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Franciscan Children's Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs in healthcare-related majors relating to hospital and clinical settings. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time undergraduate study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to disability, national origin, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applicants to the Franciscan Children’s Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent children, under age 26 and unmarried, of regular full- or part-time (FTE of .4 or higher) Virginia Mason Franciscan Health employees or (FTE .5 or higher for Franciscan Medical Group employees) who are in good standing and have a minimum of one-year employment with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health as of the application deadline date.
  • Students who plan to enroll or are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study for the entire upcoming academic year in a healthcare-related major relating to hospital and clinical settings for the next full academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school.

Award Amounts

Awards will be granted to students majoring in selected healthcare related study leading to a career as a Pharmacist, Physician, Registered Nurse (RN), Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist), Nuclear Medicine Technologist, MRI Technologist, CT Technologist, Surgical Technologist, Radiology Technologist, Cardiovascular Technologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, or Dietitian. Students pursuing religion majors are also eligible. Awards for recipients majoring in the above are:

  • $2,500 for children of employees FTE .8 and above.
  • $1,250 for children of employees FTE .4 to .7 (.5 to .7 for FMG).

Awards for recipients majoring in other healthcare-related areas* of study relating to hospital and clinical settings such as accounting, information technology, etc., are:

  • $1,500 for children of employees FTE .8 and above.
  • $1,000 for children of employees FTE .4 to .7 (.5 to .7 for FMG).

If selected to be a scholarship recipient, financial need as calculated by Scholarship America, the employee parent’s FTE, and your major will determine the scholarship award amount. Recipients who do not demonstrate financial need as calculated by Scholarship America or whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information may receive a $750 honorarium.

Awards are limited to one award per family.

Awards are not renewable; however students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

*These majors will need to be approved by sponsor.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation. If selected to be a scholarship recipient, financial need as calculated by Scholarship America, the employee parent’s FTE, and your major will determine the scholarship award amount.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified by late June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Payments will be in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the course was taken.
  • Optional: Supplemental Financial Data Form, if applicable. This form is needed only if parents cannot submit data jointly on the electronic application. The parent who is NOT the employee of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health should complete this supplemental form.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 25, 2021 3:00 pm CT.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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