$1,000 CHI St. Joseph’s Health Scholarship (Health Care Field) 2nd Year or Beyond Higher Education Students

Sonja Day
Scholarship Committee Chair
CHI St. Joseph’s Health
600 Pleasant Avenue
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Email: sonjaday@catholichealth.net

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The purpose of the CHI St. Joseph’s Health Second Year or Beyond Scholarship is to assist local students attending college or accredited higher education in the health care field.  As a rural hospital, our goal is to  provide opportunities for graduates to return and practice in our rural area.  Those with a strong desire to practice in a rural community are ideal to apply.

Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to one or more students who graduated from Park  Rapids, Nevis, Menahga, Sebeka, Laporte or Walker-Hackensack-Akeley schools and who are now attending second year or beyond higher education.

Application Requirements

  • Complete scholarship information form, typed or filled out in ink, and signed.
  • Attach an official college transcript and copy of ACT scores
  • Attach a letter of recommendation prepared by a current academic counselor or instructor, noting scholastic and leadership abilities, and ability to succeed.
  • Include a one page (double spaced) essay including the necessary information requested.
  • If chosen, we will request a professional photo to be used for press releases. If a photo was submitted with a prior scholarship application, please indicate as that will be sufficient and an additional picture is not needed.
  • Return completed application.  Applications must be returned to CHI St. Joseph’s Health Foundation by Friday, April 3, 2020.
  • Award recipients will be notified by mail as soon as the decision is made in late May.

Selection Process

Selection will be based on the following factors:  course of study, financial need, leadership skills, scholastic achievements, community involvement/work history, and expressed desire to work in a rural community.

Use of Information

The information submitted in this application is confidential.  Demographic, academic, financial and any other information will be used only by scholarship committee.  Personal information about scholarship winners may be used in local publicity and press releases.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time (12 credit hours or more for summer or fall 2020) in a course of study leading to a certificate, diploma, license, associate or bachelor’s degree in a health care field of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, vocational/technical school, nursing school or an institution accredited by an appropriate state licensing health care board.
  • Must have completed school at Park Rapids, Nevis, Menahga, Sebeka, Laporte or Walker-Hackensack-Akeley schools.


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