View the list of 2016-2017 recipients.

Sanken-Hatz scholar Jeni Vasko of Lester Prairie is studying to become a doctor.

Is there a Sanken-Hatz scholarship in your future?

The Sanken-Hatz scholarship is awarded annually to encourage and support students pursuing health care careers. It was established in memory of Carl Sanken, a farmer from the Biscay area, and Don Hatz, a farmer and postal clerk from the Glencoe area. Both remembered us in their wills with generous bequests to the Glencoe Regional Health Services Foundation.

Awards for the 2017-2018 academic (collegiate) year will be made in the spring of 2017 to qualified area high-school seniors and post-secondary students from the GRHS service area who are enrolled in approved health care careers.

Note: The application period for the 2017-2018 academic year has closed.

Approved health care careers

  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Dentist (and Pre-Dentistry)
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Medical, Surgical or Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician
  • Occupational, Speech or Respiratory Therapist
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician (and Pre-Medicine)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Radiologic or Ultrasound Technologist
  • Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted beginning January 1, 2018. To apply:

  1. Download the application packet, print and complete it.
  2. Attach your most recent official grade transcript.
  3. Include two completed applicant appraisal forms (one from a current academic reference). Appraisal forms can also can be sent directly to the Foundation by your reference, but must be postmarked between January 1 and March 31, 2018. Appraisal forms are included in the application packet above.

Please deliver your forms to the hospital reception desk at our Glencoe campus, or mail all documents to:

Sanken-Hatz Scholarship Coordinator

Glencoe Regional Health Services Foundation
1805 Hennepin Ave. N.
Glencoe, MN  55336

The scholarship committee makes the final decision about awards. Not all applicants will receive scholarships. The committee has the right to verify that the student is pursuing the stated career course. Scholarships are renewed annually, so students must re-apply each year. Current award amounts are $1,000 for high school seniors, $1,500 for post-secondary students and $2,000 for graduate students. Award amounts are subject to change based on available funds.


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