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As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, Weld Legacy Foundation awards approximately $90,000 annually in scholarships to individuals in the community and employees of North Colorado Medical Center.

Weld Legacy Foundation has granted scholarships to nearly 185 students seeking a career in healthcare. Some of these individuals have remained in Greeley and work as part of the staff at NCMC; other recipients have chosen different paths. Every Weld Legacy Foundation scholarship recipient has a unique story to tell, and all have worked very hard to achieve educational and career success.

Applications for 2023 scholarships will be accepted beginning December 12, 2022. Scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, March 31, 2023. Applications with missing or incomplete information will not be considered.

Scholarships to be awarded in 2023:

The Mildren S. Hansen Nursing Program Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who already has bachelor’s degree and is pursuing either a Bachelor of Science Degree who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted in the nursing program and is pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing Degree, Nurse Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degree at the University of Northern Colorado. This two-year scholarship covers the cost of in-state tuition, books, fees, and a stipend for living expenses.  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

*Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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The Nurse Education Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into an accredited nursing program operating in Colorado. This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $1,500 per semester for up to five semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree.

*Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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The Belle Marquand Loustalet Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established by her late son, Mike, and his wife, Marilynn, in memory of his mother. The scholarship is awarded annually to an individual who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into an accredited Colorado nursing program with plans to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Nursing Degree, Nurse Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degrees. *Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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The Gerald Rennels Nursing Tuition Assistance Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is pursuing either a Bachelor of Science Degree who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted in the nursing program, or Master of Science in Nursing Degree, Nurse Practitioner Degree, or other related advanced nursing degrees. This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $2,500 for one semester. Recipients of this scholarship must be North Colorado Medical Center employees, with special consideration made for applicants working within or planning to work within the oncology specialty. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to continue working for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. *Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes. 

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George A. Coleman and Beverly A. Peratino Nursing Scholarship was established by Beverly A. Peratino, RN, in 2014. Scholarship is awarded to an individual who has met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into the Aims Community College Dual Enrollment Nursing Program in conjunction with the University of Northern Colorado and seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. *Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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The Henneck Family Scholarship was established by Paul and Mary Henneck for ancillary department staff to provide a one-time scholarship for those seeking continuing education or certification within their field. Ancillary staff include laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy technicians, physical and occupational therapists, care coordinators and social workers, dietary/food nutrition services, environmental services, medical records/HIMS, billing, coding, security, business associates. Applicant must be an employee of NCMC for at least 90 days.

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The Lily E. Widney Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in her memory by the family of this long-time Greeley resident and former nurse. This scholarship is available to assist a North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) employee who has worked at NCMC for at least 90 days in obtaining an Associate Degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Applicant must have met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into an accredited nursing school program. This award serves to recognize an individual making an important contribution to NCMC while simultaneously pursuing a nursing degree.

*Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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NCMC Volunteers Scholarship is available to assist any resident of Weld County in obtaining certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant through the Nurse Aide Certification program offered at Aims Community College. This scholarship, established by the NCMC Volunteers, includes course tuition, certification testing fee, books, and medical equipment required for course work. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

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The USA Scholarship was established to offer a North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) employee (or their spouse or dependent) who is a current employee at NCMC and has been for a period of at least 30 days working in Environmental Services, Food and Nutritional Services, or Plant Services departments for continuing education or certification through courses at a community college, technical school, accredited university, or nationally recognized certification coursework.

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The Allied Health Professional and Emergency Medical Services Scholarship is available to individuals who have met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into an Allied Health Professional or Emergency Medical Services Degree program or are completing an Allied Health Professional or Emergency Medical Services Certificate through courses offered at Aims Community College. This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $1,000 per semester for up to two semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. *Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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The Surgical Tech Scholarship is available to individuals who have met the prerequisite requirements and been accepted into a Surgical Technology program through courses offered at Aims Community College to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology Degree.  This scholarship provides payment of tuition up to $1,000 per semester for up to two semesters. Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to work for North Colorado Medical Center upon completion of their degree. *Scholarship does not pay for prerequisite classes.

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David E. Bates, MD Memorial Award was established through memorial contributions from numerous donors in his memory. This award is given annually to one individual completing his or her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine (NCFM) who reflects a deep commitment to family medicine. Recipients are chosen through an internal process by NCFM representatives.

Dr. Sam Widney Memorial Award was established through gifts from the Widney Family. This award is given annually to one or more individuals completing his or her residency at North Colorado Family Medicine (NCFM). Recipients are chosen through an internal process by NCFM representatives.

The Florence Winograd Educational Scholarship was established by Florence in honor of the care her late husband received at North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC). The award serves to recognize and reward a group of individuals at NCMC who exemplify teamwork. The winning team shares a grant to be used for continuing education. Application is circulated via email to NCMC staff and due by Friday, March 31, 2023.