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A Sanford Health employee in a wheelchair is surprised with a giant scholarship check from colleagues in the clinic.

Student with disabilities helps others with disabilities

Alissa Patterson, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, is studying social work
Mick Garry 4 min read
A nursing student holds a giant check while posing with senior residents of a Good Samaritan Society nursing home.

Scholarship bolsters LPN working her way through school

Meet Salyna Norindr, Good Samaritan Society nurse and Sanford Equity Scholarship recipient
Mick Garry 4 min read
A student and Sanford Health mentor hold a giant check in front of a stage with three screens that say "AU Augustana University: Congratulations Balize!"

Speech pathology is a career for student who used to stutter

Balize Nilema, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, wants to help kids feel confident
Mick Garry 4 min read
A nursing student strikes a sitting yoga pose between symmetrical floor lamps softly illuminating the space.

‘Nurses saved my life,’ says nurse practitioner student

Tina Hoff earns Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship as a mom with medical history
Mick Garry 5 min read
A group of adults surround a young woman holding a giant Sanford Health scholarship check in their office hallway.

Counselor wants to help more kids with mental health needs

Mandy Strong, Sanford Equity in Education Scholarship recipient, works on mobile crisis team
Mick Garry 4 min read
A mature couple smiles in front of a bookcase displaying a cross and framed photos.

Outgoing Society CEO supports Lakota Nation scholarships

Randy Bury family establishes endowment for higher education opportunities
Matt Holsen 4 min read
A college student in a face mask fans her face with her hands after a surprise.

Sanford awards scholarships to 5 veteran & military students

Military scholarship committee surprises recipients in their classrooms
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
Close up of american flag with copy space

Sanford Health employee starts Folds of Honor chapter in SD

Health system sponsors group benefitting families of service members
Matt Holsen 7 min read
Close-up of a mortarboard and a diploma

Sanford Health Equity in Education Scholarship now available

First-generation Americans and first-generation college students are eligible
Shawn Neisteadt 3 min read
College swimmer on a Sanford Health scholarship swims with goggles and swim cap in competition.

Students, former patients benefit from doctor’s legacy

Dr. Behrens athletic training, sports medicine scholarships awarded in his memory
Mick Garry 7 min read