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The CentraCare Health Foundation – Melrose Scholarship program was established to encourage and promote qualified individuals to pursue or continue a healthcare career. Three scholarships will be given out each year. One scholarship will be given out to a Melrose Area student who will be or is enrolled in a health related field, and two scholarships will be awarded to current employees who wish to further their education. The scholarship will aid in funding education at any accredited training program at any college or university. Recipients are selected using a selection process from the eligibility criteria as stated below. Awards are made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, national origin or financial need. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Three (3) $750 scholarships will be awarded. One $750 check will be made out to each recipient’s chosen post-secondary institution’s financial aid office at the beginning of the second quarter/semester, after CentraCare Health Foundation - Melrose receives the required documentation. The scholarship is to be used for tuition, fees and/or books anytime during the recipient’s healthcare program. It is not transferable between colleges or universities. If a recipient decides to no longer pursue in a health-related career prior to their second quarter/semester, award monies will be forfeited to CentraCare Health Foundation - Melrose.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior or graduated from the CentraCare Health - Melrose service area.
  • Has a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Is pursuing a health-related career.
  • Has prior experience in a health related program such as Healthcare Career Class, hospital or nursing home job or volunteer work.
  • Estimated financial need. (estimated cost of schooling)


  • Is a current employee at CentraCare Health – Melrose.

Download Scholarship Application Now

Select one of links below to download the CentraCare Health Foundation – Melrose Scholarship. Then follow the instructions on the right to submit your materials.

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Application Procedure:

We will only be accepting online applications, please download the scholarship form in the callout on the right, fill out the form, attach your essay, save to your files and email the application along with your digital signature to You will receive an email back that it was received within 3 business days. Please contact Julie immediately if there is a problem. Thank you and good luck.

The following materials must be completed by March 22, 2019:

  • Completed Application Form.
  • Short Essay or personal statement describing your career goals, leadership abilities and why you selected this Healthcare career path, not to exceed 250 words.

CentraCare Health - Melrose

525 Main Street West
Melrose, MN 56352
Clinic Phone: 320-256-4228
Hospital Phone: 320-256-4231
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