Sue and Terry Pladson Advanced Practice Scholarship

About the Sue and Terry Pladson Advanced Practice Scholarship

Terry and Sue were married in 1969. Terry is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and a Pulmonology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He practiced Pulmonology and Critical Care at St. Cloud Hospital July 1978 through December 2002. In January 2003, Terry was selected as President and CEO CentraCare Health and served in this capacity through retirement in December 2014.

Both Terry and Sue received the St. Cloud Tech High School Distinguished Alumni Award and were recognized for their commitment to philanthropic work with a Service to the Foundation Award in 2017 by CentraCare Health Foundation.

The Award

Two successful scholarship recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship toward tuition. The scholarship will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the school indicated.

Award Criteria

Successful applicants must:

  • Be employed, or previously employed at a CentraCare entity (includes hospitals and clinics);
  • Be enrolled in an Advanced Practice Program;
  • Demonstrate qualifications through references, work experience, and professional nursing goals and achievements.

Each applicant must submit the following:

  • Scholarship application form (PDF)
  • Application and materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2019
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (include employment history, education history, and community and volunteer work experience);
  • Two letters of recommendation (not a relative but a mentor, community leader, instructor, etc.)
  • Transcript from the current academic year (if available). Copy of letter of enrollment into an accredited program.