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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

St. Cloud Hospital Auxiliary College Scholarship for Employees or Volunteers

Note: The 2021 application deadline for this scholarship has passed.

St. Cloud Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary will award scholarships once a year for students pursuing a career in degrees required for employment at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital. Payment will be made directly to the successful applicant's school.

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

  1. Be employed by CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital as a full time, part time, reserve, casual staff, or an active volunteer.
  2. Be enrolled in a degree program that is required for employment at CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital.
  3. Demonstrate involvement in community and/or school activities.
  4. Scholarship recipients need to be a CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital Employee or Volunteer at time of application and distribution of funds.

Each applicant must:

  1. Download and complete the application form. (PDF)
  2. Attach a list of school, community and work activities, including volunteer work. Please include the activity, years, and any awards received.
  3. Attach transcript from the current year, which needs to include cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above.
  4. Attach a copy of letter of enrollment into the program.
  5. Attach an essay of no more than two, double-spaced typed pages telling us about you and your career plans.

If any of the required materials are not provided, the application will be disqualified automatically.

Applications must be postmarked March 19, 2021.