Scholarships

Warren D. Ruff Scholarship

The Warren D. Ruff Scholarship Fund, totaling $6.4 million (with the intent that 5% will be awarded each year), opens new doors of opportunity for these employees to pursue their passion and help fill the critical need for more trained nurses and nursing-related health professionals who live and work in Arizona.

Because of the exceptional care he received, Mr. Ruff desired that the primary purpose of the scholarship be to supply nurses to Arizona. During the last decade of his life, Mr. Ruff was deeply grateful to the former Sun Health Boswell and Del E. Webb hospitals and people who delivered this care, and they became endeared to him.

Eligibility and Application Details:

Employees at Sun Health, Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers who wish to pursue or further a career in nursing or a nursing-related health profession now have the opportunity to apply for tuition (and related costs) support for their education journey.

Scholarship applications are currently being accepted from April 1, 2020 through June 1, 2020. Priority will be given, but not exclusively, to nurses and nursing candidates at Sun Health, Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb medical centers who wish to pursue or further a career in nursing or a nursing-related health profession.

All candidates, including those who may not yet have but will be enrolling, must enroll in an accredited educational institution that awards degrees or certificates to students studying nursing and nursing-related health professions. We are looking for students who demonstrate good character and dedication towards the noble nursing profession who are in good standing in their program. Scholarship awards from the Warren D. Ruff Scholarship Fund may be renewed. It will hold two application cycles annually generally from April 1- May 1 for awards to be distributed for the Fall semester and October 1- November 1 for the Spring semester.

If you are looking to apply, watch our applicant “How To” video.

Links directly to the application:

First-time users, you can apply by registering here.

Returning users, you can log into your account here.

For additional scholarship information, please email Heather.Grizzard@SunHealth.org.

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