Each year, the Christie Foundation awards over $100,000 to students pursuing degrees in the medical field through their Health Education Scholarship program. From pharmacology to nursing to nutrition to surgery and many other medical fields, scholarship awards help create tomorrow’s medical professionals.

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Christie Foundation Scholarship Application Requirements

  • Scholarships are open to students pursuing a degree in the field of healthcare.
  • Applicants must have a tie to East Central Illinois to qualify.
  • Scholarships are for the upcoming school year.

Please check back here next Spring for the 2025 application.

Scholarship decisions will be made at the end of April and awarded in late May-early June by mail. Please ensure you list your full, permanent address on the application.

Parkland Students
We are excited to announce that Parkland students are now eligible to apply for the Christie Foundation Scholarship directly through the Christie Foundation.

How the Scholarship Program Began

It was through a generous gift from the estate of Cecilia W. Rapp in 1996 that led to the formation of Christie Foundation’s scholarship program. Ms. Rapp’s gift, which was given in honor of her son Richard, a Christie Clinic pharmacist, included a farm in Champaign County (which the Foundation continues to operate) and other assets.

How It Continues Today

Today, Ms. Rapp’s legacy gift provides scholarships to students from Christie Clinic’s service area who are pursuing careers in a variety of medical fields.

Income from the Rapp Fund is coupled with gifts from other Foundation donors – including community members, area medical personnel, and former scholarship recipients – to support the studies of over 12 dozen students every year.