Knutson Awarded Scholarship

June 1, 2018 

Kaleb Knutson, a certified nursing assistant, will receive a $5,000 award to begin the Generic RN program at M State – Fergus Falls next fall.

Kaleb is one of four employees chosen as recipients for the spring application round of its PioneerCare Center Employee Scholarship Program. The opportunity helps empower current care center employees to grow within their positions or to pursue a new direction within the organization.

“My future goals in long term care are to be as successful a nurse as possible and provide the best quality care I can,” said Knutson. “Ideally, I would like to inspire younger students, coworkers, and others to pursue a career in nursing at some point in my future.”

Kaleb’s goal aligns with the primary goal of PioneerCare’s scholarship program to inspire and support those who wish to enter and sustain a meaningful career in long term care.

PioneerCare opens three selection rounds a year for its employees to apply for this scholarship program. An applicant needs to have completed at least six continuous months as a PioneerCare Center employee in good standing and have worked an average of at least ten hours a week. Seasonal employees such as students may qualify for scholarship funds if they work an average of at least ten hours per week between October 1 and September 30 prior to the application period.

The scholarships support courses or programs that lead to advancement within the employee’s current position or to a new position within PioneerCare. More details are available by calling PioneerCare at 218-998-1500.

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