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Avera Health Leaders Scholarship

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2016, to be considered for the following academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in July 2016.

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 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale, and pursuing undergraduate degree work in a healthcare related field.

Applicant must also be in their Junior or Senior year of college in the 2016-2017 school year.

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