$750 CHI St. Joseph’s Health / Brian Koria Scholarship – Health care field

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 Brian Koria Scholarship is to assist local students pursuing higher education in health care.  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 $750 will be awarded to one or more students from the communities of Park Rapids, Nevis, Menahga, Sebeka, Laporte or Walker-Hackensack-Akeley.

Application Requirements

  • Complete scholarship information form, typed or filled out in ink, and signed.
  • Attach an official school transcript (signed by a high school counselor or teacher) AND copy of ACT scores
  • Attach a letter of recommendation prepared by an 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
  • Return completed application.  Applications must be returned to CHI St. Joseph’s Health Foundation by Friday, April 8, 2022. Scholarship recipients selected will be notified at their respective award/commencement ceremonies.
  • Scholarship recipients selected will be notified at their respective award/commencement ceremonies.

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 2022) 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.
  • Must be in Satisfactory plus academic standing (minimum of “C+ or 2.5 GPA” average).


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