Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Held Scholarship

Dr. William Held was a radiologist at St. Cloud Hospital from 1967 until his untimely death in July of 1988. In memory of his work and interest in education, this scholarship fund was established to help students who have successfully completed their first year of the radiologic technology program at the St. Cloud Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. One student is awarded a scholarship annually. The awards are to be made without regard to race, color, creed religion, sex, disability or national origin. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Award

The successful scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 credit, which will be made to their account at the St. Cloud Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.

Regional Diagnostic Radiology also is generously providing two $1,000 awards from their fund at the CentraCare Foundation.

Award Criteria

Successful applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full time, in good academic standing and completing the first year in the St. Cloud Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Program.
  • Plan to continue a second year with the St. Cloud Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Program as a full-time student.
  • Submit the required application materials on or before the deadline of June 1, 2021. Download application now. (PDF)
  • Required training for a current profession, including continuing education credit, is not eligible. Expenses related to certification or licensures are not eligible. A Selection Committee appointed by the CentraCare Foundation will determine whether a course of study is eligible.

Application Procedure

The following materials must be complete and returned by the deadline:

  • Signed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Enrolled full time and completed first year of the program
  • Essay
  • Resume or Biographical Sketch
  • Current Transcript

Letter of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation to be written by a program director, teacher, counselor, and/or employer of the applicant’s choice. Please write a letter of recommendation for the candidate which comments on his/her leadership abilities, initiative and why this award would be significant to the applicant.

**NOTE** The Selection Committee uses a blind selection process. Please refer to the applicant as “the candidate” or “the applicant,” etc. Do not refer to the applicant by name except at the top of the page. Thank you.