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.