FirstLight Health System supports area high school graduates in their pursuit of knowledge awarding $190,000 worth of renewable scholarships
Four local high school students, pursuing a higher education in the health field were awarded scholarships from FirstLight Health System.
The criteria used to evaluate the recipient’s application included their GPA, a letter of recommendation from a school official, and an essay written by the student explaining their education goals as they relate to their future health care occupation of choice.
“We are privileged to support our area students as they further their knowledge, proving to be productive members in the medical field,” comments Randy Ulseth, CEO. “Investing in our students’ education will aid in developing the next generation rural medical providers.”
Recipients of the most recent scholarships include:
• Isaac Balmer, a graduate from Mora High School, who is planning on attending University of North Dakota this fall and is looking to have a career in Athletic Training.
• Madeleine Mattson, a Hinckley-Finlayson High School graduate, plans to attend St. Scholastica pursing a degree in Nursing.
• Elizabeth Cahill, who graduated from Pine City High School, plans on attending the University of Minnesota in Mankato and majoring in Nursing.
• Maizy Burk, an Ogilvie High School graduate, who is planning to attend the University of Wisconsin in River Falls plans to study Heathcare Business.
The scholarship candidates are eligible for yearly renewal, maxing at 4 years, if they continue to be enrolled full-time in either a two or four-year post-secondary degree program in an area of health care deemed desirable by FirstLight. The student must also maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA.
FirstLight started this scholarship program in 2009 and has paid out over $190,00 since its inception.