Scholarships and Student Opportunities

The A. Marilyn Sime Scholarship

A. Marilyn Sime, PhD, RN, University of Minnesota School of Nursing Professor Emeritus, created this scholarship to encourage health professional students to broaden their personal and professional practice to include a working knowledge of integrative therapies and healing practices.

This scholarship is the only student scholarship offered by the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 (each) will be awarded annually. 


  • Master of Arts student in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching
  • Graduate Minor or Certificate student in Integrative Therapies & Healing Practices
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice student in Integrative Health and Healing specialty
  • Other University of Minnesota graduate students with a research interest in an area of integrative therapies and/or healing practices


The annual application deadline is Friday, October 30, 2020.

Send your application packet including 2-4 page essay of interest, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation to the attention of Scholarship Committee, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, C590 Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 505, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Items may also be emailed to Christina in Student Services at

**Please note that there is no cover sheet required.