Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program

The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program is funded annually by Saint Francis Foundation and Saint Francis Auxiliary for the fall school semester. Students pursuing a career in healthcare or professionals seeking to advance their healthcare career can choose from 22 scholarships opportunities, worth up to $2,000 each. Applicants may receive one scholarship per year for a maximum of two years.

The Steven C. Bjelich Executive Scholarship is available to graduate students pursuing a Master’s degree in healthcare administration and awards $5,000 to one recipient every two years.

The application deadline for the 2022 scholarship program has passed.

Healthcare Scholarship Recipients

2022 Recipients

  • Melanie Hayden – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Alyssa Nolen – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Kailey Bell – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Stacy Meyer – Steven C Bjelich Scholarship
  • Logan Lemons – Susan E Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Shannon Beussink – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Allison Vaughn – Hutteger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Tatum McCollough – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Katelyn Fehr – Evalyn and S David Nunley Scholarship
  • Abigail Heisserer – Ken Hayden Memorial Scholarship
  • Kyla Beel – Christen-Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Britni Helton – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Austin Bucher – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Rebecca Reed – Earl Jr and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Brendan Gross – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Cortney Watson – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Sean Merk – Raymond A and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Karolina Pogorzelski – Raymond A and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Chloe Pipkin – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Madelynne Ohmes – Edythe M Davis Scholarship
  • Claire Bruenderman – Saint Francis 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • McKenzie Goodson – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Sydney Stark – Joseph and Hariette Hunter McCrate Scholarship

2021 Recipients

  • Nolan Knupp, IL – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Karolina Pogorzelski, MO – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Madison Strickland, MO – Hutteger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Sydney Kern, MO – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Madelyn Johnson, MO – Clara D Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Hanna Courtois, MO – Raymond A and Lillian K Ritter Scholarship – 2 given
  • Madeleine Baker, MO – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Chloe Pipkin, MO – Raymond A and Lillian K Ritter Scholarship – 2 given
  • Keandra Speakman, MO – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaylee Scherer, MO – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Elise Bruenderman, MO – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Andrew Behrmann, MO – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Stacy Meyer, MO – Evelyn and S David Nunley Scholarship
  • Kaya Thatch, MO – Earl Jr and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Sydney Griffin, MO – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Jack Warren, MO – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Katelyn Fehr, MO – Edythe M Davis Scholarship
  • Wil Walker, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Kailey Bell, MO – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Josh Greaser, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • James (Jamie) Barnes, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Scholarship
  • Tatum McCollough, MO – Mark F Scully Nursing Scholarship

2020 Recipients

  • Brooke Adams, MO – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaleb Arends, MO – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • James Barnes, MO – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Laura Bauman, MO – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Elise Bruenderman, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Malary Burger, MO – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Lauren Carron, MO – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Miranda Craft, MO – Edyth M. Davis Scholarship
  • Brittney Dirnberger, MO – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Madison Dush, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Josh Greaser, MO – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Madelyn Johnson, MO – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Grace Pehle, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Kaylee Scherer, MO – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Emma Sherrow, MO – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Hanna Stam, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Megan Steward, IL – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Taylor Tripp, MO – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Wil Walker, MO – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Ashley Wheeler, MO – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Justin White, IL – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Brooke Whitledge, MO – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship

2019 Recipients

  • Kaleb Arends, MO – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Bethany Beals, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Miranda Craft, MO – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Lana Davis, MO – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Brittney Dirnberger, MO – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Riley Duncan, MO – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Alyson Fluchel, MO – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Perry Hazelwood IV, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Emily Heberlie, MO – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Noah Hester, MO – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Brian Lesch, MO – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Matthew Lynn, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Maci McCuan, MO – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Graycen Pehle, MO – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
  • Haley Sample, MO – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Mikayla Stanfield, IL – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Katrina Stevenson, MO – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Megan Stewart, IL – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Ashley Viox, MO – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Zachary Vogel, MO – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Warren, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Brooke Whitledge, MO – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship

2018 Recipients

  • Jaden Barnes, MO – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Kendall Barnes, MO – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Adeline Beussink, MO – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Rachel Birkman, MO – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Paige Brown, MO – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Breiona Catching, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Melinna Craft, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Emma Derickson, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Kaleigh Eastep, MO – Saint Francis Foundation Scholarship
  • Alyson Fluchel, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Allison Hotop, MO – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Lauren Kranawetter, MO – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Caleb Likens, Cape Girardeau – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
  • Alan Miller, MO – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Kirsti Pohlman, MO – Ken Hayden Memorial Scholarship
  • Macy Shively, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Eileen Sievers, MO – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Kayla Uhrhan, MO – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Zachary Vogel, MO – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Tatum Wallace, MO – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Emily Weber, MO – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Jacob Wren, MO – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Angela Wright, MO – Mark F. Scully Scholarship
  • Kandra Voshage, MO – Steven C. Bjelich Executive Scholarship

2017 Recipients

  • Jaden Barnes – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Paige Brown – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Leah Browne – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Savanah Buch – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Sierra Buch – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Danielle Childers – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Melinna Craft – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Rachel Diamond – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Grace – Saint Francis Foundation Scholarship
  • Jenna Hawkins – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Edgar Horn – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Stacy Latham – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Caleb Likens – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Cody Likens – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Sara Long – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Shea Salyer – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Erica Scholl – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Shea Scholl – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Tripti Shakya – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Macy Shively – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Dana Thiele – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Erica Welter – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Dakota Werner – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship

2016 Recipients

2016 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship recipients
Back row (L to R): Abigail Breite, Ethan Seyer, Cody Likens, Joshua Friess, Dana Thiele Middle row (L to R): Angela Dickinson, Rachel Hearnes, Shea Scholl, Alexis Engelhart, Emma Steffens, Brianna Lueders Front row (L to R): Katy Weston, Morgan Hileman, Jenna Hawkins, Olivia Renner, Morgan Schumer, Ryan O’Rear, Sara Pilsner Not pictured: Danielle Childers, Abigail Kenney, Anna Miller, Stephanie Nanney, Adam Young
  • Abigail Breite, Cape Girardeau, MO – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Danielle Childers, Cape Girardeau, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Angela Dickinson, Zalma, MO – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
  • Alexis Engelhart, Jackson, MO – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Joshua Friess, Jackson, MO – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Jenna Hawkins, Portageville, MO – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Rachel Hearnes, Charleston, MO – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Morgan Hileman, Cape Girardeau, MO – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Abigail Kenney, Cape Girardeau, MO – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship
  • Cody Likens, Cape Girardeau, MO – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Brianna Lueders, Cape Girardeau, MO – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Anna Miller, Jackson, MO – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Stephanie Nanney, Whitewater, MO – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Ryan O’Rear, Jackson, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Sara Pilsner, Cape Girardeau, MO – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Olivia Renner, Jackson, MO – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Shea Scholl, Jackson, MO – Saint Francis Foundation Scholarship
  • Morgan Schumer, Cape Girardeau, MO – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Ethan Seyer, Oak Ridge, MO – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Emma Steffens, Jackson, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Dana Thiele, Leopold, MO – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Katy Weston, Glen Allen, MO – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Adam Young, New Madrid, MO – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship

2015 Recipients

2015 Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship recipients
  • Taylor Powers – Bernadean Campbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Leimer – Bess Estes Healthcare Scholarship
  • Kody Hindman – Carrie Suedekum Memorial Scholarship
  • Tripti Shakya – Christen Joyel Aufdenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Rachel Hearnes – Clara D. Newnam Memorial Scholarship
  • Amanda Lappe – Earl Jr. and Lori Wills Memorial Scholarship
  • Melissa Wyatt – Edythe M. Davis Scholarship
  • Jordan Myer – Evalyn and S. David Nunley Scholarship
  • Caleb Newcomer – Huttegger-Scherer Memorial Scholarship
  • Austin Cook – Joseph and Harriette Hunter McCrate Scholarship
  • Hannah Hunter – Ken Hayden Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Alexis Engelhart – Lee George and Katherine Jane Cochran Memorial Scholarship
  • Megan Hecht – Lucy Ellen Towse Memorial Scholarship
  • Kristy Lohman – Mamie Hall Memorial Scholarship
  • Ethan Seyer – Mark F. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • Sarah McCrate – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Cody Van de Ven – Raymond A. and Lillian K. Ritter Scholarship
  • Emma Steffens – Saint Francis Auxiliary 125th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Kaitlin McGrath – Saint Francis Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship
  • Olivia Renner – Saint Francis Auxiliary Physician Honor Scholarship
  • Emily Greenley – Saint Francis Foundation Scholarship
  • Emily Welker – Sisters of Saint Francis Nursing Scholarship
  • Madison Huckstep – Susan Kluesner-Hinkebein Memorial Scholarship