ST. JAMES, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Health System has awarded six scholarships to area students who plan to pursue post-secondary health care degrees. The scholarships were made possible by historic funding from the St. James Foundation. Additionally, three other area students were awarded scholarships from Foundation donations made from renowned physicians Dr. Keith Moulton and Dr. Roger Parsons.
Scholarship recipients include:
- Alyssa Anderson, St. James High School – attending College of St. Benedict, Pre-Medicine
- Jadyn Anderson, St. James High School – attending Rochester Community and Technical College, Pre Medicine
- Callie Coleman, St. James High School – attending Gustavus Adolphus, Biology
- Kayla Hanson, St. James High School – attending Augsburg University, Pre-Medicine
- Parker Henderson, St. James High School – attending St. Olaf College, Biology
- Abigail McDaniel, Butterfield-Odin High School – attending Marian University, Radiologic Technology
- Mackinzee Miest, St. James High School – attending Gustavus Adolphus, Exercise Physiology
- Lydia Sargent, St. James High School – attending Augustana University, Neuropsychology
- Clay Winrich, St. James High School – attending University of Minnesota Duluth, Cellular and Developmental Biology
“We’re delighted and fortunate to be able to offer these scholarships to area high school students who are diligently working toward becoming health care professionals,” says Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James 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 sixth year Mayo Clinic Health System has awarded scholarships funded by the St. James Foundation. The scholarships, between $500 and $1,000 each, are a part of a combined $14,500 awarded to 23 students between St. James High School, Butterfield-Odin High School, and Martin County West High School since 2012.
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