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Dr. Charles CozeanMemorial Scholarship

Administered by the Farmington Educational Foundation

This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Farmington High School graduate who plans to pursue a professional career in medicine (doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner).  Dr. Charles Cozean graduated Farmington High School with the class of 1954.  He was an outstanding student and a punter for the Farmington Knights football team.  Pursuing a career in medicine, Dr. Cozean graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and the University of Kansas Medical School with a specialty in ophthalmology.  His interest in this specialty was prompted by his own congenital vision flaw requiring early treatment intervention.  Dr. Cozean initiated his ophthalmology practice in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in the early 1960’s.  During his career, Dr. Cozean designed an individually prescribed lens which was inserted directly into the eye, thereby eliminating any need for traditional eyewear.   He was a life-long supporter of Farmington School District.




  1. Applicant must be a graduating student of Farmington Senior High School.

  2. Applicant must have exhibited a history of hard work, diligence, and initiative and detail these attributes through letters of reference and anecdotal evidence.

  3. Applicant must plan to pursue a professional career in medicine (doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner).




The following documents must be included with each application:


  1. A completed and signed application form, which is attached.

  2. Write a 600-word type-written essay that focuses on the applicant’s life experiences and achievements, as well as the applicant’s aspirations for the future.

  3. At least two (2) but not more than four (4) written recommendations, half of which are from a Farmington High School faculty or staff member.

  4. The most recent official High School transcript.


An interview with the applicant may be requested.  Applicant will be notified if an interview is desired.   If no suitable applicant is found, the scholarship committee may choose to not present a scholarship.


Disposition of Scholarship Award Money


  1. The monetary award will either be sent directly to the scholarship winner or to the recipient’s college or vocational technical school.  This will solely be a decision of the scholarship committee.  The scholarship funds must be used for direct expenses incurred while attending either of these post-secondary institutions full time.  Any use of funds not used in this manner must be reimbursed, in full, to the Farmington Educational Foundation. Eligible expenses are tuition, books, fees, and supplies needed for class work.

  2. Prior to dispersing this money, the scholarship committee or the Executive Director must receive evidence that the student has enrolled full time.

  3. Awards will be dispersed in one lump sum prior to the fall semester of the student’s first year at college.

  4. The student is required to notify the Farmington Educational Foundation in the event the student leaves school, reduces the number of credit hours to part time, or any other non-compliance to either the intent of this scholarship program or its expressed requirements.  Student will reimburse the Farmington Educational Foundation for any funds received for the semester affected.

  5. The student, by accepting the scholarship funds, agrees to reimburse the Farmington Educational Foundation for any funds received but not used for purposes congruent with the intent and requirements of this scholarship program.

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