Recognizing the importance of providing scholarship resources to the next generation of healthcare professionals, Alegent Creighton Health has awarded scholarships to 12 area high school seniors.
Applications were received from 151 Nebraska and Iowa seniors representing 71 public and private high schools. Eligibility criteria included a 3.0 GPA and intent to pursue a post-secondary degree at an accredited institution in a healthcare field. Each scholarship was awarded in the amount of $1,500.
About Catholic Health Initiatives in Nebraska
Alegent Creighton Health and the Catholic Health Initiatives organizations in Nebraska are integrating to create single, regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization will consist of 16 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Nearly 15,900 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2013, the organization provided a combined $130.7 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas.