Covenant and Sartori Friends Organizations Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

posted 2/20/2017 in News

Friends of Covenant Medical Center and Friends of Sartori Memorial Hospital will jointly award scholarships to area students in 2017. In conjunction with funds donated by McElroy Trust, the scholarship committee is able to award seven $2,000 scholarships this year.

Qualified applicants must be graduating high-school students planning to pursue a career in a health-related program or post-secondary students currently enrolled in a health-related program. Qualifying health-related careers include medical or dental curriculum (including pre-med and pre-dental), nursing, dental hygiene, medical/clinical laboratory technology, dental technology, radiology technology, medical transcription, health information technology, medical office services, surgical technology, ultrasound technology, pharmacy, respiratory therapy and physical therapy.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academics, financial need and citizenship. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) and be from the local area (Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Fayette, Grundy or Tama counties). Scholarships will be awarded in May for the 2017-2018 academic year.

A successful application must include: a completed application form in detail; two letters of recommendation from individuals not related to you; a 300 word essay about yourself, including honors, sports, work, community services, why you are choosing a health-related career and specific financial need; a five-year plan to achieve your goal; and official copies of all high school and college transcripts. Please include a current 2.5 x 3.5 photograph.

Application materials are available online at and in area school counselor offices. Materials can also be picked up from the Covenant Foundation Office, 3421 West Ninth Street, Waterloo, IA 50702, (319) 272-7676; and the Sartori Health Care Foundation Office, 515 College Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613, (319) 268-3161.

Submissions must be completed and returned to the Covenant Foundation Office by March 10, 2017.