CentraCare Foundation – Long Prairie Scholarship

This scholarship is not included in the online process. Follow the directions below to complete the application.

CentraCare Foundation – Long Prairie Scholarship program was established to encourage and promote qualified individuals from the hospital’s service area to pursue a health care career. The scholarship will aid in funding education at any accredited training program at any college or university. Recipients are selected using a selection process from the eligibility criteria as stated below. Awards are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, national origin or financial need. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Award Details:

Two (2) $500 scholarships will initially be awarded annually. One $500 check will be made out jointly to each recipient and to each recipient’s chosen post-secondary institution’s financial aid office at the beginning of the second quarter/semester, after CentraCare Foundation – Long Prairie receives the required documentation. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees and/or books anytime during the recipient’s healthcare program. It is not transferable between colleges or universities. If a recipient decides to no longer pursue in a health-related career prior to their second quarter/semester, award monies will be forfeited to CentraCare Foundation – Long Prairie Scholarship Fund.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior in the CentraCare – Long Prairie service area from Long Prairie Grey Eagle High School.
  • Has a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Is pursuing a health-related career.
  • Has prior experience in a health-related program such as Healthcare Career Class, hospital or nursing home job or volunteer work.
  • Participates in community activities.
  • Estimated financial need (estimated cost of schooling)

Application Procedure:

The following materials must be completed and postmarked or received via email by March 31, 2023:

  1. Completed and Signed Application Form. Please print or type.
  2. Short Essay describing interest in health related field, not to exceed 500 words.

Mailing Address:

CentraCare Foundation – Long Prairie
Attn: Nicole Bjerke, Senior Development Officer 50 CentraCare Drive
Long Prairie MN 56347
Phone: 320-732-7337
E-mail: bjerken@centracare.com

Download Application Form