Thursday, February 18, 2016

The March 1 deadline is fast approaching for area high school seniors to get their applications in for the $2,000 J. Scott Sanders M.D. Memorial Scholarship.

In May 2006, the Mankato Clinic lost J. Scott Sanders, one of its most beloved physicians, pulmonologists and critical care specialists after a courageous battle with cancer. In memoriam, the Mankato Clinic Foundation has developed the J. Scott Sanders M.D. Memorial scholarship for high school seniors. Dr. Sanders’ character was renowned in all aspects of his life, which resulted in an unforgettable and life-long impact on others.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must write about how character has been important in achieving their accomplishments to date, how it will be a key cornerstone of their future and how they recognize character in others.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must be a high school senior and reside within the Mankato Clinic service area, which includes Mankato, North Mankato, St. Peter, Lake Crystal, Mapleton and nearby communities. In addition, the applicant must plan to obtain a secondary education following high school graduation. One $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually.

Past winners are: Lauren Kurtz (2008), Mitchell Thune (2009), Callie Jones (2010), Jamie Schlarbaum (2011), Charisse Miller (2012), Medora Dungan (2013), Madelyn Hertaus (2014) and Benjamin Broze (2015).

Applications are due Tuesday, March 1.

For more information or to apply for the scholarship electronically, visit /j-scott-sanders-md-memorial-scholarship-form

To submit a paper copy, please mail the application to the following address:

J. Scott Sanders M.D. Memorial Scholarship

c/o Mankato Clinic Foundation

1400 Madison Ave., Suite 324B

Mankato, MN 56001

Past J. Scott Sanders MD Memorial Scholarship Recipients

2008- Lauren Kurtz, Mankato West High School

2009- Mitchell Thune, LeSueur-Henderson High School

2010- Callie Jones, Mankato West High School

2011- Jamie Schlarbaum, LeSueur-Henderson High School

2012- Charisse Miler, Minnesota Valley High School

2013- Madora Dungan, Mankato West High School

2014- Madelyn Hertaus, Tri-City United High School