Fairview Lakes Medical Center Scholarships

Helping our local area students succeed

Fairview Lakes Medical Center, with the Fairview Lakes Volunteer Organization, offers the following scholarships to community members.

All applicants must reside in the Fairview Lakes region: Pine City to Lino Lakes; Highway 65 to Wisconsin border. Fairview Lakes Medical Center employees and their children are also eligible regardless of residence. Additional criteria for each scholarship is noted below. 

Cindy Lynch Scholarship

For individuals pursuing or advancing a nursing career

Criteria for participation:

  • First priority to adults pursuing career as an RN or advancing his/her career in nursing
  • Attending/planning to attend accredited school
  • Possess good character, dependability and academic achievement
Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 2

Fairview Lakes Love Lights Scholarship

For local high school students pursuing a career in the medical field; funded by proceeds from the Volunteer Organization's annual Love Lights tree lighting program

Criteria for participation:
  • High school graduate
  • Attending/planning to attend accredited school
  • Possess good character, dependability and academic achievement
Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 3

Fairview Lakes Volunteer Organization  Scholarship

For a student pursuing a career in a medical field; funded by donations from Volunteer Organization members and proceeds from two annual fundraisers.

Criteria for participation:

  • Priority for (2) scholarships given to students already enrolled in medical training program.
Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 4

Fairview Lakes Medical Center Scholarship

For local high school graduates pursuing a career in the medical field

Criteria for participation:
  • High school graduate
  • Attending/planning to attend accredited school
  • Possess good character, dependability and academic achievement
Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 3

Fairview Lakes Medical Staff

Students enrolled in accredited medical school, with priority given to students with primary care of psychiatry focus.

Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 2

Harold and Joyce Albrecht Scholarship

For students pursuing coursework toward a medical degree or nurse practitioner/ physician assistant degree; given in memory of Harold Albrecht, first chief of staff of Chisago Lakes Hospital and his wife, Joyce, a founding member of the auxiliary and volunteer/ hospital hostess for 35 years

Criteria for participation:
  • Enrolled in an accredited medical school, or an accredited nurse practitioner or physician assistant degree program.
  • Completed one year of medical coursework
  • Committed to a defined program
  • Exhibited the discipline to see program through to completion
Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 1

Ken Shea Scholarship

For local high school graduates pursuing a career in the medical field; given by North Metro Anesthesia in memory of long-time co-worker Ken Shea--known for his compassion and professionalism serving Fairview Lakes patients as a nurse anesthetist

Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 1

Leah Hillesheim Scholarship

For applicants pursuing a health care career; given in honor of former District Memorial Hospital Administrator Leah Hillesheim

Criteria for participation:
  • High school graduate. One scholarship is designated for a Forest Lake High School student.
  • Attending/planning to attend accredited school
  • Possess good character, dependability and academic achievement
Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 2

Physical Therapy Consultants Scholarship

For a student pursuing a career in physical therapy; given by Physical Therapy Consultants as the scholarship sponsor of the auxiliary's 2014 Savor the Flavors event

Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 1

Donald and Virginia Ferguson Scholarship

For a student pursuing a career in nursing or other medical field

Criteria for participation:
  • Chisago Lakes High School senior
  • Accepted into an accredited two-year or four-year school of nursing; will award to another candidate planning to attend career in medical field if no qualified nursing applicant submits application
  • Possess good character, dependability and academic achievement
Amount: $1,000
Number available annually: 1

Application materials

2017 Scholarship application (PDF)
2017 Scholarship guidelines (PDF)

Each applicant is considered for each available scholarship.

Deadline

Application deadline is March 31. Scholarships will be awarded in mid-June.

Contact

Jane Denovchek
651-982-7774