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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 $1,000 Justin J. Slama Memorial Scholarship is for individuals 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) If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Kaup at kelly.kaup@pchne.org







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 May 15th.

  5. The scholarship application may be completed online. Please contact Kelly Kaup with any questions at kelly.kaup@pchne.org

  6. A copy of your college transcript should be sent to

                             Justin J. Slama Memorial Scholarship

                             Pender Community Hospital

                             Attn: Kelly Kaup

                             100 Hospital Drive

                             PO Box 100

                             Pender, NE 68047



  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 June 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. If you need a form mailed, please contact Kelly Kaup by email at kelly.kaup@pchne.org.