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EMPOWER Scholarships

  • The EMPOWER Scholarship, administered by Courage Kenny Foundation, encourages and supports ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field.

    The scholarship is made possible by a generous gift from the David M. Hersey Endowment Fund of the Courage Kenny Foundation.

    Applicants must identify how they will use their education and training and demonstrate their interest in rehabilitation. Selection is based on the applicant’s stated intentions, past achievements, need, and graduation ranking.

    To be eligible for a scholarship, please read the requirements to ensure you submit a complete application package. The application deadline is April 15. Scholarships are awarded in June with checks made out to the educational institution you plan to attend. 

    Application Documents

    EMPOWER Scholarship application

    Applications are accepted Jan 1 – April 15. All information should be submitted to:
    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
    Volunteer Services – EMPOWER Committee
    3915 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422
    Phone: 612-775-2728

  • 2018 EMPOWER scholarship recipients Elizabeth Ramos Young and Himal Purani

    Elizabeth Ramos Young, left, and Himal Purani, 2018 EMPOWER scholarship recipients. The annual scholarship encourages and supports ethnically diverse students in pursuing a medical or rehabilitation career.

    News release: 2018 recipients