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St. Luke's Volunteer Memorial Scholarship

Pursuing a health care career? You may qualify.

St. Luke's Volunteer Service Guild awards scholarships to students pursuing a health care career. Candidates for the scholarship must:

  • Be a graduate of a Minnesota or Wisconsin high school and be a resident of a community where St. Luke's has a presence.
    Example: Duluth/Superior, Silver Bay (Bay Area Health Center), Mountain Iron (Laurentian Medical Clinic), Ashland (Chequamegon).
  • Be accepted and presently enrolled in one of the accredited health care programs listed below

  • Demonstrate an interest in a health care career

  • Complete one semester of post-secondary academic work in their accredited health care program prior to applying

  • Demonstrate scholastic ability with GPA of 3.0 in their chosen field of cumulative work

  • Demonstrate quality of character

The following schools and accredited healthcare programs qualify for this scholarship:

  • UMD
    • College of Medicine
    • College of Pharmacy
  • Lake Superior College
    • Associate Degree in Nursing
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Practical Nursing
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Radiological Technology
    • Respiratory Care Practitioner
    • Surgical Technology
  • College of St. Scholastica
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Registered Nurse
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physician's Assistant
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Superior Campus
    • Associate Degree in Nursing

This non-renewable scholarship must be used the year it was awarded.


Instructions & General Information

Please read all information concerning St. Luke's Volunteer Memorial Scholarship. Applications not fully completed will not be reviewed.

  • The application must be typed and completed in full (do not include a resume')
  • Attach an undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) unofficial transcript or cumulative record
  • Three (3) recommendations must be received before 4:00 p.m. on March 6, 2020 using the appropriate forms. Recommendations must include:
    • One post-secondary education instructor
    • One employer or volunteer director
    • One personal reference who can speak to your character (long-time family friend, clergy, etc. Reference must know you well, at least a 3 years relationship).

The St. Luke's Volunteer Memorial Scholarship application is available here.

Application Deadline

  • Applications will be accepted between January 7 and March 6, 2020
  • All application materials, including recommendation forms and transcripts, must be received before 4:00 p.m. on March 6, 2020

Return all applications to Volunteer Services Guild Scholarship Committee
St. Luke's Hospital
915 East 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Or email Mary.Matlack@slhduluth.com

Award Notification

The recipient of a scholarship award will be notified in April, 2020. St. Luke's Volunteer Service Guild Board intends to award one $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student, one $1,000 scholarship to a graduate level student, and one $500 scholarship to a student in a one to two year program. The award will be paid directly to the school/program in which the recipient is enrolled.