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Scholarships

The St. Claire HealthCare Foundation is honored to be able to help students in our region continue their education. We are grateful to all the donors who generously contribute and make these awards possible.

General Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed.

American Business Systems Scholarship

The American Business Systems Scholarship is awarded to students from the St. Claire primary service region who are studying in the business or information technology field.

Award: $1,500

Requirements:

  • From a county within the SCH service region
    • Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan, or Wolfe
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Incoming freshman in the fall semester
  • Full-time status at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a business field

Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship

The Richard J. Bausch Family Scholarship is funded by an endowment established in memory of the father of Gregory Bausch, PharmD, former Institutional Director of Medical Education at St. Claire HealthCare.

Award: $1,500

Requirements:

  • From a county within the SCH service region
    • Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan, or Wolfe
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Incoming freshman or upperclassman in the fall semester
  • Pursuing a healthcare field

Dr. Richard W. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Richard W. Carpenter scholarship honors the memory of a long-time St. Claire physician and was established for students in the healthcare field to advance their educational goals and ultimately contribute to our medical community. Dr. Carpenter had a passion for teaching and advancing the quality of the healthcare system in the region.

Award: $1,000

Requirements:

  • From a county within the SCH service region
    • Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan, or Wolfe
  • Incoming freshman in the fall semester
  • Full-time status at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a medically related program of study

Bertha Ross Hough Endowment Fund

As a result of the impression healthcare workers made on the Bertha Ross Hough Family, an endowment was established to honor her by assisting individuals aspiring to further their education and careers. The endowment shall serve as a reminder to those who provide minute-to-minute care for patients that no matter the circumstance, what they do matters. Their compassion and care can brighten someone’s day when it is most needed.

Award: $1,000

Requirements:

  • Be a graduate of
    • Bath, Carter, Elliott, Menifee, Morgan, or Rowan Counties in Kentucky OR
    • A GED program and have been residents of one of the above-listed counties for at least four (4) years OR
    • An employee of St. Claire HealthCare and a resident of one of the above counties for at least four (4) years.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Accepted into an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing an associate or bachelor health care program

Alpha M. Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship

The Alpha M. Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship, created in memory of the long-time Chairman and CEO of The Citizens Bank, is awarded to a student from Bath, Rowan, or Morgan Counties majoring in the healthcare field. They must show a strong desire to enter into the medical profession. This scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors and is payable during the recipient’s 4-year college career. The award also comes with an offer of employment from St. Claire HealthCare upon completion of their degree.

Award: $10,000

Requirements:

  • From Bath, Rowan, or Morgan County
  • Graduated with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Incoming freshman in the fall semester
  • Full-time status at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a medically-related program of study

Menifee County Health Services Scholarship

The Menifee County Health Services Scholarship provides awards to students from Menifee County who are studying in a health-related field.

Award: $1,000

Requirements:

  • From Menifee County
  • Incoming freshman in the fall semester
  • Pursuing a health-related degree
  • Attending an accredited college or university

St. Claire Auxiliary Scholarship

The St. Claire Auxiliary established a scholarship endowment to assist students with an interest in medicine and a heart for community service. Preference will be given to students actively volunteering in SCH volunteer programs with at least 100 hours of service.

Award: $1,000

Requirements:

  • From a county within the SCH service region
    • Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan, or Wolfe
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Incoming freshman in the fall semester
  • Full-time status at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a medically related program of study

Stock Yards Bank Healthcare Scholarship

The Stock Yards Bank HealthCare Scholarship is awarded to Rowan or Elliott Counties students majoring in the healthcare field. They must show a strong desire to enter into the medical profession. These $10,000 scholarships will be awarded during the recipient’s 4-year college career and also come with an offer of employment from SCH upon completion of their degree.

Award: $10,000

Requirements:

  • From Rowan or Elliott County
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Incoming freshman in the fall semester
  • Pursuing a medically-related program of study

The Citizens Bank Healthcare Scholarship

The Citizens Bank Healthcare Scholarship is awarded to a student from Bath, Rowan, or Morgan Counties who is majoring in the healthcare field. They must show a strong desire to enter into the medical profession. This scholarship will be awarded during the recipient’s 4-year college career and also come with an offer of employment from SCH upon completion of their degree.

Award: $10,000

Requirements:

  • From Bath, Rowan, or Morgan County
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Incoming freshman in the fall semester
  • Full-time status at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a medically-related program of study

Sister Mary Jeannette Wess, SND, Scholarship

The Sister Mary Jeannette Wess, SND, Scholarship is named in honor of SCH's President/CEO from 1983-1995. Before her death in January 1996, she requested that donations be made to establish a scholarship fund to assist students from SCH's service region who exhibit leadership and service qualities.

Award: $1,000

Requirements:

  • From a county within the SCH service region
    • Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Magoffin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Rowan, or Wolfe
  • A rising college junior or senior
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at an accredited college or university

Whitaker Bank Scholarship

The Whitaker Bank Scholarship is awarded to students from specific Kentucky counties who are pursuing a degree in a healthcare program. This scholarship will be awarded during the recipient’s 4-year college career and also come with an offer of employment from SCH upon completion of their degree.

Award: $10,000

Requirements:

  • From one of the following Kentucky counties
    • Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Harlan, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, McCreary, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Whitley, and Wolfe
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Incoming freshman
  • Full-time status at an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a healthcare program of study