Are you interested in a healthcare career? If so, we have scholarships available to help.

To apply you must:

To be considered for a scholarship, students must:

  • Demonstrate academic merit and financial need
  • Have an income less than 200% of the current Federal Poverty Level or be a TANF recipient
  • Complete and submit all required applications and documents
  • Be accepted into a healthcare training or high school GED program

Healthcare Scholarships

  • High School Completion (GED)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Coding (CPC) or Medical Billing (CPB)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Student Support Services

  • Child care
  • Tutoring
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Career Readiness
  • Job Placement
  • Culturally Relevant Enrichment Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Demonstrate academic progress and financial need.
  • TANF recipient or a low income individual who can document an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • All applicants must have applied or in the process of applying to a college or career and technical education program, short-term healthcare training program or GED program.
  • Applicant must demonstrate probable and continuing success as a student by maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00.
  • A criminal background check may be required before you are fully admitted into the program. Please note that a conviction does not automatically disqualify you from the program.
  • Student is required to attend mentorship meetings, career success classes and complete all survey requirements. Arrangements will be made for out-of-town students.
  • Scholarship funds are available to assist students with expenses related to educational training. For specific eligibility requirements, please refer to GPTCHB website or your student advisor.

Student Checklist

  • A completed application – submitted by the 5th of the month for consideration of funding for the following month.
  • Your most recent transcript showing cumulative Grade Point Average (high school or college unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Guidelines on how to obtain transcripts is available.
  • PHP requests ONE of the following:
    • TANF Recipients Explanation of Benefits
    • Tax return from the most recent year/or paystub
    • Pay stub dated within the last 30 days
    • Social Security Explanation of Benefits (SSI or SSD)
    • Current unemployment wage determination statement
    • Current Veteran’s benefit statement
    • Company letterhead verifying start date, pay rate, frequency of pay, and average hours working
    • Current Worker Compensation benefits statement.
  • To obtain final acceptance into the program, you will need to provide an official letter of admission/enrollment from an accredited institution of higher learning or acceptance letter into a short-term healthcare training program or a letter of acceptance into an approved GED program.
    • Official copy of class schedule with advisor signature if enrolling in a university or technical college program.
    • A needs analysis form from your financial aid office from the college you are accepted at. If you are enrolled in a short-term training program or GED program, your need analysis will be completed by GPTCHB PHP staff.
Please send scholarship materials and/or general inquiries by mail to:

GPTCHB Pathways to Healthcare Professions
attn: Gerri LeBeau
1770 Rand Road
Rapid City, SD 57702

or email to:

or fax to: 605.721.2862

For a complete listing of all eligibility requirements and approved programs, please contact us.

Last modified: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 3:02 PM