BISMARCK, N.D. • The University of Mary has some good news for health care workers and teachers: it is providing a one-time Thank You Scholarship opportunity for health care workers or teachers as a thank you for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re excited to offer this scholarship so many in the health care and education fields can take advantage of the opportunity as they go through these trying times,” stated University of Mary Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Jennifer Barry. Since this is a first-come first-serve award, we are encouraging professionals in these fields to act quickly so we can get them started and into the program without delay.”

Health care and education programs that qualify for the scholarship are the Master of Education (M. Ed), Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSK), Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology (MS CEP), Master of Arts in Music (MA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and the dual degree Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA).

The scholarship applies to new students only who begin their program within any spring, summer or fall 2021 semester. Students need to confirm their enrollment by April 30, 2021, in order to claim the scholarship.

Those interested or wanting to learn more should contact Barry at or (701) 355-8372.

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“Now, more than ever, these frontline workers are essential to the viability of our communities throughout the country and need our support,” she said. “Hopefully, this scholarship will help kickstart their degree, and lessen some of the financial burden.”