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Altru Presents Scholarships to Local High School Graduates

Posted OnMay 23, 2018

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 the 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 Nursing

Cassidy Mindeman Red River High School Medicine – OB/GYN

Isabell Jenkins Central High School Nursing

Grayce Schanilec Central High School Nursing

Saralyn Metzen Community High School Nursing

Nicole Schlenk East Grand Forks Senior High School Nursing

Kloe Wavra Sacred Heart High School Nursing

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 Nursing

Rylan Myron Northwood School District Nursing

Chelsey Homme Crookston High School Nursing

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 Nursing

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.