The EMPOWER Scholarship was created for applicants with plans for education related to direct patient-focused healthcare. EMPOWER stands for Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis on Rehabilitation. At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, we recognize the importance of encouraging culturally diverse students to enter a patient-focused healthcare field. Due to the generosity of the David M. Hersey family, recipients of this scholarship will receive $2,000.00 toward their higher education. Scholarships will be awarded each year.
Open to culturally diverse students who have been accepted to or enrolled in a post-high school program in a patient focused healthcare field. Applicants must be a resident of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin or attending school in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin. Volunteer/Community Service involvement in the community is required. Must be pursuing a career in patient-focused healthcare and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale. Must demonstrate financial need.