Andrews Receives Brookings Health System’s Health Professions Scholarship

  • October 15, 2015

Brandon Andrews
Brandon Andrews

Brandon Andrews, wide receiver on South Dakota State’s football team and a senior pre-physical therapy/exercise science major, was selected by the Athletic Department Scholarship Committee as the 2015-16 recipient of the Brookings Health System Health Professions Scholarship in athletics.

“The Health Professions Scholarship allows Brookings Health System to invest in tomorrow’s work force by helping future health care providers achieve their career goals,” said CEO and President Jason Merkley. “We congratulate Brandon on his academic excellence and we’re enjoying cheering the Jackrabbit football team this fall.”

Brookings Health System established the Health Professions Scholarship in 2008. It recognizes a student who is a sophomore level or above, has a cumulative 3.0 GPA and is enrolled on the Brookings campus. Eligible students should major in a health related field, including athletic training, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, psychology, pre-med, pre physical therapy or medical lab science.

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About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, White Medical Clinic and Volga Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at