CHI St. Joseph’s Health Foundation Announces Scholarship Opportunities

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February 11, 2020


CHI St. Joseph’s Health Foundation Announces Scholarship Opportunities

PARK RAPIDS, MN (February 10, 2020) – Maintaining and recruiting a professional medical workforce is a high priority at CHI St. Joseph’s Health. The scholarship program enhances efforts to remain vital as a quality healthcare facility now and in the future.  In 2019 CHI St. Joseph’s Health was able to award 21 scholarships totaling $20,250.

Area graduating seniors and higher education students (second year college and beyond) who are considering a healthcare career, especially those with a strong desire to return to a rural healthcare facility, are encouraged to apply for scholarships provided through CHI St. Joseph’s Health Foundation. The following scholarship opportunities are available:

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship award(s) is available to graduating seniors from the communities of Park Rapids, Nevis, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Laporte, Menahga and Sebeka schools who are going on to college or accredited vocational school pursuing careers in health care.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health/Laurie Hohnstadt Scholarship – Park Rapids Student Only This $750 scholarship(s) is available to a Park Rapids High School senior who plans to pursue a registered nursing degree.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Second Year or Beyond Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship award(s) is available to college or vocational students who are in their second, third, fourth (or beyond) year of school pursuing a career in health care and have completed high school in the communities of Park Rapids, Nevis, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Laporte, Menahga or Sebeka.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health/Brian Koria Scholarship – $750 scholarship awards(s), funded by CHI St. Joseph’s Health co-workers in memory of Brian Koria, is available to graduating seniors who are pursuing education in the medical field. Graduates need to be from the communities of Park Rapids, Nevis, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, Laporte, Menahga or Sebeka.

The scholarship application deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020.  Students may apply online or go to our website at to download applications. Please contact Sonja Day at 218.616.3383 or e-mail with any questions.

About CHI St. Joseph’s Health

CHI St. Joseph’s Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving communities in Hubbard, Becker, Cass and Wadena Counties since 1946. In recent years, CHI St. Joseph’s Health’s award-winning teams received several national honors including: The Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in surgery; Top 100 Critical Access Hospital, HealthStrong; WomenCertified’s America’s Best Hospitals Women’s Choice Award in obstetrics; and the Studer Group Fire Starter Healthcare Organization of the Month among other national, regional and state recognitions.

About CHI

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, was formed in 1996 to strengthen the Catholic health ministry for the future. With deep roots in the tradition of expressing Christ’s love by caring for those in need, Catholic Health Initiatives serves more than four million people each year through acute care hospitals; long-term care, assisted and residential-living facilities; community-based health services; home care; research and development; and reference laboratory services.


Contact: Sonja Day
Communication/Marketing Manager
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN  56470

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