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Avera Health Leaders Scholarship

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014, to be considered for the following academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in July 2014.

Leadership is the God-given talent to work well with others, create a vision and bring that vision to life for the good of all. Avera has been blessed with dedicated leaders who saw the vision of providing a quality, cost-effective health ministry that reflects Gospel values. The Avera Health Foundation has created the Avera Leaders Scholarship to nurture the next generation of leaders to share this vision.

The Leaders Scholarship is dedicated to and provided in appreciation for a lifetime of leadership in health care by Sister Colman Coakley, Sister Stephen Davis, Sister Rosaria Kranz, Sister Blanche Kribell, Don Bierle, Esquire and Vi Stoia. A total of up to five $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually. 


Avera Health Leaders Scholarship - Requirements of the Student

Applicant must be an Avera employee, spouse or child of an Avera employee.

Recipients must be high school graduates with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a four-point scale, and pursuing undergraduate degree work in a healthcare related field.

To Apply for the Avera Health Leaders Scholarship

Complete the application and return with:

  • A 500-word essay about why the applicant wishes to pursue a healthcare career.
  • Four letters of recommendation, to be mailed in confidence directly to the Avera Foundation, to be written by co-workers, co-volunteers, teachers or advisors.

Application materials can be obtained on-line or by writing to:

Avera Leaders Scholarship
Avera Health Foundation
212 E. 11th Street, Suite# 100
Sioux Falls, SD 57104


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