SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — The Springfield Area Health Care Foundation (SAHCF) — which Mayo Clinic Health System operates — is now accepting scholarship applications from students who attend Cedar Mountain, Comfrey, Red Rock Central, Springfield or Wabasso High School.
“Thanks to the generous support of our communities, this year the Foundation is increasing the amount of each scholarship from $500 to $1,000,” says Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator. “We are proud of this program, and are excited to expand its impact on young people who are looking at health care as a career.”
The $1,000 scholarships are open to senior students or graduates planning to pursue a health care degree. Applications are due by April 26, 2017 and available from school counselors and Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield, located at 625 N. Jackson Ave. in Springfield.
“Health care organizations are always in need of additional compassionate, talented professionals. We’re looking to support area students who have a desire to enter the field, and offering scholarships is a great way to help students get the education they need,” says Thoreson. “In the end, we hope these students will consider coming back to serve patients in the Springfield area.”
The scholarships are made possible through charitable contributions to the SAHCF. This is the 20th year the SAHCF will award scholarships, which to date have totaled $44,000 for 88 students.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in more than 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.