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Scholarship Program

2020 Scholarships

For questions please contact Samantha Pratt at spratt@billingsclinic.org

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

The Foundation provides two types of scholarships the Health Career Scholarship (Spring application), and the EMS Scholarships (Fall application).

Eligibility Requirements:

Students 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 these criteria’s.

Spring Scholarships

The Billings Clinic Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is now closed and no longer accepting scholarship applications, transcripts, or professional reference questionnaires.

Thank you for you taking the time to submit an application, and invite you to apply again when our next cycle opens in February 2021.

Healthcare Scholarship Information for Applicants

The Billings Clinic Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is now closed and no longer accepting scholarship applications, transcripts, or professional reference questionnaires.

Thank you for you taking the time to submit an application, and invite you to apply again when our next cycle opens in February 2021.

A committee of local community citizens, college professors and professionals employed at Billings Clinic will review completed scholarship applications. Each scholarship candidate will receive notification by mid-May of the decision related to his/her application.

Who is eligible?

  • High School seniors or students who have demonstrated a passion for healthcare.
  • Healthcare students currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college or university.
  • Healthcare students seeking their associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree.

Examples of qualified healthcare fields:

  • Coding
  • Laboratory (Medical Technologist, Histology, Cytology)
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Pre-Med
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Rehabilitation (Occupational/Physical/Speech Therapy)
  • Rehabilitation (COTA/PTA/Speech Therapy Assistant)
  • Surgical Technologist

How to Apply:

The Billings Clinic Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is now closed and no longer accepting scholarship applications, transcripts, or professional reference questionnaires.

Thank you for you taking the time to submit an application, and invite you to apply again when our next cycle opens in February 2021.

Healthcare Scholarship Information for Applicant References

References completing applicant Recommendation Questionnaire:

    • The Billings Clinic Foundation Healthcare Scholarship is now closed and no longer accepting scholarship applications, transcripts, or professional reference questionnaires.

       Thank you for you taking the time to submit an application, and invite you to apply again when our next cycle opens in February 2021.

    Daniel Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship

    Dan Gilstrap was born and raised in Wyoming. In 1983, he moved to Billings, Montana, and started working in hospital maintenance; later, he worked as a mechanic for a road construction company. Dan bought Meadow Green Lawn Service in 1998. He put many hours of hard work into his business and was so proud of it; every customer was important to him. Dan was a self-educated man and a "jack of many trades." He truly loved spending time with family and friends in the outdoors and was liked and loved by all he met. His greatest passions were hunting, fishing, and camping. Dan passed away at age 55 in an accident while doing what he loved - ice fishing. In memory of Dan, Bob Gilstrap and family, along with++ Montana Pikemasters – Billings Chapter originally established the Daniel Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship to provide financial assistance to City College students. The first scholarship was awarded in academic year 2014-2015. The scholarship has been awarded annually since then. They are committed to continuing this in memory of Dan.

    We are proud that Dan’s wife Joni and sister Cindi are apart of the Billings Clinic family.

    Eligibility: Vocational Scholarship

    The Daniel Gilstrap Scholarship is a Vocational Scholarship. Vocational educations focus on trade fielded careers. From repairing medical equipment to construction experts. There is a high demand for vocational education in the healthcare setting. The Gilstrap family is happy to award passionate individuals pursuing a further education in vocational fields providing extra support to healthcare.

    Who is eligible?

    • This scholarship(s) is awarded annually to a person employed in the medical field or as a medical support staff in the Billings Clinic service areas. 
    • An individual seeking a trade or vocational career in healthcare.
    • Trade or Vocational students seeking their certificate, licensure, associates, bachelors, or masters.

    Examples of qualified fields that work in healthcare:

    • Biomedical technology or biomedical engineering
    • Carpentry
    • Clinical engineering
    • Commercial Driver
    • Construction management
    • CNC Machine Tool Programmer
    • Electrician
    • HVAC Technician
    • Infection Control Risk assessment (ICRA)
    • Information Technology (I.T.)
    • Plumber
    • Pipefitter or steamfitter

    How to Apply:

    More information on how to apply August 2020.

    Fall Scholarships

    Fall Scholarship applications open September 2020

    Geoffrey T. Corbin EMS Scholarship

    The Geoffrey T. Corbin scholarship honors the memory of Geoffrey T. Corbin who worked in the Emergency Department at Billings Clinic. The Geoffrey T. Corbin Scholarship recognizes the individuals interested in becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic. To be eligible, students must be accepted into or are planning to attend an EMT training course certified by the State of Montana. The application deadline is October 18, 2019.

    Gary Haigh Scholarship

    The Gary Haigh EMS Scholarship fund was created by Gary's family to carry forward Gary's commitment to rural health care. The purpose of the Gary Haigh EMS Scholarship is to help an organization maintain or upgrade to a higher EMS System provider level, and/or to help provide EMS continuing education for pre-hospital and/or emergency department personnel. The application deadline is October 18, 2019.

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