The EMPOWER Scholarship is open to culturally diverse students who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a post-high school program. Eligible applicants must: be a resident of Minnesota or Western Wisconsin or be attending school in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin; have volunteer and/or community service; demonstrate financial need; have a 2.0 GPA; and plan on pursuing a career in healthcare. In addition to completing the application, applicants must also submit at least two reference letters (one from a coordinator of volunteers verifying your volunteer or community service and one personal reference) and a copy of their transcript or acceptance letter.
The EMPOWER (Encourage Minority Participation in Occupations with Emphasis on Rehabilitation) Scholarship, administered by the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute encourages and supports ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field. Applicants must identify how they will use their education and training and demonstrate their interest in rehabilitation. Selection is based on the applicant’s stated intentions, past achievements, need, and graduation ranking.