Orthopedics scholarships

Allina Health Orthopedics Professional Level Scholarship

The Allina Health Orthopedics Scholarship, formerly known as Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, is awarded to an athletic training student that is currently enrolled in a CAATE-approved professional degree athletic training program, preparing to graduate with their athletic training degree and sit for the BOC exam within the coming academic year. Application information can be found on the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association website.

Past winners

  • 2016 - Gabriel Schultz, MSU-Mankato
  • 2018 - Chikara Hiraoka, MSU, Moorhead
  • 2019 - Yeng Nathan Thao, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • 2020 - Brianna Sieve, Minnesota State University Mankato

Allina Health Orthopedics Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship

Beginning in 2008, Allina Health Orthopedics, formerly known as Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, launched the Allina Health Orthopedics Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care throughout Minnesota. Two scholarships are available annually to graduating Minnesota high school student athletes.

One of the scholarships is awarded to a male student athlete and is funded by Allina Health Orthopedics. This $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a male student athlete intending to pursue a career in Sports Medicine.

The second scholarship is awarded annually to a female student athlete intending to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. This $2,500 scholarship is funded by Allina Health Orthopedics.

Application Deadline: Must be post marked by February 18, 2020.

Scholarship information and application.

Past winners

2020

  • Jameson Langer - Waconia High School, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Major: Exercise Science
  • Rachel Neu - Albany High School, University of Mary - Bismarck, Major: Exercise Science

2019

  • Sebastian Swiggum - Apple Valley High School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Major: Biology 
  • Kelly Lehtola - Andover High School, University of St. Thomas, Major: Exercise Science

2018

  • Maxwell Walters - Smith Mayo High School, University of South Florida, Major: Pre-Med, Biological Sciences
  • Chloe Johnson - Eden Prairie High School, University of Notre Dame, Major: Pre-Med & Spanish

2017

  • John Klein - Mayo High School, University of Notre Dame, Major: Pre-Med
  • Kathryn Strege - Lakeville South High School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Major: Biological Sciences

2016

  • Drew Kirmse Kasson - Mantorville High School, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
  • Willemijn van Deursen - Rochester Mayo High School, Yale University, Major: Biology/Anatomy