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Fort HealthCare Partners scholarships available

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Applications for scholarship awards are available to qualified area students pursuing a career in a healthcare field. Applications for six scholarship awards in the amount of $2,000 each are currently available. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2014 to be considered.

Graduating High School Seniors residing in the Fort HealthCare service area may apply for the Fort HealthCare Partners High School Scholarship awards. This is an academic scholarship for students enrolling in a health care major at the baccalaureate program level. 

Students beyond high school who have a certification or degree in the healthcare field and are enrolled in a course of study with a higher degree may apply for the Partners Advancing Education Scholarship awards. Eligible candidates must reside or be employed in the Fort HealthCare service area, which includes all of Jefferson County, Cambridge and Whitewater.

Graduating high school seniors and adult students involved in community volunteer work may apply for the Woody Finn Memorial Scholarship. Qualified applicants must have logged at least 50 hours of volunteer service in a recent 12 month period.

All qualified applicants must be accepted at an accredited educational institution. Applications are available on-line at Applications are also available in the guidance departments at area high schools and technical colleges, or may be picked up at the Volunteer Services Department at Fort Memorial Hospital, 611 Sherman Avenue, East in Fort Atkinson.

Fort HealthCare Partners awards $14,000 in health career scholarships annually, and provides funding for new equipment, new services and patient education at Fort HealthCare. Additionally, the Partners organization regularly provides volunteer services that supplement the basic functions of hospital staff to make a patient’s stay more pleasant.

Fort HealthCare Partners is a voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the interests of Fort HealthCare and its patients. Volunteers donate their time and energy to help others, enjoy opportunities to learn new skills, get a better understanding of the health field, and use some of their free time more productively.

Persons interested in more information about Partners scholarships or volunteering may call Kari Behling, volunteer services manager at 920-568-5276. New volunteers are always welcome.