In recognition of the time and efforts Thomas C. Lenertz provided to the establishment and advancement of the RiverView Foundation, its Board of Directors established the Lenertz Family Healthcare Scholarship.  As one of RiverView Foundation's original founders in 1990, Mr. Lenertz was instrumental in all development stages of the RiverView Foundation. As Riverview Healthcare Association CEO, he continued to serve the Foundation as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors until his December, 2000 retirement.

Funding Guidelines

  • Scholarship is restricted to residents of RiverView Healthcare Association's service area that includes Crookston and other communities within a 30 mile radius of the RiverView Health Hospital.

  • This scholarship will be available annually as long as sufficient funding is available.

  • Applicant must be enrolled, or give intention to enroll, in a post secondary healthcare field of study at a certified post secondary or higher institution.

  • Priority will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in healthcare management.

  • A stipend of $750 will be awarded to each year's scholarship recipient. The check will be mailed directly to the institution of the recipient's choice. The recipient will receive the stipend through the financial aide office of that institution. It is to be applied toward the cost of tuition or related educational expenses.

  • Recipient may re-apply annually.

Application Proceedure

  • An application form is available through the RiverView Foundation Office, through the Career Counseling office of your school and online at You may call 218-281-9249 or 218-281-9211 to ask for an application, or email Kent Bruun at or Kari Moe at, or stop at the Foundation Office to obtain this form. To submit an application, please complete all information requested on the form.
  • Applicant must meet eligibility requirements.
  • Submit one application form, a copy of your current grades transcript and two short (one-page) letters of recommendation by noon on March 22. 2018. You will be contacted if more information is needed.

Awarding of the Scholarship

  • The RiverView Foundation Board of Directors will review and evaluate scholarship applications.

  • Applications will be judged on the demonstrated personal commitment of the applicant to his/her specified healthcare field of study, and on how the granting of the scholarship will contribute to healthcare.

  • The scholarship award check will be issued prior to starting date of applicant's next school term. (The issue date will be arranged between the Foundation Office and the recipient.)

 Lenertz Family Healthcare Scholarship Application

RiverView Foundation
323 South Minnesota Street
Crookston, MN 56716.