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Avera Health Foundation Scholarships

Avera Health Leaders Scholarship

The Avera Foundation offers a scholarship for students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a health care related field. The purpose of this scholarship is to seek out talented individuals, reward their initiative, and encourage them to seek employment after graduation within Avera.

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.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019, to be considered for the following academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in May 31, 2019. Awards luncheon will be held on July 19.

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.

Scholarship Requirements

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 health care related field.

Applicant must also be in their Junior or Senior year of college in the 2019-2020 school year.

How to Apply

To Apply for the Avera Health Leaders Scholarship

Please complete the application and return with:

  • Extra Curricular Activities and Volunteer Activities: Please include a current resume or other summary of your demonstrated leadership.
  • 500-word essay defining your personal interest in health care.
  • Four letters of recommendation from co-workers, co-volunteers, professors, or your advisor. (Letters of recommendation should be confidential.)

It is strongly encouraged to send your completed application and essay, as well as any letters of references via email to: Foundation@Avera.org

*Please reference in the subject line: Leaders Scholarship – your name

You may also mail your completed application packet to:

Avera Foundation
Avera Leaders Scholarship
3900 W Avera Dr
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Download Application

Julie Sendelbach Nursing Scholarship

The Julie Sendelbach Nursing Scholarship is proud to offer a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in nursing from a South Dakota college or university. The purpose of this scholarship is to seek out talented individuals and reward the initiative of these people, and to encourage them and their desire to care for their patients with the same level of care and concern that Julie exemplified over her career.

Julie Sendelbach had a nursing career that spanned 40 years throughout Avera. Her family wishes to honor her memory by creating this scholarship endowment with a desire to encourage students to become nurses and provide care for their patients with the level of dedication that Julie demonstrated throughout her career.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline

  • All application materials must be submitted by March 31, 2019 to be considered.
  • One $2,500 scholarship for the 2019-20 school year will be awarded by May 31, 2019.

Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship Requirements

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a South Dakota college or university nursing program
  • Pursuing their undergraduate degree in nursing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale for post-secondary education
  • Applicant must be, by credit hours, entering their Senior year of college in 2019-20 school year

How to Apply

How to Apply for the Julie Sendelbach Nursing Scholarship

Please complete the application and return with:

  • Extra Curricular Activities and Volunteer Activities: Please include a current resume or other summary of your demonstrated leadership.
  • 500-word essay defining your personal interest in nursing.
  • Four letters of recommendation from co-workers, co-volunteers, professors, or your advisor. (Letters of recommendation should be confidential.)

It is strongly encouraged to send your completed application and essay, as well as any letters of references via email to: Foundation@Avera.org

*Please reference in the subject line: Julie Sendelbach Nursing Scholarship – your name

You may also mail your completed application packet to:

Avera Foundation
Julie Sendelbach Nursing Scholarship
3900 W Avera Dr
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Download Application

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