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Scholarships

The RiverView Foundation is pleased to support area students in their desire to further their education in healthcare and create opportunities for career advancement.

Bishop Afonya Healthcare Scholarship

Bishop AfonyaIn honor and memory of his father, Bishop Afonya, Dr. Idatonye Afonya has established the Bishop Afonya Healthcare Scholarship through the RiverView Foundation. Dr. Idatonye Afonya is a board-certified general surgeon and has been a valued member of the medical staff at RiverView since 1994.

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.
  • In order to qualify for a continuation of this scholarship, a recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Documentation of GPA standard is required and must be provided by the applicant.
  • A stipend of $1,000 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 aid office of that institution. It is to be applied toward the cost of tuition or related educational expenses.
  • Recipient may reapply annually.

Application procedure

  • An application form is available through RiverView Foundation Office and through your Career Counseling offices. Application forms and guidelines may be requested by calling the Foundation Office at 218.281.9249 or 218.281.9211, emailing Foundation Director Kent Bruun at kbruun@riverviewhealth.org or Kari Moe at kmoe@riverviewhealth.org, or stopping by the Foundation Office.
  • 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 28, 2019. You will be contacted if more information is needed.

Awarding of the scholarship

  • RiverView Foundation Board of Directors will review and evaluate the scholarship applications.
  • Applications will be judged on 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. (Issue date to be arranged between Foundation Office and recipient.)

Download the Bishop Afonya Healthcare Scholarship application.

Lenertz Family Healthcare Scholarship

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 aid office of that institution. It is to be applied toward the cost of tuition or related educational expenses.
  • Recipient may reapply annually.

Application proceedure

  • An application form is available through the RiverView Foundation Office, through the Career Counseling office of your school or via download below. You may call 218.281.9249 or 218.281.9211 to ask for an application, or email Kent Bruun at kbruun@riverviewhealth.org or Kari Moe at kmoe@riverviewhealth.org, 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 28, 2019. 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.)

Download the Lenertz Family Healthcare scholarship application.

June E. Shaver Healthcare Scholarship

June E. ShaverRiverView Foundation is honored to provide this regional healthcare scholarship program established in memory, honor and respect of June E. Shaver's life values and commitment to serving others. In her professional career, June was a woman of high integrity, impeccable work ethic and dedication. She was a strong and passionate leader, actively engaged in community service. She was a well-rounded woman of many interests. She valued self-motivation, high achievement and the betterment of self.

Funding guidelines

  • Scholarship is restricted to the following regional rural communities of Minnesota: Crookston, Climax, Fertile, Mentor, Erskine, Red Lake Falls, Warren, Argyle, Stephen, Fisher, East Grand Forks.
  • This scholarship will be available annually as long as sufficient funding is available.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate who has completed a minimum of one semester in an accredited post-secondary higher education institution, is enrolled for at least a second semester AND is pursuing a degree in a healthcare field.
  • A stipend of up to $1,000 will be awarded to each year's scholarship recipient. The check will be mailed directly to the institution of recipient's choice. Recipient will receive the stipend through the financial aid office of that institution. It is to be applied toward the cost of tuition or related educational expenses.
  • Recipient may reapply annually.
  • Financial need may be considered in awarding the scholarship, but is not an eligibility requirement.

Application procedure

  • An application form is available through Riverview Foundation Office and online below. You may call 218.281.9249 or 218.281.9211, email kbruun@riverviewhealth.org or kmoe@riverviewhealth.org, 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 completed application form, a copy of your current transcript, your resume and two (one-page) letters of recommendation by noon on March 28, 2019. You will be contacted if more information is needed.

Awarding of the scholarship

  • A Scholarship Review Committee of five to eight members will review and evaluate scholarship applications.
  • Successful candidates will be judged on personal attributes, aspirations and quality of character, as well as demonstrated commitment to his/her healthcare field of study. Applicants are encouraged to submit a well-managed and detailed application.
  • Scholarship award check will be issued prior to starting date of applicant's next school term. (Issue date to be arranged between Foundation Office and recipient.)

Download the June E. Shaver Healthcare scholarship application.

Richard Maves Healthcare Scholarship

Richard MavesThis scholarship is in memory of Richard "Dick'' Maves, a kind-hearted individual known for his generosity, impeccable work ethic, exceptional customer service as a local pharmacist for 30-plus years, and the legacy he left of being a community builder and successful business owner.

Funding guidelines

  • Scholarship is restricted to applicants who are RiverView employees or residents of RiverView Healthcare Association's service area that includes Crookston and other Minnesota communities within a 30-mile radius of the RiverView Health Hospital, which Richard served as a dedicated board of director.
  • This scholarship will be available annually as long as sufficient funding is available.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate who is enrolled AND is pursuing a degree in a healthcare field.
  • A stipend of up to $1,000 will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. The check will be mailed directly to the institution of recipient's choice. Recipient will receive the stipend through the financial aid office of that institution. It is to be applied toward the cost of tuition or related educational expenses.
  • Recipient may reapply annually.
  • Financial need may be considered in awarding the scholarship, but is not an eligibility requirement.

Application procedure

  • An application form is available through Riverview Foundation Office and online below. You may call 218.281.9249 or 218.281.9211, email kbruun@riverviewhealth.org or kmoe@riverviewhealth.org, 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 completed application form, a copy of your current transcript, your resume and two (one-page) letters of recommendation by noon on Thursday, March 28, 2019. You will be contacted if more information is needed.

Awarding of the scholarship

  • A Scholarship Review Committee will review and evaluate scholarship applications.
  • Successful candidates will be judged on personal attributes, aspirations and quality of character, as well as demonstrated commitment to his/her healthcare field of study. Applicants are encouraged to submit a well-managed and detailed application.
  • Scholarship award check will be issued prior to starting date of applicant's next school term. (Issue date to be arranged between Foundation Office and recipient.)

Download the Richard Maves Healthcare scholarship application.