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 660 Neal Kocurek scholarships since the program’s inception in 2005.
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
- Successfully complete the required semester curriculum for the degree plan with a 2.5 GPA.
- Scholarship must be used within one academic year.
More information on this program is available on the Austin Community College website.
St. David’s Loan Repayment Program
The St. David’s Foundation Loan Repayment Program (SDFLRP), administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), offsets the loan repayment costs for eligible providers who commit to serving the safety net in St. David’s Foundation’s five-county region. The program was established in response to the demand for high-quality care providers at Central Texas safety-net clinics. St. David’s Foundation works with TDA to identify exemplary health care professionals working in safety net clinics and provides them with funds to pay back a portion of their student loan debt. Physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are eligible for the program. Through the SDFLRP, we are able to ease the burden on those who make the important decision to help improve the health and health care of our community. In addition, by helping the safety net clinics in Central Texas to recruit qualified staff, SDFLRP ensures that lower income and uninsured community members have access to high-quality care. There are currently more than 50 participants in the SDFLRP practicing at safety net clinics throughout Central Texas.
If you have questions about this program, please contact Senior Program Officer Amy Einhorn at AEinhorn@stdavidsfoundation.org