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Hoppenstedt Nursing Scholarship

The Henry W. Hoppenstedt Nursing Scholarship program is made possible through the Henry W. Hoppenstedt Trust and was created in 2006 to advance nursing and nursing education. Heinrich "Henry" Wilhelm Hoppenstedt, born and raised near Herkimer, Kansas, spent his life farming and raising livestock. Of German descent, he was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Bremen, Kansas. A patient of CMH, Hoppenstedt was especially fond of nursing staff members who cared for him during his stays at the hospital. Never married, Hoppenstedt considered the nursing staff his "family" and would often bring them gifts of candy and flowers.

Upon his death in November of 2004, Hoppenstedt's will provided for the establishment of the nursing scholarship program to be administered by CMH and awarded on an annual basis. Awarding the scholarship reflects Hoppenstedt's high regard for nurses and is an important way in which CMH can address today's nursing shortage and assist those students who are dedicating their careers to the nursing profession.


This scholarship will be awarded to a student whose goal is to achieve education to become a registered nurse. The award consists of $1,000 per semester with a maximum of $2,000 per year. The recipient will be chosen by a committee consisting of one CMH board member, one person from CMH administration, the CMH Director of Nursing, one registered nurse, and one other person selected from outside the healthcare field.


Graduate of a Marshall County high school.
Proof of admittance to an accredited school of nursing.
Maintain a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
Complete application form and submit a personal statement of 300 words or less on why applicant is deserving of scholarship.
Submit two letters of recommendation.

For more information call Ashley Kracht, Public Relations Director, at (785) 562-4379 or email at


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