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ARCH Scholarship (Avera Resources for Careers in Health Programs) - Investing in the FUTURE of Health Care

Avera McKennan ARCH Scholarship

The ARCH Scholarship is an innovative approach to financial assistance that links scholarship money with work opportunities for students and employees majoring in nursing.  Students receiving financial assistance are committed to six months of employment for every $2500 of financial assistance received.  Employees and students who leave school or choose to work elsewhere will simply repay the scholarship as a loan.

The ARCH Scholarship provides financial assistance for the following targeted areas:

  • Students enrolled in a College of Nursing B.S.N./B.A.N.

Funds to assist with academic expenses that are approved for financial assistance under the ARCH scholarship are paid directly to the educational institution or its foundation on behalf of the student.  

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
ARCH Scholarship - Application Requirements to Apply

  • Applicant must be a current Avera McKennan employee, and/or a Summer 2013 Professional Development (PDP) participant. 
  • Students must attain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to apply.

The deadline for 2013 applications has passed. 

For more information, please call or e-mail Avera McKennan Human Resources.

All other Avera Facilities - Application Process

  • Write or email the Avera regional center you are interested in. Contact information for each facility can be found to the right.
  • Please verify the deadline date for submissions with each Avera facility.

For information on the ARCH Scholarship, please contact Human Resources at the Avera regional center nearest you.


Benefits are available to part-time and full-time employees on a pro-rated basis.  Benefits include:

  • Time Off
  • Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Flex Spending
  • Employee Discounts

Contact Human Resources

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
1325 South Cliff Avenue
PO Box 5045
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital
305 South State Street
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
501 Summit
Yankton, South Dakota 57078

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
300 South Bruce Street
Marshall, Minnesota 56258

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
525 North Foster
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301

Avera Heart Hospital
4500 West 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Avera St. Mary's Hospital
801 East Sioux
Pierre, SD 57501

Avera Central Office
3900 West Avera Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57108