Family members of frontline healthcare workers who died due to COVID-19 now have an additional support tool for those planning to further their education.
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and Scholarship America, which claims to be the nation’s largest private scholarship provider, have created the Frontline Families Scholarship Fund, the organizations announced Wednesday. The program will provide post-secondary educational assistance to the surviving family members of frontline healthcare workers and volunteers in the United States who lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19.
“Through the Frontline Families Scholarship Fund, we can all help make a difference for the families whose loved ones served on the frontline during the pandemic and were lost due to COVID-19,” Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., a epidemiologist with the University of Minnesota, said in a statement.
The fund has raised more than $1.9 million for families. Eligible applicants should apply for the funding by 3 p.m. CST June 10, 2021.