January 15, 2016
Fort HealthCare is offering scholarships totaling $26,350 for the 2016-17 academic year to students pursuing careers in healthcare who reside on our primary service area. Scholarships are being offered by the Fort HealthCare Partners, Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff and Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.
This year we are offering a new online application for students interested in applying. The application can be found at our website www.FortHealthCare.com/scholarships. Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2015 and are due by April 4, 2016. Please note we are only accepting applications online.
Candidates for all Fort HealthCare scholarships must be residents of Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Helenville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, or Whitewater. While grade point average is important, it is not the primary consideration. Community involvement and financial need may also be considered in determining awards. Additional criteria specific to each scholarship are listed below. Applicants will be considered for every scholarship for which they are eligible by completing one application.
To encourage the completion of coursework by future nurses, two $1,000 nursing scholarships are available to students who are currently enrolled in an associate degree nursing program.
Health Career Advancing Scholarships
Two $2,000 Health Careers Advancing Education Scholarships are awarded to candidates who currently hold a degree or certification in a healthcare field and are now enrolled in a course of study that leads to an advanced degree in a healthcare field.
High School Student Applications
Three $2,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
Woody Finn Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Woody Finn, a long-time dedicated volunteer of Fort Memorial Hospital, a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in health care who serves regularly in a volunteer role.
For more information about the Partners scholarships call (920) 568-5276.
The Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff sponsor a $1,500 scholarship in memory of Dr. Robert Handeyside. Graduating seniors, who reside or attend school in the Fort HealthCare service area (Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Helenville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, and Whitewater) and have chosen a career in the health field, are eligible for this scholarship.
For more information about Medical Staff Scholarships, call (920) 568-5194.
Scott W. Hulstein Scholarship
The Scott W. Hulstein Scholarship was set up by his parents, Gerrit and Rebecca Hulstein, in his memory. A $750 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or an undergraduate currently enrolled at a college or technical school pursuing a degree in the health care field.
Cynthia McKinley Kolasinski Scholarship
Three $600 Cynthia McKinley Kolasinski Scholarships will be awarded to students studying medicine or nursing at an accredited institution of higher learning. Per the trust established by Ms. Kolasinski, preference will be given to medical students beyond their second year and nursing students beyond their first year.
Estelle Stinson Chase & Peter A. Chase Scholarship
The Estelle Stinson Chase & Peter A. Chase Scholarship awards $1,500 to Fort HealthCare employees who are studying nursing (LPN, ADN, BSN Completion, MSN) at an accredited college or university. Consideration is given to the applicant’s service and involvement in the community and Fort HealthCare, excluding job related activities.
Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Scholarship
Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled, or will be enrolled this fall, in an accredited Medical School, Baccalaureate, Masters or Associate Degree program located in the State of Wisconsin with a medical or health sciences field. Up to $5,000 is available. Award amounts will be dependent on the number of qualified applicants.
Dr. Donald and Barbara Williams Scholarship
This Scholarship was established by Dr. Donald and Barbara Williams in recognition of the important role Fort HealthCare employees play in providing excellent care for the people we serve. Applicants must be an employee in good standing at Fort HealthCare and pursuing education in a health care field. The financial need of each applicant will be taken into consideration. Up to $3,000 is available. Scholarship amounts will depend on the number of applicants selected for awards.
For more information about Foundation scholarships call (920) 568-5404.