Scholarship Program

WRHS Foundation Nursing Scholaship Program

Since 1995, the White River Health System Foundation (WRHSF) Scholarship Program has helped deserving employees pursue a nursing education. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships to employees studying to become Registered Nurses. A Foundation Scholarship rewards initiative and removes financial barriers for employees seeking career advancement. We are committed to supporting education and professional development of those who devote their careers to saving lives and improving the lives of others through nursing. The WRHSF gratefully acknowledges our donors, whose contributions make the Scholarship Program possible.

Every gift to the Foundation helps White River Health System achieve its mission of providing outstanding healthcare services and improving the health of our communities. Donate now to make a gift to the Foundation’s Scholarship fund. To establish a scholarship through the Foundation contact the Foundation at 870-262-1927.

Bonnie J. Bernard Scholarship

The Bonnie J. Bernard Scholarship was established by the late Bonnie Bernard, RN, and her husband Dick Bernard. Mrs. Bernard fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse while raising a family. Throughout her career, she encountered talented caregivers whose careers were limited when a lack of finanical resources prevented them from continuing their education. The scholarship is intended to remove financial barriers and encourage professional nursing development and education.

WRHS Foundation Scholarships Applications 

WRHS Foundation Nursing Scholarships and the Bonnie J. Bernard Scholarship are available to current employees of White River Health System. All applications must be complete and applicable official transcripts must be received by the WRHSF office by the application deadline. For more information contact, Denise Provence at 870-262-1225, or via email at