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JUSTIN J. SLAMA

MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


A scholarship has been established in memory of Justin J. Slama. Justin was a young man that impacted many lives, young and old, always looking to help others. The scholarship is for an individual pursuing a degree in medicine, focusing on rural healthcare.

The annual $1000 scholarship will be awarded through the Pender Community Hospital Foundation. The recipient must be a resident of Thurston, Dakota, Dixon, Cuming or Wayne County and currently enrolled in a pre-health science course of study. This includes courses to prepare for admission into health professional programs such as medical, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry and training as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Criteria that will be considered include academic performance, interest in pursuing a rural healthcare career, enrollment in a school of medicine program, college and community activities and financial need. The application form is available online (link located below) or by calling Kelly Kaup at 402-385-4005.
All applications should be sent to:

Justin J. Slama Memorial Scholarship
Pender Community Hospital
Attn: Kelly Kaup
100 Hospital Drive
PO Box 100
Pender, NE 68047



To complete an online application please read the following information.
Then click on the online application link, located below.


  1. The applicant must be a resident of Thurston, Dakota, Dixon, Cuming or Wayne County.
  2. The applicant must be currently enrolled in a pre-health science course of study. This includes courses to prepare for admission into health professional programs such as medical, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry and training as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
  3. Eligibility for scholarship assistance is extended to both traditional and non-traditional students.
  4. The deadline for completing and submitting the application and associated paperwork is April 30th.
  5. The scholarship application may be completed online or mailed to:
                             Justin J. Slama Memorial Scholarship
                             Pender Community Hospital
                             Attn: Kelly Kaup
                             100 Hospital Drive
                             PO Box 100
                             Pender, NE 68047
  6. A copy of your college transcript should be sent to the address listed in #5.
  7. A committee that is made up of representatives from Pender Community Hospital, Pender Mercy Medical Clinic, Mercy Medical Center, and Pender Community Hospital Foundation makes the selection. Selection will be made and announced in May of each year.
  8. The Justin J. Slama Scholarship will be $1000.
  9. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, race, creed, religion, national origin, gender, or physical disability.

    CRITERIA

    Criteria that will be considered include academic performance, interest in pursuing a rural healthcare career, enrollment in a school of medicine program, college and community activities and financial need.

    Academic Performance: 25 %
    Healthcare Experience: 25 %
    Financial Need: 20 %
    Career Objective In Health As It Benefits Rural Areas: 20 %
    Community Activities: 10 %
    TOTAL: 100%

    PROVIDE A COPY OF THE LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE INTO THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROGRAM.

    Click here to complete an online application or you can pick up a form at the registration desk in the hospital lobby. If you need a form mailed, please contact Kelly Kaup at 402-385-4005 or by email at kaupk@mercyhealth.com.