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Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation scholarship applications now available

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from students pursuing health careers during the 2014-2015 academic school year. Scholarships valued at $500 to $5,000 each are available for students at the undergrad and graduate levels. Applications must be submitted online through the Fort Scholarships website, operated by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, by February 15.

According to Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Dwight Heaney, the Foundation was invited to participate in the scholarship application and award process made available by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation. “Most students are accustomed to making application to a variety of scholarships online,” says Heaney. “We welcome the opportunity to make our applications accessible and easier to complete as many students often apply for multiple scholarships through one application site.” A number of scholarships offered by the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation are listed on the Fort Scholarships website. They are:

The Scott W. Hulstein Scholarship, established by his parents Gerrit and Rebecca Hulstein, in his memory. Applicants can be a high school senior or currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or technical school pursuing a degree in the health care field and must reside in Jefferson County. One $750 scholarship is available.

The Cynthia McKinley Kolasinski Scholarships, awarded to students studying medicine or nursing at an accredited institution of higher learning. According to the trust established by Ms. Kolasinski, preference will be given to medical students beyond their second year and nursing students beyond their first year. Three $600 scholarships are available.

The Estelle Stinson Chase & Peter A. Chase Scholarships, awarded to Fort HealthCare employees who are studying nursing (LPN, ADN, BSN Completion or MSN) at an accredited
college or university. Consideration is given to the applicant’s service and involvement in the community and to Fort HealthCare, excluding job related activities. Three $500 scholarships are available.

The Fort Memorial Medical Scholarship, established by Mimma Nelson for residents of Jefferson County pursuing a degree in a health care field at a technical school, college or university in Wisconsin. Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in the next fall semester in an accredited medical school, Baccalaureate, Masters or Associate Degree program in a medical or health sciences field. Up to $5,000 is available, but the actual award amount is dependent on the number of qualified applicants. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need.

For all Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation scholarships, qualified applicants must be accepted at an accredited institution prior to scholarship distribution. Applications are only available online at For more information regarding the scholarships described above, you may also contact the Foundation office at (920) 568-5404 or email at

Detailed information about each scholarship offered by the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation, as well as those scholarships offered by the Fort HealthCare Partners and Fort HealthCare medical staff, can be found at