Scholarship Opportunities at Monument Health Respiratory Therapist Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Respiratory Therapist

The Respiratory Therapist Scholarship Program is a financial assistance program for students pursuing a health care career as a registered therapist (RT).

Through this program, tuition of current semester and future semesters (up to $40,000) will be paid directly to the lender or learning institution.

Program Details


Eligible applicants must be enrolled in and started in a program Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

All applicants must be enrolled as full-time students and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Terms of the Program

  • Within six months of completing the educational program, loan recipients must agree to work for Monument Health for three years after graduation.
  • Must obtain Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) from the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Certification through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) upon graduation.

  • This exchange for work is performed while being paid at the individual’s regular compensation rate and therefore results in the loan being “forgiven.” The program is not an offer or guarantee of employment. Students not hired by Monument Health (or those who are terminated from the educational program) are required to repay the assistance.
  • Must be willing to apply, interview, and accept employment in an identified priority area. Hiring leaders of key stakeholder areas to panel interview candidates and select recipients.
  • In the event the recipient does not secure employment at Monument Health, the loan must be repaid according to the terms listed above. Termination during the employment year(s) will result in the full amount to be repaid by the loan recipient.

How To Apply

Please fill out the online form below.  If you are having trouble uploading your documents please reach out to

  • Resume, including contact information and a summary of the applicant’s academic and extracurricular achievements
  • Brief statement of educational and career goals
  • Expected graduation date (month and year)
  • Completion of RT Reference Form or two reference letters
  • Current college transcript (does not have to be an official transcript, but must include a current cumulative GPA)
  • Verification of full-time student status
  • A financial summary of expected educational expenses


Fall Semester Deadline: August 1

Spring Semester Deadline: January 1

Respiratory Therapist Scholarship Online Application

Max. file size: 30 MB.
Max. file size: 30 MB.
Max. file size: 30 MB.
Max. file size: 30 MB.
Does not have to be an official transcript, but must include a current cumulative GPA
Max. file size: 30 MB.

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