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Madelia health care students awarded scholarships

Danielle Burnham

Three Madelia-area students pursuing degrees in health care were recently awarded Madelia Health Foundation scholarships.

The Pam Masters Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Danielle Burnham. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a Madelia-area student or individual who is interested in pursuing education or advanced education in nursing. Funding for the scholarship was provided by a donation to the Madelia Health Foundation from Pam and Michael Masters.

Burnham is a certified medical assistant and has worked at Madelia Health since 2014. She is enrolled in the associate of nursing program at Rasmussen University-Mankato Campus.

Burnham began her advanced coursework to become a registered nurse in 2021.

The Yoshiko Masters scholarship has been awarded to Kaitlyn Kirchner. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a Madelia-area student who is interested in pursuing education or training in radiology or laboratory science. Funding for the scholarship was provided by a donation to the Madelia Health Foundation from Pam and Michael Masters, in memory of Yoshiko Masters, a former Madelia Health laboratory employee.

Kaitlyn Kirchner

Kirchner will be attending the University of South Dakota pursuing her degree in medical biology.

The MHF Healthcare Scholarship for Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial was awarded to Lillian Graupman. Graupman will be attending South Dakota State University pursuing her Registered Nursing degree. This $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School student who is pursuing a career in health care.

All foundation scholarships are renewable, providing multi-year support to awardees.

These health care scholarships are made possible through donations from the community and faithful MH supporters. The scholarships are offered annually to demonstrate its commitment to local health care and our youth.

Lillian Graupman

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