About the Scholarship

EMPOWER Scholarships is accredited by Courage Kenny Foundation. This foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that operates independently of the institutions it supports. It was begun to help keep education inside reach by giving money related help as grants to qualifying understudies. 

The grant is made conceivable by a liberal gift from the David M. Hersey Endowment Fund of the Courage Kenny Foundation energizes and supports ethnically differing understudies who are seeking after a profession in a medicinal or restoration field


What are the basic requirements needed to apply for this scholarship?

  • The students applying for this scholarship must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • Applicants must also demonstrate significant volunteer hours and be pursuing a career in healthcare.

  • Applicants are required to submit their current official transcript.

  • Financial statements must be provided by the candidates applying for this grant.

  • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted One from a coordinator of volunteers verifying your service and number of hours and one from a personal reference.


EMPOWER Scholarships award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $1500 each year and the awards are non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to 2 candidates each year depending on their academic progress.


Deadline information

The applications are to be presented before the end of April 15, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other data are accessible online on the Courage Kenny Foundation site. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a Minnesota or Western Wisconsin, resident.

  • The applicant must be a student in a school in Minnesota or Western Wisconsin.

  • The applicant should be enrolled in a post-high school program.

  • The applicant must give an insight into how education and training will be used.

  • The applicant should show an interest in rehabilitation. 

  • The applicant should display financial need.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0.

  • Pursuing a career in healthcare