SPRINGFIELD, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to area students who plan to pursue or are currently pursuing post-secondary health care degrees. The scholarships were made possible by historic funding from the Springfield Area Health Care Foundation.
Scholarship recipients include:
- Rachel Beckman, University of South Dakota – Rural Physician – currently post-secondary
- Amy Davis, University of South Dakota – Occupational Therapy – currently post-secondary
- Hailey Hovland, Springfield Public School – Drake University – Pharmacy
- Heidi Veenstra, South Dakota State University – Nursing – currently post-secondary
- Kaitlyn Vogel, Springfield Public School – South Dakota State University – Physician Assistant
- Callie Wersal, University of South Dakota – Psychiatry – currently post-secondary
“We’re delighted and fortunate to be able to offer six scholarships to area high school and collegiate students who are diligently working toward becoming health care professionals,” says Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator. “The health care field is in perpetual need of quality, energetic minds to care for patients and develop innovative solutions to challenges. We’re hopeful these scholarships will help support these students’ journeys toward rewarding careers.”
This is the 21st year Mayo Clinic Health System has awarded scholarships funded by the Springfield Area Health Care Foundation. The scholarships have totaled $56,500 for 100 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 Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. 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.
Press ContactMicah Dorfner