In honor of long-time caregiver and friend, Kendall J. Willardson, Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital will donate $5,000 in scholarships to support local students as they work to further their education. One recipient will be selected from North Sevier High School, Piute High School, Richfield High School, South Sevier High School, and Wayne High School, for a total of five $1,000 scholarships. 

Scholarship Criteria

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current High School Senior at North Sevier High School, Piute High School, Richfield High School, South Sevier High School, or Wayne High School
  • Hold a GPA of 3.0 or Higher
  • Pursuing a Career in Healthcare through Higher Education
  • Actively Involved in Community Service
  • Actively Involved in Sports (High School or Other)

Application Process

Download and complete the scholarship application, then email the following to Brooke Heath by Friday, April 12, 2019:

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • 300-500 word essay

Essay should include student’s experience with community service and plans for pursuing a career in healthcare. The essay must be scanned and emailed as attachments. Please no Google Docs. 

Selection/Award Process

Representatives from Sevier Valley Hospital and the Willardson family will review the applicants and select one student from each of the five high schools noted above to receive one $1,000 award. Selection will be based on the student’s application, resume, and essay.

Recipients will need to provide proof of college/school registration to Sevier Valley Hospital as well as complete applicable tax forms to receive the award. Sevier Valley Hospital will then send a check to the student towards tuition or other schooling expenses. (Please allow for at least four weeks processing time from when the forms are submitted to the time that the check is received.) Scholarships will be held up to three years for recipient(s) who will not be attending the following school year(s). Recipients are under no obligation for employment at Sevier Valley Hospital or any Intermountain Healthcare facilities once schooling is complete.


If you have questions, please email Brooke Heath.

Kendall J. Willardson

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.