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Mayo Clinic Health System offers scholarships

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will award two $1,000 scholarships to non-traditional students in in its Albert Lea service area and two $1,000 scholarships to non-traditional students in its Austin service area who are interested in pursuing an education in health care.

“Non-traditional” students, defined as those who are pursuing post-secondary education five or more years after completing high school or receiving a general education degree. To be eligible, students must live within Albert Lea and Austin service areas and plan an education in the healthcare field.

All scholarships are provided on the basis of leadership, commitment, character and academic ability. Complete scholarship information and applications are available at www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org under locations, choose Albert Lea or Austin and click online services and then scholarships.

Applications should be returned to Melanie Nelson, public affairs, Mayo Clinic Health System, 404 W. Fountain St., Albert Lea, MN  56007 by Nov. 7.

Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Those receiving scholarships will be notified by Dec. 1.