(Sioux Falls, SD) The 2011 Heart of Tomorrow Scholarship winners were announced by Sanford Health today. Sanford values the importance of family and lifts this up as one of the organization’s five core values. This scholarship is awarded to dependent children of Sanford Health employees who have plans to or are currently enrolled in post-secondary education in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical program.
This year, the Heart of Tomorrow Scholarship has been awarded to 217 recipients from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota in the amount of $1,000 each. Winning applicants were chosen based upon their academic record, involvement in school and community activities and a statement of educational, career and long-term goals.
“Sanford Health believes in investing in its communities and its families,” stated Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford Health President and CEO. “We are proud to support the children of our employees in their pursuit for higher education.”
For a complete list of recipients by hometown, click here.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and consists of two long-standing organizations that merged in 2009. Sanford is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit healthcare system in the nation with a presence in 111 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Belize and Ireland.
Sanford Health includes 32 hospitals, 111 clinic locations and more than 900 physicians in 70 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 20,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a healthcare organization in America. This gift is making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit www.sanfordhealth.org.
Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Manager | Sioux Falls Region
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