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UHD Foundation

Building a better future.


Scholarships for College and Graduate Students:
The Julie Clements Rural Health Scholarship

The Julie Clements Rural Health Scholarship is named in memory of our beloved colleague, Julie Violet Clements, CNP, whose 40+ year healthcare career included 14 years as a nurse practitioner in our Blue Earth and Fairmont Clinics. A consummate professional, Julie was well-known for caring diligently for patients, family and friends, and for being unceasing in her giving to others. Her accomplishments included many years as a nursing professor; she also inspired her three sons and daughter to earn their nursing degrees. Her legacy of skill and selfless serving in rural communities is inspirational to healthcare professionals everywhere.

The Julie Clements Rural Health Scholarship seeks to carry Julie’s legacy forward for future generations of students who share her commitment to healing. It is a $2,500 scholarship offered to graduate school students or college seniors who will be enrolling in an accredited graduate school (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) who are from the UHD service area (living in or graduated from area school). Current UHD employees returning for their master’s or doctoral degree are eligible.  

The scholarship application is scheduled to be available online January 2022. 

For more information, call the UHD Foundation at 507-526-3273.



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