Inspiring Health Sponsorship Program

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Our Inspiring Health Sponsorship Program provides financial resources for students who commit to a professional career at Brookings Health System. The sponsorship is a loan forgiveness program that forgives the sponsorship amount over a three-year period.

How It Works

Brookings Health System will regularly review health occupation needs within the organization. Based on those needs, Brookings Health will open the program to eligible candidates pursuing degrees in the needed fields.

Sponsorship awards are paid to the candidate on the first payroll after successful certification/licensure in the State of South Dakota. Recipients commit to maintain full-time employment (36 to 40 hours per week) for three years.

Financial resources are provided directly to the candidate. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines, all taxes associated with the financial resource becomes due at the time of forgiveness. Recipients will see taxes deducted in the tax year of their employment.

Who Is Eligible?

Applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited health occupation program and in good academic standing. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How Do I Apply?

Interested candidates should complete our online application process. In addition, candidates should provide two professional references, a school transcript, and write a 250-word essay on their professional goals.