Always looking forward

Our mission relies heavily on the tireless work of talented, dedicated health care professionals. As we look to the future, we count on the next generation of physicians, nurses, dentists and lab technicians to carry the torch.

To help meet this critical need, our scholarship programs provide financial support for area students pursuing health care careers. Our programs have empowered hundreds of graduates from Central Texas high schools to take the next step toward their desired professions and ensure the future of good health in underserved communities.

St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship

St. David’s Foundation Community Fund established the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship to honor the vision and community spirit of its longtime CEO. A natural mentor, Kocurek was an advisor to many Austin school superintendents and educators. The scholarships are awarded to students who exemplify Neal Kocurek’s leadership and commitment to community. Financial need and scholastic merit will be considered in the review process. We have awarded over 550 Neal Kocurek scholarships since the program’s inception in 2005, and 61 were awarded last year.



St. David’s ACC Endowed Scholarship

The St. David’s Neal Kocurek ACC Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a Health Sciences program at Austin Community College.


  • Reside in Travis, Williamson or Hays County
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all college work
  • Major in a Health Sciences program
  • US Citizen or legal non-citizen resident
  • Financial need (as determined by the ACC Financial Aid Office)

Terms of Scholarship

  1. Successfully complete the required semester curriculum for the degree plan with a 2.5 GPA.
  2. Scholarship must be used within one academic year.

More information on this program is available on the Austin Community College website.

St. David’s Public Health Corps

St. David’s Foundation Public Health Corps was established in response to the demand for high-quality care providers at Central Texas safety-net clinics. St. David’s Foundation works with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to identify exemplary health care professionals working in safety net clinics and provide them with funds to pay back a portion of their student loan debt.

Through this program, we are able to ease the burden on those who make that decision to help improve the health and health care of our community. There are currently over 60 members of the St. David’s Foundation Public Health Corps that are practicing at over 20 safety net clinics throughout Central Texas.

Applications for this program are temporarily on hold, but will be accepted in the future.  If you have interest in this program, please email Andrew Levack at and you will be sent information once the program resumes.


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