In honor of long-time employee and friend, Kendall J. Willardson, Sevier Valley Hospital annually donates two $1,000 scholarships to support students in our communities as they work to further their education. The two scholarship recipients will be selected from high school seniors in Sevier, Piute, and Wayne counties.

Scholarship Criteria

To be considered for the scholarship, 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
  • 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. Email the following to Brooke Heath (brooke.heath@imail.org) by Friday, April 21, 2017:

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • 300-500 word essay

The essay should provide details on the student's experience with community service, as well as his/her plans for pursuing a career in healthcare, and what they would do with the scholarship award if selected.

Selection/Award Process

Representatives from Sevier Valley Hospital and Kendall’s family will review the applicants and select two students to receive the $1,000 scholarship awards. 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 in order to receive the award. 

Sevier Valley Hospital will then make the $1,000 donation towards the student’s tuition or other schooling expenses (please allow at least four weeks processing time from the time the forms are submitted to the time 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).

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.