Medical Student Scholarships

Carris Health Medical Student Scholarship

The goal of the Carris Health Medical Student Scholarship is to encourage medical students to practice in rural Minnesota communities after completion of their medical degree.


The $1,000.00 scholarship(s) are presented annually to students attending an accredited medical program leading to a degree of medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy. The student must demonstrate permanent residency within the service area of a Carris Health regional location (exclusive of student residency at or near a college or medical school), preceding the date of application. Carris Health territory includes: Litchfield, New London/Spicer, Redwood Falls and Willmar, Minnesota.


The deadline for the 2019-2020 scholarship had past. Please watch for details for the 2020-2021 scholarship after January 2020.

  • Apply online
  • Or Print an application form and mail to:
    • Carris Health, attn: Alissa Gallinger, 101 Willmar Avenue SW, Willmar, MN 56201
  • Applications due by June 14, 2019
  • Proof of enrollment in an accredited medical program leading to a degree of medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy is required
  • Two letters of reference from persons who are not related to you are also required. (Required of all applicants including previous recipients)
  • Scholarships will be awarded in September 2019

Scholarship Renewal

The scholarship(s) are awarded on an annual basis only. Any student desiring to obtain further awards from Carris Health must reapply each subsequent year and be in good academic standing in an accredited program.

Questions, please contact:

Alissa Gallinger
Student Affairs & Recruitment Support
320- 231-5052