St. Vincent Healthcare announces more than $150,000 in scholarships

2014-02-24T00:15:00Z St. Vincent Healthcare announces more than $150,000 in scholarshipsGazette staff The Billings Gazette
February 24, 2014 12:15 am  • 

St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation and St. Vincent Healthcare Volunteers are offering more than $150,000 in education scholarships this year. Among the scholarships available:

Healthcare Career Scholarships

More than $20,000 in scholarships is available this year through the Healthcare Scholarship Program. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education in pursuit of a career in health care. Students from the following counties are eligible: Yellowstone, Big Horn, Carbon, Custer, Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum, Rosebud, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Treasure and Wheatland, and Park County in Wyoming.

Nelles Nurse Scholarships

In recognition of the nursing care received by his late wife, Flora, the late Ralph Nelles established the Nelles Nurse Scholarships. Available to nursing students, this program provides up to five semesters of financial support with over $100,000 in funds. There are up to 10 additional openings for new honorees.

Theresa Burch Memorial Scholarship

Judith Wallinder established the Theresa Burch Memorial Scholarship for Advanced Practice Nursing as a tribute to the profession her sister, Theresa Burch.

Dr. Thomas Johnson Medical Scholarships

This scholarship is a tribute to the late Dr. Thomas R. Johnson, who was a renowned orthopedic surgeon and academic physician leader with a special focus on rural patients.

The scholarship is geared toward assisting a medical student or medical resident from Montana who is pursuing family practice medicine and/or orthopedic medicine and has a strong commitment to serving rural communities.

The deadline for applications is April 1. Application guidelines and forms are available online at

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