Benefis Foundation Healthcare Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now available for college students working towards degrees in healthcare through the Benefis Health System Foundation's Healthcare Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply for both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 is June 1, 2017. The award maximum is $2,500 per semester or $5,000 per year and is based on funds available.

The Benefis Foundation's Healthcare Scholarship Program is designed to help students from Great Falls and the region pursue dreams of becoming healthcare providers. Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the Benefis Foundation has thousands of dollars in scholarships to award to students pursuing a degree, certification, or advancement in a medically related field. Last year alone, more than $88,000 in scholarships was awarded.

The Healthcare Scholarship Program offers a general Medical Education Scholarship, more than a dozen Named Scholarships funded by long-time donors, and several other scholarships that are directed toward students pursuing degrees or certifications in healthcare. All scholarships and application forms are listed on the Benefis Foundation website at

Criteria vary for each scholarship. Some require a Work Commitment Agreement with Benefis while others do not. All applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and full time students must be taking nine or more credits. Along with scholastic achievement, awardees are selected based on community involvement, strong career motivation, and personal recommendations. The Healthcare Scholarship Program Committee determines which scholarship(s) each applicant is eligible for based on criteria, and then the selection process begins.

The Healthcare Scholarship Program has provided more than $1 million in scholarships since its inception. For more information visit, call (406) 455-5840, email, or visit the Foundation in the Benefis South Tower at 1101 26th St. S in Great Falls.

All complete application packets must be postmarked or delivered to the Benefis Foundation office by June 1, 2017.

Deadline: June 1, 2017

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Financial Aid Office
2100 16 Avenue South
Great Falls, MT  59405

Voice: 406.771.4334   
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