Published on May 23, 2018

Altru Presents Scholarships to Local High School Graduates

Grand Forks, N.D.– Altru Health System recently presented scholarships to 22 local high school graduates pursuing careers in healthcare or related sciences. The $500 scholarships were presented in communities where Altru offers local services. Award criteria include academic achievement, citizenship and recommendations, determined by a local committee consisting of a science instructor, school counselor and principal. 

“Each year we look forward to supporting high school students throughout our region. We are proud of our North Dakota and Minnesota graduates and are excited for their future in pursuing advanced education in a healthcare field. Dedicating one’s self to caring for others is inspirational and we wish these students all the best,” states Marlene Miller, Director of People Resources. 

Altru is dedicated to supporting students in our region with opportunities to pursue their interest in healthcare. In addition to scholarships, Altru provides shadowing experiences to students from across the region.  These experiences allow students the opportunity to observe work in a health care career of their choice and are critical to shaping the direction that students decide to go.  

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients: 

Student Name

High School

Field of Interest

Alexa Stinson

Red River High School


Cassidy Mindeman

Red River High School

Medicine – OB/GYN

Isabell Jenkins

Central High School


Grayce Schanilec

Central High School


Saralyn Metzen

Community High School


Nicole Schlenk

East Grand Forks Senior High School


Kloe Wavra

Sacred Heart High School


Hannah Paulson

Lake of the Woods School District

Neuroscience & Biochemistry

Austin Demolee

Warroad School District

Forensic Pathology

Jenna Byfuglien

Roseau School District

Biology – Medical

Tucker Krantz

Tri-County School District


Rylan Myron

Northwood School District


Chelsey Homme

Crookston High School


Megan LaCrosse

Lafayette High School

Physical Therapy

Haydee Krieg

Cavalier School District

Speech Pathology

Marit Wang

Devils Lake High School

Pre-Med/Veterinary Science

Jaustyn Dahl

Greenbush/Middle   River High School

Radiologic Tech

Mary Ris Yap Catahan

Win-E-Mac Public School

Medical Career

Emily Motteberg

Fertile-Beltrami High School


Austin Deppa

Drayton Public School

Psychology – Clinical/Mental Health Counseling

Alexa Hutson

Fosston Public School

Medical Laboratory Science/Pre-Med

Jenna VonHoltum

Lincoln High School

Music Therapy

 About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a regional-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $549 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.