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About the Scholarship

In honor of long-time employee and friend, Kendall J. Willardson, Sevier Valley Hospital will donate a $1,000 scholarship to one student in from each high school in Sevier, Piute, and Wayne County to support students in our communities as they work to further their education.

To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently a High School Senior (at a Sevier, Wayne, or Piute County high school)
  • GPA of 3.0 or Higher
  • Actively Involved in Community Service
  • Actively Involved in Sports (High School or Other)
  • Submit Application by April 21, 2023
The Willardson family will review applicants and select five students to receive the $1,000 scholarship awards. Selection is based on the student's application, resume, and essay. Recipients must provide proof of college/school registration as well as complete applicable tax forms to receive the award. Sevier Valley Hospital will then make the $1,000 donation directly to the student for tuition or other schooling expenses (please allow for at least four weeks processing time from the time forms are submitted to the time that the award check is received). Scholarship awards will be held for up to three years for those recipient(s) who will not be attending college/school for the following school year(s).

About Kendall J. Willardson

Kendall J. Willardson worked with Sevier Valley Hospital for 26 years from 1987 to 2013, where he held roles as a Medical Lab Technician, Lab Manager, and Ancillary Services Director. He left a long-standing impression on his colleagues and community through his passion for life and his family. Kendall was also known for his love for sports – both as a player and as a coach. Always actively involved in serving his community, Kendall was a member of the Sevier School District Board, represented Snow College Richfield on the Central Advisory Council for the Utah College of Applied Technology, and held numerous leadership positions in his church. He was also an advocate for education; when Kendall was asked to speak at Snow College’s commencement exercise, he gave students the following advice: “Do not be afraid to fail; try new things as you grow into your careers.” Sevier Valley Hospital is proud to honor Kendall and his legacy through this scholarship program in his name.