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 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 340 Neal Kocurek scholarships since the program’s inception in 2005, and 55 were awarded in 2015.
The St. David’s Neal Kocurek ACC Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to students enrolled in a Health Sciences program at Austin Community College.
Terms of Scholarship
More information on this program is available on the Austin Community College website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent information once the program resumes.