Opportunities for Wright County students pursuing a career in health care

Allina Health Foundation to award ten health care scholarships in 2024

BUFFALO, Minn. (Jan. 4, 2024) — Allina Health Foundation (formerly Buffalo Hospital Foundation) will award ten scholarships to students in Wright County who plan to pursue health care careers in their post-secondary education.

The Foundation will give a total of ten $1,000 scholarships this year to a student from each of the nine local school districts, as well as one homeschool or private school student. Students must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Acceptance at either a two or four-year post-secondary institution for fall of 2024.
  • Pursuit of a health care degree.
  • Respect of their peers and teachers.
  • Homeschool or private school student must show proof of residency in Wright County.

For a copy of the scholarship application, contact your local school district guidance counselor. Homeschool or private school students may call 763-684-7100 or email rachel.mendel@allina.com for more information. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, March 22, 2024.

The Wright County health care scholarships are funded entirely through sales at the Buffalo Hospital Gift Shop. Gift Shop hours are Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Eligible school districts are: Annandale Public Schools #876, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools #877, Dassel-Cokato Schools #466, Delano Public Schools#879, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Public Schools #2687, Maple Lake Public Schools #881, Monticello Public School District #882, Rockford Area School District #883 and St. Michael-Albertville Schools #885.

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A nonprofit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospital campuses, 14 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at allinahealth.org and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.