The Avera Sacred Heart Foundation is offering the Lori Ann Schrempp Memorial Nursing Student Scholarship to nursing students who are continuing their education to become a Registered Nurse.

The scholarship was established in 2002 in memory of Schrempp, a nurse at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for more than 22 years. Her life was tragically cut short when a LifeNet helicopter en route to transport a patient crashed. She was the LifeNet nurse on board. The pilot and paramedic also perished in the crash.

Schrempp had a way of teaching nurses not only the duties of the job, but also the compassion and spirit of the job.

This nursing scholarship will give preference to non-traditional students; however, nursing students who meet the other criteria will also be considered.

The value of the scholarship is $500.

Applicants who qualify are those who are in their third or fourth year of a B.S.N. program, or first or second year of an Associate’s program.

Applicants should be a resident of one of the following Avera Sacred Heart Hospital service area counties: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Douglas, Gregory, Hutchinson, Todd, Tripp, Turner, Union and Yankton; and the Nebraska counties of Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Knox or Pierce.

Applications will consist of an application form, resume, letter of reference from a faculty member, and a written narrative that focuses on: passion for nursing, community involvement, and demonstrations of Avera Sacred Heart values of hospitality, compassion and stewardship.

The deadline for all applications is April 15. The award is given in May of each year. This scholarship may only be given to an applicant once.

Applications are to be mailed to The Avera Sacred Heart Foundation, 501 Summit St., Yankton, SD, 57078. For further information, email the Foundation at, or call 605-668-8310.

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