College of Health Professions & Department of Allied Sciences Respiratory Care Scholarships
To be eligible for department and College scholarships, applicants must be declared, professional-level RC majors enrolled at NDSU and in good academic and conduct standing in the College of Health Professions.
Allied Sciences Alumni & Friends
Scholarships awarded on the basis of academic achievement, merit and need. Funding for these scholarships is provided by annual alumni and friends contributions. Applications are available from the Department of Allied Sciences. Deadline for receipt of application is July 1.
A $500 award to an allied sciences intern based on *C*ommitment to their major, putting *A*dvice to *P*ractice, and *P*erseverance. Applications are available from the Department of Allied Sciences. Deadline for receipt of application is July 1.
A $750.00 annual award based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and leadership within the college. Applications are available from the Department of Allied Sciences. Deadline for receipt of applications is July 1.
Lambda Beta Scholarships
The Lambda Beta Society awards four $500 scholarships to respiratory care students in recognition of academic excellence. Three of these scholarships are funded by Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc., (AMP), the NBRC's subsidiary, and one scholarship is directly sponsored by Lambda Beta. Applications are mailed annually in August to all Lambda Beta chapters located at accredited respiratory care education programs, i.e. Sanford Health-Fargo. The Lambda Beta Board of Directors will select scholarship winners. Recipients will be announced in November and honored during the annual Lambda Beta Reception held during the AARC International Congress.
Deadline for applications: October 1st
Scholarships are also provided by the American Respiratory Care Foundation
Morris Opp Scholarship
Morris Opp was a respiratory therapist at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, ND, from October, 1983 to May, 1987. He completed respiratory therapy school at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1977, and became registered in 1979. After completing the respiratory therapy program he completed his bachelor's degree at Augustana College, Sioux Falls. He worked as a respiratory therapist in South Dakota until beginning work at MeritCare Hospital. Morris had been previously diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but at the time he joined the staff at MeritCare, he was in remission.
Morris eventually moved into a position as supervisor of the float team in the respiratory care department. He was well respected by his employees and peer associates as a therapist and leader in the department. Morris was active in the professional society, serving as the treasurer of the Dakota Society for Respiratory Therapy during the mid-1980's. In 1987, hoping for a cure of his Hodgkin's disease, Morris pursued the possibility of a bone marrow transplant. This was performed in Omaha, Nebraska, in May of 1987. Following the surgery, and the subsequent chemotherapy, Morris developed numerous complications and died on May 12, 1987. Morris is remembered for his love of life and positive attitude, his awesome sense of humor, and the way he treated others with a sense of respect and fairness. In honor of his memory as a respected professional and friend, the North Dakota Society for Respiratory Care established the Morris Opp Scholarship, which is presented annually to a deserving student enrolled in a respiratory care program in North Dakota.
Applicants will be AARC/NDSRC members. Applications will be reviewed anonymously by a committee and recipients selected based on the following criteria:
- Scholastic Achievement (50%)
- Personal Ambitions and Goals (25%)
- Personal References (15%)
- Community Involvement (10%)
To apply, please contact Dawn Aberle at Dawn.Aberle@sanfordhealth.org.
Deadline for applications: March 1
Michael Sologuk Memorial Scholarship
The Michael Sologuk Memorial Scholarship in Respiratory Therapy was established in memory of Michael Sologuk (right) by his family and friends in January 2000. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote education and understanding of cystic fibrosis among respiratory therapists. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that affects many functions of the body: breathing, digestion and reproduction, and is the #1 genetic killer of young people.
Mike Sologuk, a life-long resident of North Dakota, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was in second grade. Although his health was always a concern, he married and raised a family. In 1992, he took a medical retirement from Sears due to his growing respiratory problems. In 1996, he qualified for a bilateral lung transplant, and on July 5, 1997, he received a call from the University of Minnesota that he should fly to Minneapolis and undergo his transplant.
After a few months of recovery, he felt better than he had in years. He decided to finish his college degree at the University of Mary, Fargo, where he was awarded his Bachelor of Science in business management in June 1999. In September 1999, he contracted a fungal infection and was hospitalized at the Fairview University Hospital, Minneapolis, where he died on October 7, 1999. His wife, Sally, and their daughter, Brynn, have established the scholarship in Mike's memory with memorials from numerous family and friends. It is their hope that the scholarship will enable deserving students in respiratory therapy to complete their studies and make significant contributions to the health and comfort of cystic fibrosis patients and their families. Should you wish to contribute to this scholarship, please make checks payable to: NDSU Development Foundation (memo: Michael Sologuk Scholarship), and send to: NDSU Development Foundation, P.O. Box 5144, Fargo, ND 58105-5144.
Application Procedure Applicants will be enrolled in the Respiratory Care program at NDSU and have been accepted into the internship. Applications will be reviewed anonymously by a committee and the recipient selected based on the following criteria:
- Personal Ambitions and Goals (25%)
- Student Activities (25%)
- Cystic Fibrosis Essay (50%)
Applications are available from the Department of Allied Sciences. Deadline for applications: July 1.