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BCBSND Caring Foundation helps address workforce shortage by offering student scholarships

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Each year, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation offers scholarships to 26 nursing and health profession students across North Dakota. This is the fifth year our Caring Foundation has offered these scholarships to N.D. students.

Dan Conrad, chairman of the BCBSND Caring Foundation stated, “We are excited to announce this year’s recipients of the Health Profession Scholarship, as we believe in investing in the education of our future health care professionals. We hope that we can continue to lead in our mission to creating a stronger, healthier North Dakota.” 

Congratulations, recipients!

The following outstanding students have each received a $2,500 Health Profession Scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Alayanna Klein, Hazen, N.D. – Psychology at University of Jamestown.
  • Allie Wahlund, Minot, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Anna Lambertz, West Fargo, N.D. – Psychology at University of North Dakota.
  • Amanda Papke, Bismarck, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Brooke Campbell, West Fargo, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Brooklyn Klein, Fargo, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Cassie Holt, Bismarck, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Chelbi Laducer, Belcourt, N.D. – Social Work at North Dakota State University.
  • Christina Bingham, Max, N.D. – Nursing at University of Mary.
  • Emily Dinius, New England, N.D. – Nursing at University of Jamestown.
  • Hailey Wanner, Bismarck, N.D. – Pharmacy at North Dakota State University.
  • Haley Fisher, Fargo, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Jared Schommer, Grand Forks, ND – Medicine at University of North Dakota.
  • Justin Schafer, Mandan, N.D. – Medicine at University of North Dakota.
  • Kristyl Blowers, Granville, N.D. – Paramedic Tech at Dakota College at Bottineau.
  • Kylie Pastian, Hillsboro, N.D. – Medicine at University of North Dakota.
  • Lexi Hernandez, Grafton, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State College of Science.
  • Lorinda Leben, Devils Lake, N.D. – Social Work at Cankdeska Cikana Community College.
  • Madeline Wilkie, Rolla, N.D. – Radiology Tech at Minot State University.
  • Maia Hilscher, West Fargo, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Marie Wold, Battleview, N.D. – Nursing at Williston State College.
  • Natalie Carriveau, West Fargo, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.
  • Paige Billadeau, Bismarck, N.D. – Nursing at University of Mary.
  • Quinn Mellmer, Bismarck, N.D. – Nursing at University of Mary.
  • Samantha Fugleberg, Mayville, N.D. – Nursing at North Dakota State University.