2016-04-28 / Life Currents

Johnson awarded one year free tuition

Scholarship award Rachel Johnson with Rick Butte, regional director of extended studies at the St. Cloud campus. Aiming to make a positive impact on the next generation of business leaders, The College of St. Scholastica has awarded one year of free tuition to three students who enrolled in graduate MBA programs earlier this year.

Rachel Johnson of Staples is among the latest recipients of St. Scholastica’s “We Believe in Saints” scholarship.

Johnson, grant writer and executive assistant to the chief nursing officer/ chief operating officer for Lakewood Health System in Staples, is pursuing her MBA in rural health care. She said winning the scholarship means a great deal to her as she finances her education as well as her children’s. She hopes the foundation she gains at St. Scholastica will help her to move into a community health advocacy role, something she’s already learning about by doing some programming and grant writing.

Lynne Hamre, dean of the School of Business and Technology, said the scholarship winners were selected based on their essays answering three questions: why they wanted to pursue graduate education at St. Scholastica, what it means to be a “Saint for life,” and what the impact of free tuition would be for them.

“ The ‘ We Believe in Saints’ scholarship recognizes aspiring leaders by providing an opportunity for them to achieve their graduate education goals,” Hamre said. “St. Scholastica MBA students grow and mature as socially conscious and ethically sound professionals who are ready to lead change in a culturally diverse and complex world.”

The College of St. Scholastica is nationally recognized for quality. Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Money magazine classify it as one of the Midwest’s top regional universities. Learn more at css.edu.

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