Sanford announces Heart of Tomorrow, Sanford Health Network scholarship recipients

137 total awardees honored

Sanford Health LogoSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health has announced recipients for the 2014 Heart of Tomorrow and Sanford Health Network scholarship programs.

Family is one of the Sanford’s five core values. For 2014, 110 Heart of Tomorrow Scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded to Sanford employees’ dependent children who have plans to enroll in post-secondary education in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical program. Winning applicants were chosen in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota based on their academic record, involvement in school and community activities and their statement of education, career and long-term goals.

“Sanford Health believes in investing in its communities and its families,” said Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford Health president and CEO. “We’re proud to support the children of our employees in their pursuit of higher education.”

Twenty-seven students were selected as recipients of $2,000 Sanford Health Network Scholarships to support their education in a health care career of their choice. Each scholarship is funded by Sanford Health Network and a Sanford Health Network facility sponsor. 

“We’re proud to support this exceptional group of students as they work toward a degree in the health care field,” said Rick Giesel, president of Sanford Health Network. “Health care needs continue to rise, and these students are vital in meeting future staffing needs.” 

For a list of recipients, click here.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in nine states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ghana, Israel, Mexico and China.

Sanford Health includes 39 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North Dakota and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with nearly a $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives, including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, visit sanfordhealth.org.


Contact:
Contact:
Tim Gerszewski
Sanford Media Strategist – Sioux Falls Region
(605) 366-2432 / timothy.gerszewski@sanfordhealth.org
@SanfordTimG