4th annual Sandy Mazur Scholarship open for applications
Founded in honor of former President Sandy Mazur, the scholarship will award at least $2,500 to a select group of winners.
PERHAM — Spherion Staffing and Recruiting announced that its Sandy Mazur Excellence in Leadership Scholarship is accepting applications now through April 30. Founded in honor of former President Sandy Mazur, who served an 18-year tenure at Spherion, the scholarship honors her contributions to the company and will award at least $2,500 to a select group of winners.
The purpose of the scholarship is to support aspiring students of all ages seeking higher education who demonstrate the qualities that Mazur embodied. Her unwavering passion to make a difference in others' lives served as an example to Spherion offices nationwide, including Perham, and continues to inspire them to fund this scholarship program. This year’s application is open to anyone seeking secondary education, including college, technical school or skilled training programs. To qualify, applicants must hold a GPA of 2.5 or above, be pursuing a continuing education program and must reside in a county with a Spherion office. Applicants' financial needs will also be considered.
“I am thrilled to be part of a program that celebrates the contributions and impact our future leaders are making,” said Mazur. “Spherion’s dedication to giving back continues to amaze me. Each year I am so impressed. Good luck to this year’s applicants!”
The 2022 Sandy Mazur scholarship recipients were Jacob Reeder, Emma Schultz and Elizabeth Wunderlich. Spherion’s scholarship committee selected these winners based on their embodiment of the characteristics of leadership, excellence and passion.
The Spherion franchise community, led by Beth DeLaney and Michael Chalmers, coordinates the online application with Ohio-based nonprofit The Richland County Foundation, which disburses grants for charitable organizations. The application asks entrants to share examples of their community service involvement and how they “pay it forward.” With names and locations removed, the Scholarship Selection Committee will review applications and select the winners based on merit.
For more information or interested applicants, the Sandy Mazur Scholarship application is available online at www.spherion.com/scholarship .
To donate to the Sandy Mazur Scholarship, richlandcountyfoundation.org/donate and select “Sandy Mazur/Spherion Excellence in Leadership Scholarship” from the drop-down menu.