Health Care Scholarships

The gift of opportunity

Kadlec Foundation scholarships are designed to help students from our region pursue their dreams of having satisfying careers as health care professionals. Since many of these students plan to live and work in the region, our scholarship program also assists with recruitment and retention efforts to meet the growing need for these professionals.

Kadlec Foundation scholarships are awarded to future nurses and other health care professionals attending Washington State University Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin College.

Thanks to generous donors who are investing in the future of students and our region, Kadlec Foundation has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships through the years. That's a remarkable amount that is making a difference every day in the lives of students, and also in the quality of health care in our region.

For the 2016 and 2017 school years alone, Kadlec Foundation awarded more than $128,000 in scholarship support.

Why we give

  • Because They Believed in Me
    Kadlec Foundation scholarships supported Tri-Cities nurse practitioner Brian Lloyd throughout his six years of schooling—more than just financially.
  • The Difference of a Scholarship
    Twenty-five year old Melissa Street is pursuing a dream to become a nurse.
  • Tiffany's Story
    The mother of three teenagers went back to school to become a nurse.