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Avera believes in the value of education and offers a variety of scholarships to assist students and employees with their pursuit of knowledge.

Avera St. Luke's Auxiliary Scholarships

Five scholarships are given annually by Avera St. Luke's Auxiliary in the amount of $500 each. They are awarded to seniors in high school planning to enter an area of study in the health care field. The recipient must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Floyd Valley Auxiliary Scholarship

The Floyd Valley Auxiliary provides 2 scholarships to eligible high-school seniors interested in furthering their medical education in the Le Mars area. Sign-up begins in January and ends April 1. Learn more by calling 712-546-3428.

Kris Christensen Paramedic Fund

The Kris Christensen Paramedic Fund provides scholarships for individuals accepted into the Avera McKennan School of Emergency Medical Services for the Paramedic Education program. For more information contact the Avera McKennan Foundation at 605-322-8900.

Avera Health Leaders Scholarship for Students

Current Avera employees, spouse or children are eligible to apply. 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. Avera Health Foundation provides the Avera Leaders Scholarship to nurture the next generation of leaders to share this vision with up to five $2,000 scholarships awarded each year.

Download an application to learn more about the scholarship eligibility, process and deadline.  Application deadline is May 1, 2018.

DeSchepper Rehabilitation Education Scholarship

This endowed scholarship, established in 1994, has been made available because of charitable gifts given in honor of Hector DeSchepper through the Avera McKennan Foundation.

Current employees of the therapy and rehabilitation department at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center are eligible to apply. To receive an application and eligibility requirements, contact a rehabilitation department manager at Avera McKennan.

Sister Colman Coakley Education Scholarship

This endowed scholarship, established in 1992, has been made available because of charitable gifts given to the Avera McKennan Foundation in honor of Sister Colman for her strong belief in the value of education.

Current employees of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center are eligible to apply. To receive application and eligibility requirements please contact the Avera McKennan Foundation.

To learn about additional scholarship opportunities, contact your local Avera Foundation.

Avera Marshall N. Ben Weiner Scholarship

The Avera Marshall N. Ben Weiner Scholarship was established to help further education for those in the healthcare field. Available through the Avera Marshall Foundation, current employees of Avera are eligible to apply.

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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