2020 Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship

Each year, Ridgeview offers $2,000 scholarships to area college-bound high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the health care field. Beginning in 2018, the Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship Program expanded to a system-wide program that now supports all three of our hospitals: Ridgeview Medical Center, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center. The three hospitals work together to award scholarships to one student from each of the 20 local area high schools in the Ridgeview service area. Additionally, there is one scholarship awarded to a nontraditional high school student, as well as a scholarship for a son or daughter of a Ridgeview employee. The deadline to apply is March 13, 2020.

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Scholarship Criteria

Recipients are selected by members of the Scholarship Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Must be pursuing one of the predefined health care career choices (see below)
  • Must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be involved with school or community volunteer activities
  • Must plan on enrolling in a postsecondary school, public or private, in the fall of 2020
  • Complete application here

Eligible Careers

  • athletic trainer
  • certified registered nurse anesthetist
  • dermatologist
  • dietitian/nutritionist
  • EMT
  • health information technician
  • health unit coordinator
  • licensed practical nurse
  • medical assistant
  • medical lab technician
  • medical records technologist
  • medical transcriptionist
  • occupational therapist
  • paramedic
  • pharmacist
  • pharmacy technician
  • physical therapist
  • physician
  • physician assistant
  • radiological technologist (including CT or MRI technologist, sonographer/ultrasound technologist, nuclear medicine technologist, mammographer)
  • registered nurse
  • respiratory care practitioner
  • social worker
  • speech therapist
  • surgical technician or ultrasound technician

Eligible Schools

  • Belle Plaine
  • Central (Norwood Young America)
  • Chanhassen
  • Chaska
  • Delano
  • GFW (Gibbon, Fairfax, Winthrop)
  • Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL)
  • Holy Family Catholic (Victoria)
  • Holy Trinity (Winsted)
  • Howard Lake–Waverly–Winsted
  • Lester Prairie
  • Le Sueur–Henderson (LSH)
  • Mayer Lutheran
  • Minnetonka
  • Mound Westonka
  • Nontraditional high school (student must live in Ridgeview service area)
  • Orono
  • Sibley East
  • Southwest Christian (Chaska)
  • Waconia
  • Watertown–Mayer

2020 Ridgeview Health Care Scholarship Poster


All interested and eligible students are encouraged to apply, provided they meet the specified criteria. Applications will be available online between Jan. 15 and March 13, 2020. Please contact Aspen Schmidt, development coordinator, at 952-442-6010 or email aspen.schmidt@ridgeviewmedical.org if you have questions.

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