DaVita Redwood Scholarship Application

Offered by: DaVita Redwood



The Redwood Scholars Award program, under the Education Assistance program, provides up to $25,000 in education assistance benefits to DaVita teammates seeking to advance their education and their career.

Please reference the step-by-step Redwood Job Aid for instructions here: 


Questions? Contact the Guild Student Finance Center at [email protected] or 970-305-3603.


Full-time and part-time teammates are eligible to apply if they have completed one year of continuous service before the application deadline. Prior to applying, teammates should meet with their manager to discuss interest, career goals and how participation will impact current workload. Per Diem teammates, teammates employed by DaVita DPC Holding Co. LLC or any of its subsidiaries (including Paladina Health LLC), and any teammates employed by HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC or any of its subsidiaries are not eligible to participate at this time. Teammates are not eligible to apply while on a leave of absence.

Recommendations and Nomination

The following materials are required:
  1. Nomination from the applicant’s manager; and 
  2. Two (2) recommendations – one internal and one external.

Recommendations should be obtained from individuals that are familiar with the applicant's professional and educational performance. In the Redwood Scholars portal, applicants need provide email addresses for their manager and individuals that will provide recommendations. The portal will send specific nomination/recommendation questions to the applicant’s manager and recommenders. 

The strength of recommendations and nominations is a key factor used in award determinations.

Award Amount

The amount of the scholarship award may be up to 75% of eligible tuition and book costs for undergraduate programs or 50% of eligible tuition and book costs for graduate programs not to exceed $25,000 for full-time teammates or $5,000 for part-time teammates. Award determinations will be made at the discretion of the people services team or their designees. Award balances must be used within the designated award period, unused or overpaid amounts must be repaid according to the successful completion and demand for promissory note.

Documentation of eligible tuition and book costs must be provided before payment is made.

Award Payments

Before payment will be issued, award recipients must provide a signed and notarized promissory note along with a statement or invoice from an accredited school which outlines the eligible tuition and book costs of the education program.

Original notarized promissory notes will be uploaded as part of the initial reimbursement request process.  

Award payments will be issued within 3 pay periods from the date required documentation is received by Guild Education financial services team.

Questions? Email [email protected] 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.