Sanford scholarship now available for military members, vets

Sanford Health is accepting applications until Sept. 30 for five $5,000 awards

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Sanford Health is accepting applications for five $5,000 scholarships awarded annually to veterans, Guard/Reserve members or active duty military service members who have demonstrated leadership and commitment in their community.

The Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship honors those who have furthered their own progress and enriched the lives of others, especially in service, academics and community involvement.

Apply online: Applications for Sanford Health Military and Veteran Scholarship due Sept. 30

Applicants must be a veteran, Guard/Reserve or active duty military service member and a full-time student pursing a bachelor’s, graduate or professional degree from an accredited U.S.-based institution of higher education. They must also have at least one full year of education remaining.

The scholarship is administered by the Sanford Health Department of Veterans and Military Services and was created in 2018 as part of the health system’s efforts to serve veterans and military personnel through patient care, employment opportunities and community outreach.

Sanford Health also is participating in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, program. Sanford Health pledges to support the military services of employees and is an advocate for employee participation in the military.

For all of its efforts, Sanford Health was named one of the 2020 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipients, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. The award recognizes employers who provide exceptional support to their guard and reserve employees.

Almost half of the U.S. military is composed of the guard and reserve. The Department of Defense shares these citizen warriors with their civilian employers, many of whom provide significant support to their employees who serve. This award recognizes employers who provide the most outstanding support for their guard and reserve employees and is presented annually by the Secretary of Defense.

Sanford Health is currently offering numerous scholarships, including the Sanford Health Equity in Education Scholarship. That scholarship is available to first-generation Americans, first-generation college students and non-traditional students of at least 25 years of age.

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