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Crossing Rivers Health Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Scholarship Committee of Crossing Rivers Health hopes to aid educational endeavors of the service area's youth by offering scholarships to area graduating high school seniors.

These scholarships will be offered in the form of grants to students who aspire to continue their education in a health care occupation, with the exception of those intending to apply for medical school.

It is the committee's intent that this program will promote higher education in the health care occupations. It is considered an investment for continued professional staff recruitment at Crossing Rivers Health and Prairie Maison.

Guidelines

  • The Scholarship Committee of Crossing Rivers Health will award scholarships each year to qualifying students who are pursuing higher education in a health care occupation. The number of scholarships awarded for health occupations will be based upon the finances available in the scholarship account. The maximum amount of a scholarship is $8,000.
  • Scholarships for health occupations shall be awarded to graduating high school seniors from the hospital’s health care service area.
  • The Chief Executive Officer or his designee will contact the area school guidance departments regarding the availability of the scholarship program.
  • Selected scholarship applicants, along with their parent(s) and/or guardian(s), will be interviewed by Crossing Rivers Health’s Scholarship Committee or a designee. The Chief Executive Officer or his designee will also contact the respective school guidance counselor regarding applicants for the scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based upon the following criteria (not necessarily listed in the order of importance): Scholastic Ability (class standing, extra curricular activity); Administrative Interview and Recommendation; Applicants must be accepted into or enrolled in a health occupation program.
  • Future employment at Crossing Rivers Health or Prairie Maison will be given important consideration in awarding the scholarships.
  • The Scholarship Committee of Crossing Rivers Health will review and make the final decision on the awarding of scholarships.
  • The Crossing Rivers Health Scholarship Committee shall be responsible for investing scholarship funds in a timely manner; all accounting and reports relating to the scholarship fund shall be prepared by the Chief Executive Officer or his designee.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college designated by the recipient with the first year payment being submitted at the beginning of the second semester. Subsequent payments will be submitted at the beginning of each of the following semesters. Total payments will not exceed $8,000.
  • A commitment of employment at Crossing Rivers Health or Prairie Maison is a condition of the awarded scholarship. Scholarship funds are forgiven at the rate of $1.50 per hour for each hour worked as an employee. If there is not a position available within 60 days of graduation, the loan is forgiven in its entirety.
  • Recipient must maintain good progress and academic standing in the program. Nonconformance or withdrawal from the program will require immediate payback of all funds to Crossing Rivers Health. The balance due shall include the principal plus interest computed at an annual rate and compounded quarterly from the date of disbursement.
  • All applications become the property of Crossing Rivers Health.

Application documents

Download

Cover Letter and scholarship application here (Word) or (PDF)
Applications are due no later than Friday, March 22, 2019.

Submit to

Chief Executive Officer
Crossing Rivers Health
37868 US Hwy 18
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821


Crossing Rivers Health Medical Staff Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Medical Staff of Crossing Rivers Health believes in the next generation of medical professionals and are proud to make available the Crossing Rivers Health Medical Staff Scholarship as an investment in the future of healthcare.

The Medical Staff of Crossing Rivers Health is a collaborative team of healthcare professionals whom have been granted privileges to provide care to patients at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien. The Medical Staff represent a number of healthcare partners providing care to the Prairie du Chien area, including Crossing Rivers Health, Mayo Clinic Health System, and Gundersen Health System.

Guidelines

The Medical Staff scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior from one of the following school districts: Prairie du Chien, MFL MarMac, River Ridge, Seneca, Wauzeka-Steuben.

Qualified applicants who are entering an accredited college or university and planning to become a healthcare professional must demonstrate excellence in the following selection criteria: Academic achievement, accomplishments and community service.

For the year 2019, the Crossing Rivers Health Medical Staff will be awarding one $1,500 scholarship. The scholarship recipient will be determined and notified by May 1, 2019.

Application documents

Application and supporting materials must be received by April 1, 2019. Mail to: Crossing Rivers Health Foundation, 37868 US Hwy 18, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.

Download

Scholarship application here (PDF)
Applications are due not later than April 1, 2019

Submit to

Crossing Rivers Health Foundation
37868 US Hwy 18
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821


Partners of Crossing Rivers Health Scholarship

About the scholarship

The purpose the Partners of Crossing Rivers Health scholarship is to provide financial assistance to an area high school graduate interested in attending a post-high school program in the health care field.

Guidelines

In the spring of 2019, Partners of Crossing Rivers Health will be awarding four (4) $1,000.00 health care scholarships to graduating seniors of MFL-MarMac, Wauzeka-Steuben, Seneca, North Crawford, River Ridge, and Prairie du Chien High Schools, and all graduating seniors of Crossing Rivers Health employees.

The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Must be pursuing a career in the health care field
  • Must demonstrate leadership and community service abilities
  • Must have a good attendance record

Proof of acceptance into a post-secondary school health care field of study is necessary.

Application documents

Download

Cover Letter and scholarship application (PDF)

Your completed application along with:

  • a copy of your ACT test scores
  • a copy of your transcripts
  • 1 - senior picture
  • one (1) letter of recommendation
  • a copy of your attendance record

must be delivered or mailed to the Partners Scholarship Committee on or before March 15, 2019.

Submit to

Partners of Crossing Rivers Health Scholarship Committee
c/o Janet Finn, Partners Scholarship Committee Chairperson
724 S. Beaumont Rd.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

After all of the applications have been evaluated, an interview process of the top eight applicants may be required to determine the four recipients of our scholarship.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janet L. Finn at 608.326.6010.

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