Boone Believes In Me Grant

Boone Believes In Me Grant

Boone Health is working with the Central Missouri Workforce Development Board through a federal grant to provide scholarships to individuals looking to begin or grow their career in health care.

Boone Believes In Me Grant will cover:

  • Tuition costs
  • Text/curriculum books
  • Certification exam fees
  • Financial support stipend

Individuals selected for the scholarship will also have the opportunity to work at Boone Health to earn additional income while training.

Additional requirements to qualify for this grant include:

  • Residing in one of the following counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, or Washington
  • Be a minimum of age 18 at the time of application.
  • Completion of the certification program and certification obtained immediately following the program. All certifications must be obtained by September 30, 2025.
  • Commitment to working at Boone Health for two years after receiving license/certification.
  • Working at Boone Health while earning license/certification.

Available Programs



Program Length: 18 months
Average Starting Salary: $17-18/Hour


Nursing Degrees

Program Length: Various
Average Starting Salary: Various


Credentialed Medical Assistant

Program Length: 9 months
Average Starting Salary:
$15.50 - $16.50/Hour


Medical Lab Technician

Program Length: 3 semesters
Average Starting Salary:
$18 - $38/Hour


Certified Nurse Assistant

Program Length: 12 weeks
Average Starting Salary:
$16.50 - $17.30/Hour


Surgical Technician

Program Length: 12 months
Average Starting Salary:
$19.50 - $27/Hour


Getting my nursing license was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. It is also one of the most rewarding accomplishments I have ever made. The practical nursing program through MACC was such a great experience. The educators were always available to help, they encouraged us, and they genuinely cared about our future. I decided to get my practical nursing license so that I can work and get nursing experience while I work towards my RN. I have a family I have to care for, so I decided this was the best route.

  -McKenzie O’Connor, LPN

I am a 2022 graduate of the Surgical Technologist program at MACC. My experience at MACC was remarkable. I could not have asked for a better instructor of the program. She had a great sense of humor and always put her students first. What’s nice about the Surgical Technologist program is that you graduate with an associate degree and also get the opportunity to take the certification exam for free to become certified after completing the program. Another benefit from this program was being able to do clinicals at 3 different locations: Boone Hospital, MU, and MOI.

I don’t think many people realize what a Surgical Technologist is and what we do, but it is a very crucial job in the operating room. Being attentive and organized is essential to succeed. We play incredibly important roles in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative stages.

I am employed at Boone Hospital and am excited to hear that Boone wants to begin a program with MACC for their current employees in which the hospital would pay for them to attend the Surgical Technology program. This program will be another addition to why I love Boone!

-Alea Applegate

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You may also download the application form and email it to

After applying, our outreach specialist will contact you within 2 business days to schedule an in-person or virtual meeting to provide additional information and assist with submitting an application for the training program of your choice.