• By Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota Rochester announce Mayo Clinic Invest In Success Scholars program

October 29, 2020
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota Rochester announce the launch of the Mayo Clinic Invest In Success Scholars program. This program aims to increase learning opportunities for students seeking a career in health care.  

"Mayo Clinic is investing in creating our future workforce that will cure, connect and transform health care. The University of Minnesota Rochester is an excellent partner, given their innovative programs and outstanding faculty," says Cathy Fraser, chief human resources officer, Mayo Clinic. "By supporting aspiring students of health care, we increase the number and capabilities of people choosing health care as a career and, ideally, Mayo as a place to work."

The Mayo Clinic Invest In Success Scholars program provides annual four-year scholarships to a recruited cohort of students who demonstrate financial need. These scholarships support these students' journeys toward health science degrees and senior capstone experiences that equip them to address the rapidly evolving world of health care.

In addition to the scholarship, students in the program are offered in-depth experiences at Mayo Clinic, including:

  • Career exploration events with behind-the-scenes tours and visits.
  • Mentorship programs.
  • Internship opportunities.
  • Work study experiences.

"The University of Minnesota Rochester campus is thrilled to partner with Mayo Clinic as we continue to prepare graduates to design solutions for the global health challenges of the 21st century," says Lori Carrell, Ph.D., chancellor, University of Minnesota Rochester. "The Mayo Clinic Invest In Success Scholars program will provide students with the necessary resources to complete their education while developing habits of mind and heart to become future-ready talent for Mayo Clinic and the state of Minnesota."  

The program, which accepted its first cohort of eight students in early 2020, plans to recruit an additional 10 students for the 2021 cohort.

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About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for additional Mayo Clinic news and Mayo Clinic Facts for more information about Mayo.

About University of Minnesota Rochester Campus
One of five campuses in the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Rochester offers students an unparalleled education in the health sciences, including an integrated, hands-on curriculum, personalized attention, and a learning experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. Immersed in the heart of one of the nation’s most health-focused communities, students engage with medical professionals on a daily basis and graduate prepared to transform knowledge into discovery in the ever-changing world of health care. Visit r.umn.edu.  

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