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Franciscan Children's Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

CHI Franciscan 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.

This scholarship 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

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 for CHI Franciscan or FTE of .5 or higher for Franciscan Medical Group) employees who are in good standing and have a minimum of one-year employment 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).

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 CHI Franciscan play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified by late April. 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 CHI Franciscan. 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 CHI Franciscan should complete this supplemental form.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation must be submitted on your behalf by March 17, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time.

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

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