Free Money: Be the Proud Parent of a Scholarship Recipient

Do you have a child pursuing post-secondary education in college or a vocational program? He or she may be eligible to apply for a scholarship through SCL Health. The Vincent de Paul Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 2017 scholarships!

SCL Health has established the Vincent de Paul Scholarship Program to assist associates’ children who plan to pursue post-secondary education. Click here to download the application.

The postmark deadline for submissions is Friday, March 10, 2017, and scholarship awards will be announced in mid-April. Recipients are selected by Scholarship Management Services, who administers this systemwide program.

Scholarship amounts can range from $500 to $3,000. In 2016, 27 students were awarded scholarships for a total of $64,000 from the Vincent de Paul Scholarship Program, which was established with a $1.5 million endowment. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and will be selected on a set of criteria, including: academic record, demonstrated leadership, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances and an outside appraisal.


  • Dependent children and stepchildren of regular full- and part-time, benefits-eligible associates of SCL Health or its affiliates, age 25 and under. Associates must be normally scheduled to work at least 40 hours per bi-weekly pay period, have been employed at least one year and have worked at least 1,000 hours as of the application deadline date.
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

About the Vincent de Paul Scholarship Program

Vincent de Paul was born in a tiny village in France in the 16th century to a family of simple, hardworking peasants and was mostly illiterate until age 15 when he was sent to school. Vincent de Paul went on to found, with Louise de Marillac, the religious order known today as the Daughters of Charity.

All Sisters of Charity consider Vincent de Paul part of their roots. He was devoted to the alleviation of human suffering and established several hospitals in France. Because Vincent has such strong ties to the Sisters of Charity, education and hospitals, SCL Health chose to name this scholarship program after him.

The Vincent de Paul Scholarship Program is another example of our health ministry’s commitment to our associates and their families.

Apply Today or Learn More

To get started with the application process or to learn more, please visit the SCL Health Benefits website at

For questions, please reach out to Scholarship Management Services at 507-931-1682.

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