Eligibility

  • Scholarships are for Healthcare Studies at Texas Universities and Colleges.
  • Applicants must be a high school senior within Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson counties.
  • Applicants are accepted at an accredited college or university in Texas to pursue a degree in a healthcare related discipline. Note: students pursuing veterinary and other non-human healthcare careers will not be considered.
  • Psychology or social work applications accepted for students planning to work in a medical environment.
  • Applicants must attend an accredited college or university in Texas as a full-time student (12+ units/semester.)
  • Finalists must be able to attend an in-person interview.
  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen or a legal non-citizen resident.
  • Applicants must pass a background check. There can be no conviction for violating any federal or state laws for alcohol or drugs.
  • Financial need is considered in the application process. Proof of family income is required.
Scholarships are for Healthcare Studies at Texas Universities and Colleges.
  • Applicants must be a high school senior within Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson counties
  • Applicants are accepted at an accredited college or university in Texas to pursue a degree in a healthcare related discipline*
  • Psychology or social work applications accepted for students planning to work in a medical environment
  • Applicants must attend an accredited college or university in Texas as a full-time student (12+ units/semester)
  • Finalists must be able to attend an in-person interview
  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen or a legal non-citizen resident
  • Applicants must pass a background check. There can be no conviction for violating any federal or state laws for alcohol or drugs
  • Financial need is considered in the application process. Proof of family income is required.

*Students pursuing veterinary and other non-human healthcare careers will not be considered

How to Apply

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Scholarships are for Healthcare Studies at Texas Universities and Colleges.
  • Applicants must be a high school senior within Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson counties
  • Applicants are accepted at an accredited college or university in Texas to pursue a degree in a healthcare related discipline*
  • Psychology or social work applications accepted for students planning to work in a medical environment
  • Applicants must attend an accredited college or university in Texas as a full-time student (12+ units/semester)
  • Finalists must be able to attend an in-person interview
  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen or a legal non-citizen resident
  • Applicants must pass a background check. There can be no conviction for violating any federal or state laws for alcohol or drugs
  • Financial need is considered in the application process. Proof of family income is required.

*Students pursuing veterinary and other non-human healthcare careers will not be considered

"I know I will conquer any obstacles I may face as long as I have
the St. David’s Foundation family by my side. "

PEYTON PHIFER | 2016 KOCUREK SCHOLAR

About the Scholarship

The St. David's mission relies heavily on the tireless work of physicians, nurses, dentists, and lab technicians. With comprehensive support for students across our five counties, the Neal Kocurek Scholarship nurtures the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The scholarship not only provides a robust tutoring program, wellness coaching, mental health services, and financial assistance; each recipient is also paired with an accomplished medical professional, who provides priceless mentorship throughout the scholar's entire college journey.

Whether you're a high school senior shopping for scholarships, a healthcare professional with a passion for mentoring, or a philanthropist committed to our community's health, we're happy you're here!

About Dr. Neal Kocurek

Dr. W. Neal Kocurek (1936-2004), possessed a special gift of bringing people together to achieve progress in areas such as health care, education, transportation, water, social equity, and regional stewardship.

Dr. Kocurek graduated from Austin High School as salutatorian and earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He retired in 1998 as Executive Vice President of Radian Corporation.

After retiring from Radian, Kocurek served St. David’s Health Care System as President and CEO for six years. During that time, St. David’s became one of the largest health care systems in Central Texas. Kocurek was passionate about creating a structure to coordinate health care for the poor among regional providers and to address the root causes of health problems in Austin.

Kocurek’s legacy also includes the Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center, which he worked tirelessly to make a reality; the Neal Kocurek Health Science Institute at Lanier High School; and Envision Central Texas, among others.

About Dr. Neal Kocurek

Dr. W. Neal Kocurek (1936-2004), possessed a special gift of bringing people together to achieve progress in areas such as health care, education, transportation, water, social equity, and regional stewardship.

Dr. Kocurek graduated from Austin High School as salutatorian and earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He retired in 1998 as Executive Vice President of Radian Corporation.

After retiring from Radian, Kocurek served St. David’s Health Care System as President and CEO for six years. During that time, St. David’s became one of the largest health care systems in Central Texas. Kocurek was passionate about creating a structure to coordinate health care for the poor among regional providers and to address the root causes of health problems in Austin.

Kocurek’s legacy also includes the Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center, which he worked tirelessly to make a reality; the Neal Kocurek Health Science Institute at Lanier High School; and Envision Central Texas, among others.

About Dr. Neal Kocurek