Each year Saint Luke's College selects outstanding B.S.N. students to receive the Dick Howser Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The two-year scholarships are given in memory of former Royals manager, Dick Howser, who led the Royals to their 1985 World Series Championship.
The scholarship fund was started following Howser's death from a brain tumor in 1987, in appreciation of the nurses who cared for him during his stay at Saint Luke's Hospital. These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the Kansas City community and the Howser family.