholarship Fund (Bond Scholarship), a permanently endowed scholarship fund. The fund provides partial or full scholarships for students from urban and rural Missouri to attend medical or dental school in the primary care field. Recipients are expected to remain in Missouri to serve the underserved.



Health provider and workforce issues facing the Nation and the states have converged in Missouri to make a pending crisis in primary care. One of the most alarming figures is the 25 percent reduction in medical students enrolled in Primary Care and Internal Medicine nationally. This translates into an estimated shortfall of 40,000 primary care doctors nationwide over the next decade.  Further, dozens of Missouri counties are already designated or qualify as Health Professional Shortage Areas.  This alarming trend, if it continues, will result in ongoing, critical primary care workforce shortages, dramatically and adversely impacting our rural and urban communities. The scarcity of primary care providers presents real problems for all Missourians but especially for the underserved seeking access to health services. Capacity amongst health providers to continue existing levels of service or even expanding such levels will be the critical issue as rural and urban communities struggle to replenish an aging and retiring provider population. 


If you would like more information about how to apply for a Scholarship, contact Joni Adamson at 573.636.4222.


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Christopher S. "Kit" Bond: A Champion for Improving Health Care for Missourians

As a leading champion of improving health care for all Missourians, Kit Bond played a key role during his time in the U.S. Senate in the development of Community Health Centers in our great state and across the nation. As Senator, he either led the way or supported every major piece of legislation affecting Community Health Centers, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding.


His leadership on health center issues, along with the recognition he brought to health centers during local visits and before the Missouri General Assembly, translated into significant support amongst state and local policy makers.



Thanks to Kit Bond’s long-standing dedication, Community Health Centers will continue to open their doors to more patients and provide quality health care homes to our state’s most vulnerable populations.


The establishment of an on-going, endowed scholarship in his name will demonstrate a small token of the Foundation’s appreciation for his efforts and will forever link Community Health Center successes with his legacy.


Bond Scholarship Recipients

Heather Bledsoe, 2014

UMKC School of Dentistry


Brett Durbin, 2014

UMKC School of Dentistry


Kindel Kealke, 2014

UMKC School of Dentistry


Micaela O'Neil-Callahan, 2014

Washington University School of Medicine  Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency


Karen Paschel, 2014

Sinclair School of Nursing/University of Missouri-Columbia


Cody Thress, 2014

UMKC School of Dentistry

Stephanie Chambers, 2015

UMKC School of Dentistry


Aleena Corona, 2015

UMKC School of Dentistry


Jason Kingslover, 2015

UMKC School of Dentistry

Angelica Molina, 2015

UMKC School of Dentistry


Kati Pyle, 2015

UMKC School of Dentistry


Stuart Scott, 2015

UMKC School of Dentistry


Misty Williams, 2015

UMKC School of Dentistry

Megan Dwyer, 2016

UMKC School of Dentistry


Mary Elliott, 2016

UMKC School of Dentistry


Jeff Johnson, 2016

UMKC School of Dentistry


Crystal Redman, 2016

Northeast Regional Medical Center Family Residency Program


Aaron Strange, 2016

UMKC School of Dentistry

Ashley Warren, 2016

Capital Region, Family Medicine Residency Program


John Heafner, 2017

St. Louis University School of Medicine


Cristina Hernandez, 2017

UMKC School of Dentistry

Michelle Kenney, 2017

University of Missouri - Columbia Pediatric Residency


Kanika Turner, 2017

St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency


Blake Cavender, 2017

UMKC School of Dentistry


Annie Baro, 2018

A.T. Still Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Molly Wagenknecht, 2018

A.T. Still Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health


Chelsea Schmitz, 2018

A.T. Still Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Ailie Powers, 2019

UMKC School of Dentistry

Chiquetta Spinks, 2019

Maryville University - Advanced Practice Nursing

Eric Wood, 2019

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

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April 4, 2016