KHERF 2021 Health Care Scholarships
Submission Deadline02/28/2021


For the 19th year, Kansans wishing to improve their education and skills may apply for the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation (KHERF) scholarships “Encouraging Excellence and Innovation.” Two organizations partner with KHERF to assist Kansans in pursuing education: the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives (KAHCE) and the Kansas Healthcare Human Resources’ Association (KHHRA).


Applicants may request to be reviewed in one of the following categories:

  • Advanced Clinical Practice: graduate level students in any clinical practice health care discipline
  • Health Care Administration: students in health care administration (KAHCE)
  • Human Resources: students in healthcare human resource related field (KHHRA)
  • Undergraduate Health Care: undergraduate students in non-nursing health care fields
  • Undergraduate Nursing: undergraduate students who have been accepted into a licensed or degreed nursing program


  • The KHERF Scholarship Review Committee will review the applications and select the recipients.
  • Each individual may apply annually.
  • The scholarship will be paid directly to the educational institution.
  • KHERF awards scholarships without regard to race, religion, creed, age, sex or national origin. KHERF is an equal opportunity grantor.
  • All applicants will be notified by June 30. KHERF does not provide explanations regarding denials.
  • Limit of one award per person.
  • Honorable mention honorees will also be selected and recognized.


  • Kansas resident committed to pursuing their health care career in Kansas.
  • Part-time or full-time student in a health care course of study leading to a certificate, degree or credential not currently held. Proof of acceptance into the chosen career program will be required in order to receive the award.
  • Attending a Kansas educational institution, including technical, two-or four-year institution. An exception may be given for an accredited online or out-of-state program if the reason for choosing such an institution is explained in the answer to the goals question.
  • Attending a health care program that is accredited by their respective governing body.
  • Pre-med and medical students are not eligible.
  • Priority will be given to individuals currently working in any Kansas community hospital, especially a hospital that is licensed for 25 or fewer acute beds.
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