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Scholarship applications now available

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fort HealthCare Partners awards health career scholarships annually, and provides funding for new equipment, new services and patient education. Additionally the Partners organization provides volunteer services that supplement the basic functions of hospital staff by making a
patient’s stay more pleasant.

Scholarship applications availableFort 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.

Applications for scholarship awards are now available to qualified area students who are pursuing a career in a healthcare field. Applications for six scholarship awards in the amount of $2000 each are currently available. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2012 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 baccalaureate program.

Students beyond high school, who have a certification or degree in the healthcare field and are enrolled in a course of study to advance their education to a higher level, may apply for the Partners Advancing Education Scholarship awards. Eligible candidates must reside or be employed in the Fort HealthCare service area.

All students who are 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.

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.

In addition, the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation is offering nine scholarships valued at $500 to $1000 each.

The Ormay Mason Freye Scholarship was created by Jerry and Tom Mason in memory of their mother, Ormay Freye, who was a registered nurse serving the local industry and the Fort Atkinson schools. Applicants must be seniors in high school or currently enrolled in school pursuing a program of registered nursing. Two $1000 scholarships are available.

The Scott W. Hulstein Scholarship was set up by his parents, Gerrit and Rebecca Hulstein, in his memory. Applicants must reside in Jefferson County. They may 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. One $750 scholarship is available.

The Cynthia McKinley Kolasinski Scholarships are 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. Three $600 scholarships are available.

The Estelle Stinson Chase & Peter A. Chase Scholarships are awarded to Fort HealthCare employees who are studying nursing (LPN, ADN, BSN Completion, MSN) at an accredited
college or university. Three $500 scholarships are available.

All qualified applicants must be accepted at an accredited institution. The applications are available online at Applications are also available in the guidance departments at area high schools and technical colleges, or may be picked up at the
hospital Volunteer Services department or Foundation office.