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Scholarship Program

2022 Scholarships

For questions, please contact Billings Clinic Foundation at foundation@billingsclinic.org

Billings Clinic Foundation Scholarships

Through the generous support of donors, Billings Clinic Foundation is pleased to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who exhibit a strong desire and potential to excel in health care professions and trade fields.

Each scholarship application has a unique purpose, application, and deadline date. Please carefully read the details of each opportunity below.

All applicant’s eligibility requirements

Anyone who applies for a scholarship must be a full-time resident of Montana or Wyoming and live in the Billings Clinic’s service area.

Billings Clinic Service areas include:

  • Montana: Baker, Big Timber, Billings, Bozeman, Circle, Colstrip, Columbus, Culbertson, Deer Lodge, Ekalaka, Forsyth, Glasgow, Glendive, Great Falls, Hardin, Harlowton, Helena, Lewistown, Livingston, Malta, Miles City, Missoula, Plentywood, Polson, Popular, Red Lodge, Ronan, Roundup, Scobey, Sidney, Stevensville, Terry, Townsend.
  • Wyoming: Cody, Lovell, Powell, Sheridan, Thermopolis, Worland.

Students attending school out of state, must be a Montana or Wyoming resident and/or planning to return to Montana or Wyoming to practice medicine.

Notes and Disclaimer:

  • Billings Clinic Foundation Scholarships were designed to give individuals seeking higher education, financial support. While we strive to support as many individuals as possible, our scholarship program is competitive, and completion of an application does not guarantee an award.
  • Criteria and award amounts are subject to change each fiscal year.
  • Diversity and inclusion is a part of Billings Clinic’s culture. Billings Clinic Foundation awards scholarships without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex, or national origin.

Health Care Scholarships

The Billings Clinic Foundation Health Care Scholarship is now open and accepting scholarship packets. A complete health care scholarship packet includes:

  • Health Care Scholarship application.
  • Transcript(s).
  • Two (2) professional reference questionnaires.

Once you have submitted a complete scholarship packet, your packet is under review by the Billings Clinic scholarship committee.

The scholarship committee consist of local community members, college professors and professionals employed at Billings Clinic. 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 health care.
  • Health care students currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college or university.
  • Health care students seeking their associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree.

Examples of qualified health care fields:

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

How to Apply:

Other Information:

  • Scholarships range anywhere from $500 - $2,000.

  • Scholarship awards are announced in July.

  • Everyone who turns in a complete health care scholarship application packet will be communicated with on their status.

  • Not everyone who applies will be awarded a scholarship.

  • Recipients may be asked to be published on our website here and social media.

Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022

Daniel Gilstrap Vocational/Trade Scholarships

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 health care setting. The Gilstrap family is happy to award passionate individuals pursuing a further education in vocational fields providing extra support to health care.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicant must be a full-time resident of Montana or Wyoming and live in Billings Clinic’s service area.
  • Applicant currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college, or university in Montana.
  • Applicant’s course of study must be vocational or trades. (See below for examples of qualified fields)
  • Trade or vocational students seeking their certificate, licensure, associates, bachelors, or masters.

Examples of qualified fields that work in health care:

  • 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:

  • Applicant must submit a complete scholarship packet to be considered. Any incomplete scholarship packets or missing materials from packet will not be considered.
  • A complete scholarship packet includes: Daniel Gilstrap Scholarship Application and copy of most recent high school transcript or G.E.D. and current college transcript. (Non-official transcripts are acceptable and may be an electronic version)

Requirements:

  • One (1) copy of this completed application with your original signature.
  • One (1) copy of most recent official high school transcript or G.E.D. and current college transcript, if applicable. (Non-official transcripts are acceptable and may be an electronic version)
  • Make sure to download and save the scholarship application and recommendation questionnaire form first before filling out.

Deadline: March 25, 2022

Please email complete package to the following email address.
foundation@billingsclinic.org
Or
Mail complete package to the following address:
Scholarship Committee
Billings Clinic Foundation
PO Box 31031
Billings, MT 59107

Geoffrey T. Corbin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Scholarships

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.

Who is eligible:

  • Eligible students must currently be accepted to or enrolled in an EMT training course certified by the State of Montana or a two-year accredited Paramedic training program in Montana.

Examples of qualified EMS fields:

  • Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

How to Apply:

  • Applicant must submit a complete scholarship packet to be considered. Any incomplete scholarship packets or missing materials from packet will not be considered.
  • A complete scholarship packet includes
    • Geoffrey T. Corbin EMS Scholarship Application
    • Copy of most recent transcript or G.E.D. and/or current college transcript. (Non-official transcripts are acceptable and may be an electronic/web version)

Requirements:

  • One (1) copy of this completed application with your original signature.
  • One (1) Copy of most recent transcript or G.E.D. and/or current college transcript. (Non-official transcripts are acceptable and may be an electronic/web version)
    • Make sure to download and save the scholarship application and recommendation questionnaire form first before filling out.

Deadline: September 9, 2022

Please email complete package to the following email address.
foundation@billingsclinic.org

Or

Mail complete package to the following address:
Scholarship Committee
Billings Clinic Foundation
PO Box 31031
Billings, MT 59107

Gary Haigh EMS Grant Opportunity

Gary Haigh EMS Grant Opportunity

The Gary Haigh EMS Scholarship was created in memory of Gary Haigh, an amazing individual who worked in several departments at Billings Clinic including the Emergency Department, DeaCare, and Regional Services. Gary was highly respected in his profession as an EMT, Paramedic, and EMS Trainer. He became an EMT in 1983 and emergency services quickly became his passion and way of life. He served the profession in many ways that touched communities across Montana. Unfortunately, Gary passed away in 1997 from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident while on his way to teach an EMT class.

Through many memorial contributions from EMS providers and friends, Gary's family created the Gary Haigh EMS Scholarship fund to carry forward Gary's commitment to rural health care.

The purpose of the 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

Please submit the application package in one email to the following email address:
foundation@billingsclinic.org

In the email please attach:

  • This application (saved with your information).
    • To save with your information: Download the PDF application to your computer. Fill out application. Save a copy to your computer. Attach saved application with your information to the email.
  • Any additional information or documents
Or

Mail complete application package to:
Billings Clinic Foundation
P.O. Box 31031 Billings, MT 59107
If you have questions, please e-mail: foundation@billingsclinic.org

Scholarship Timelines

Health Care Scholarship: January 1-March 11

Daniel Gilstrap Scholarship: January 1 – March 25

Gary Haigh EMS Grant Opportunity: Open all year

Geoffrey Corbin EMS Scholarship: Open

Cummins CNA Scholarships: Internal applicants only

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Scholarship Recipients

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Location

Billings Clinic Foundation
PO Box 31031
2917 10th Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59107-1031

Email us or call 406-657-4670 or 844-240-4438

Philanthropic Priorities

Billings Clinic Foundation philanthropic priorities - Miracle Fund

Kelker's Kids Fund

There is a special group of kids at Billings Clinic with cancer or other serious blood disorders known as Kelker’s Kids. The Kelker’s Kids Fund was established at Billings Clinic Foundation to financially assist families during these difficult times. The fund helps families pay for expenses such as travel necessary for cancer treatment, rent, utility bills, and other needs.

 


 

Learn more about these priorities.