The Searcy Family Health Professions Scholarship is intended for Seton associates who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a University of Texas System university, Austin Community College, or Texas State University, in a healthcare or healthcare-related field - OR – are a graduate of one of those schools, currently enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study at another college or university AND who are either employed full-time or part-time at Seton Medical Center Hays or completing clinical training at Seton Medical Center Hays.

Due to the generous support of the Searcy family, we will be awarding a $4,000 scholarship November 1, 2016. Scholarships are intended for tuition, fees, books and other school-related expenses.

The Searcy Family Health Professions Scholarship is committed to awarding associates who are in turn committed to remaining at Seton Medical Center Hays. Applicants must be either an employee of Seton Medical Center Hays (since August 2015) or completing clinical training at Seton Medical Center Hays.

Please note that the application and letters of recommendation must be submitted via email as directed in the materials available on this site. We will not accept applications or any supporting materials via mail or fax, nor will we accept anything hand-delivered to our office.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Seton associate (FT, PT or PRN)
    • FT and PT employees must have been hired on or before August 2015, and have had at least one satisfactory annual performance evaluation.
    • PRN employees must have worked a minimum of 288 hours, been hired on or before August 2015, and have had at least one satisfactory annual performance evaluation.
  • If not a Seton associate, must be completing clinical training at Seton Medical Center Hays.
  • Be currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited undergraduate or graduate level program at a University of Texas System university, Austin Community College, or Texas State University, working towards a degree that will assist you in entering or advancing within a healthcare profession - OR – be a graduate of one of those schools, currently enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study at another college or university.

    Selected applicant must provide proof of acceptance into an accredited healthcare program prior to awarding of the scholarship funds. Acceptable forms of proof of acceptance include an email or letter addressed to you from the school you are attending indicating that you have been accepted into their program. (Note: If you are completing a degree in a non-healthcare field, or in a healthcare field at another university you are not eligible for this award; applicants who cannot provide proof of acceptance will forfeit the award, and an alternate candidate will be selected.)

The deadline for submitting your application and all required materials is October 17, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have any questions about the application, please contact Debbie Waggoner, dwaggoner@seton.org (512) 504-5061 at the Seton Hays Foundation.