Healthcare Scholarship Program
Application Deadline is June 1 for Fall and Spring Semesters
Benefis Health System Foundation’s Healthcare Scholarship Program is designed to help students from Great Falls and the region pursue dreams of having satisfying careers as healthcare providers. Since many of these students plan to live and work in Great Falls, the program also assists with Benefis Health System’s recruitment and retention efforts to ensure compassionate, quality care is extended to all patients.
The Healthcare Scholarship Program offers a general Medical Education Scholarship, more than a dozen Named Scholarships funded by generous donors for years, and several other scholarships that all are directed toward students pursuing degrees or certifications in healthcare.
The scholarships vary in criteria, but all applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and full time students must be taking 9 or more credits. Some scholarships require a Work Commitment Agreement with Benefis while others do not.
There is a single application and June 1 deadline for all scholarships offered through the Healthcare Scholarship Program.* The Healthcare Scholarship Program Committee determines which scholarship(s) each applicant is eligible for, based on criteria, and then the selection process begins. The award maximum is $2,500 a semester or $5,000 a year and is based on funds available.
*The Terry L. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship for students in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Great Falls College-MSU is the one exception. It has its own application (click Terry Jackson scholarship link below) and is due Oct. 1.
Click here to download and print the Healthcare Scholarship Program application and the Consent and Disclosure Form (must be completed by each applicant).
Students who were awarded scholarships the previous year can fill out a renewal application, which goes through the same selection process. Renewal applicants do not need to fill out another Consent and Disclosure Form.
Click here to download and print the Healthcare Scholarship Program renewal application.
If you’re interested in learning more about the individual scholarships and the wonderful people and families who created them, please click the links below. They are listed in the order they were started.
- John and Darlene Skees Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Smith/Van Orsdel Nursing Scholarship
- Jane M. Buckman Husted Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Bloemendaal Family Scholarship
- Rice Family Scholarship
- Frances M. Wylder Scholarship
- Ed and Ethel Ugrin Memorial Scholarship
- Margaret Wynn Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Terry L. Jackson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
- Mercy Flight Memorial Scholarships (in memory of Darcy Dengel and Paul Erickson)
- Julie Hickethier Nursing Scholarship
- Cecil and Dorothy Goodbrand Nursing Scholarship
- Deborah A. Wilson Memorial Nursing Scholarship
- Benefis Family Scholarship
- Bonnie Gardner Nursing Scholarship
- Darcy Dengel Mercy Flight Scholarship
Click here to view past scholarship recipients.
If you’d like to support the Healthcare Scholarship Program or any of the Named Scholarships, click the “Donate Now” button at the top of the page.
For information about starting your own scholarship or scholarship endowment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 406.455-5840 or visit our office in the Benefis South Tower.