The Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship Fund for Allied Health Professionals
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2013
The Robert D. Kruse Memorial Scholarship was created by Alice Kruse in memory of her husband, Robert D. Kruse, DPE, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s School of Physical Therapy from 1956 to 1962. Dr. Kruse, who was legally blind, was very energetic. He helped all students, but was especially encouraging and supportive to those students who were interested in learning and had to work to continue their education. His goal was to ensure students advance as far as their education, skills and talents could take them.
Students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree health science program (Nursing students and CCF employees are not eligible for this scholarship). The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in the final year of their health science program to be considered. Preference may be given to students who have or will have clinical rotations at a Cleveland Clinic facility. Although students from all health science programs are eligible to apply, scholarships may be awarded to students from health science programs based on the workforce needs of the Cleveland Clinic. Current projected employment needs are Medical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Health Information Management personnel and Ophthalmic Technologists and Assistants. (NOTE: Health science discipline employment needs are subject to change.)
Recipients of the scholarship could receive up to $5,000. The money will be sent directly to the school and applied to meet student academic (tuition and fee) expenses. Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to apply for open positions at Cleveland Clinic facilities upon completing their program.
All documents are to be submitted by April 30, 2013.
The following documents must be submitted by the applicant in one envelope: (Do not send documents separately!)
- Compete Application
- FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
- One page typewritten statement (less than 400 words) from the applicant stating their career goals, reasons for choosing the health science profession they are pursuing, and any pertinent life or career changing events that have influenced their career path
- Two recommendations Forms – One recommendation must come from a faculty member of your health science program. The faculty must submit their recommendations directly to the address below. Recommendation submitted by the applicant will not be accepted.
- The college or university must submit the official transcript. Transcripts submitted by the applicant will not be accepted.
Mail All Application Documents to:
Health Professions’ Education Council
9500 Euclid Ave./NA12
Cleveland, OH 44195
Members of the Cleveland Clinic Health Professions’ Education Council and Mrs. Kruse will serve on the review and selection committee.
- Open Application Period: February 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013
- Review and Selection Process: May 1, 2013 through June 15, 2013
- Recipients Notified: August 1, 2013
- Disbursement Issued to Schools: August 15, 2013
Questions can be directed to the Center for Health Sciences Education 216.444.6143.