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Scholarship Program

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Completed scholarship applications and supporting documentation must be
postmarked or delivered to Billings Clinic Foundation by March 15, 2017.

Billings Clinic and Billings Clinic Foundation are pleased to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who exhibit a strong desire and potential to excel in the health care field.

Types of Scholarships Awarded

Billings Clinic and Billings Clinic Foundation offer two types of scholarships for students pursuing a career in health care. Please read through the eligibility requirements listed below to see which scholarship is appropriate for your situation. 

Health Career Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements for Graduating High School Seniors

  • Student must be a resident of Montana or Wyoming and live in  Billings Clinic’s service area. Billings Clinic's Service Area Map  
  • Student must be accepted to an accredited technical school, college or university in Montana or Wyoming. 
  • Student must be pursuing a course of study that will lead to a career in health care.
  • Award amounts vary from $500 to $1,000 per scholarship.  

Eligibility Requirements for Students Currently Enrolled in an Accredited Technical School, College or University

  • Student must be a full-time resident of Montana or Wyoming and live in  Billings Clinic’s service area.  Students who attend school outside of Montana and Wyoming and reside outside of Billings Clinic's service area for the majority of the year do not meet this criteria.  Billings Clinic's Service Area Map
  • Student must be enrolled in an accredited technical school, college or university.
  • Student must be pursuing a course of study that will lead to a career in health care.
  • Award amounts vary from $500 to $1,000.

Work Commitment Scholarships 

Billings Clinic’s work commitment scholarships are only open to students who are within one to two years of their degree completion and currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college or university.

Work commitment scholarships are available only in the following health care fields: LPN, BSN RN, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy Technician, Rehabilitation (Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapy), Laboratory (Medical Technologist/Histology/Cytology), Ultrasound/Sonography, and Surgical Technician.  

Eligibility Requirements for Work Commitment Scholarships

  • Student must be within two years of degree completion.
  • Residents of all states are invited to apply, and geographic location of school is not a consideration.
  • Students receiving a work commitment scholarship may apply for an additional year of funding.   
  • In consideration for receiving a Work Commitment Scholarship, the recipient agrees to 12 months of employment at Billings Clinic upon graduation for each year of scholarship received.
  • Awards will be based on the student's academic success and dedication to career pursuits.  Top candidates may be interviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee.
  • Additional considerations for receiving a Work Commitment Scholarship may be found on the scholarship application.
  • Awards will be granted up to $3,000 per year

Application and Recommendation Forms

Application Packet Checklist - All items must be completed

Please note:  It is very important to follow the steps exactly as outlined below and have your application postmarked no later than March 15, 2016. Failure to honor the deadline or sending an incomplete application packet (insufficient copies of application or missing recommendations) will result in the disqualification of your application.

    1. Three (3) completed application forms with your original signature. Scholarship Application
    2. Most recent official high school transcript or G.E.D. and current college transcript, if applicable. High School transcripts should include ACT or SAT scores and class rank, if available.
    3. Three (3) individual references using the provided Recommendation Form.
      • Reference writers need to answer the questions outlined on the recommendation form.
      • Each reference writer must place their recommendation in a sealed envelope with their signature written across the seal.
      • At least one of the three references must be from an instructor.
      • Recommendations from relatives are not accepted.

 

Application Deadline

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2016. We are unable to consider late or incomplete applications. Please return application forms, transcript(s), and recommendations in one single complete package to:

Scholarship Committee
Billings Clinic Foundation
P O Box 31031
Billings, MT 59107 

All applicants will be notified of the final decision of the scholarship committee by mail no later than May 13, 2016.
 

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P.O. Box 31031
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