Fort Memorial Hospital
611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000 | La linea de mensajes: (920) 568-5001


Fort HealthCare scholarship programs have combined the application process into one unified application made available to you online. You may review the individual scholarship program descriptions shown below, however all applications are reviewed by the issuing organizations to see if you meet their scholarship program requirements. There is no need to identify which program you wish to be considered for because you’re considered for all scholarships for which you may qualify.

Applications need to be submitted by April 4th to be considered for each calendar year.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submitting an application for these scholarships has passed. Please keep us in mind for next year!

Application Requirements

1)  Review scholarship descriptions shown below.

2)  Submit application form and supporting documents.
     The online application process is currently closed until next year’s scholarships become available!

Supporting Documents

1)  Essay –  A short essay (one page) describing the following:

What are your purpose and goals for a career in healthcare?
Describe the life experiences and volunteer activities that have helped shape your goals.
What impact would a scholarship have for you?

2)  Transcript of recent grades covering a minimum of the last 3 semesters.
(may include high school)

3)  Resume of community involvement and extra-curricular activities.

4)  ACT and/or SAT scores (if taken)

5)  Two (2) letters of reference including one from someone not affiliated with your school.

6) Any additional scholarship specific documents required (read below).

Fort HealthCare Partners Scholarships

Fort HealthCare Partners annually awards scholarships to area students.

Candidates must be residents in the Fort HealthCare service area, which includes Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Helenville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan, and Whitewater. While grade point average is important, it is not the primary consideration. Financial need will be considered as well as community/professional activities.

Nursing Scholarship – Associate Degree

To encourage the completion of coursework by future nurses, scholarships are made available to students who are currently enrolled in an Associate Degree Nursing Program. There are two awards available at $500 each.

Applications accepted annually from July 1st – August 15th. (see details)
For more information please call Volunteer Services at (920) 568-5276.

Health Career Advancing Scholarship

Scholarships are available for 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. There are two awards available at $1500 each.

High School Student

Scholarships are available to graduating high school students pursuing a healthcare field degree. There are three awards available at $1500 each.

Woody Finn Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Woody Finn, a long-time dedicated volunteer of Fort Memorial Hospital, a $1500 scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in health care and serves regularly in a volunteer role.

Note: Woody Finn Memorial Scholarship applicants must include at least one (1) complete and signed Volunteer Verification Form.

For more information please call Volunteer Services at (920) 568-5276.

Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship

Handeyside Scholarship

The Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff sponsor several  scholarships, up to $1,500 each, 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 please call the Medical Staff Coordinator at (920) 568-5194.

Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarships

Scott W. Hulstein Scholarship

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.

Cynthia McKinley Kolasinski Scholarship

The Cynthia McKinley Kolasinski Scholarships are to 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 Scholarships are to be awarded 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 $5000 available. Amount 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 our 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.

Nursing Education Scholarships

Nursing Education Scholarships are designated to assist RNs employed by Fort HealthCare to attain their post graduate degree (BSN or MSN). These scholarships are for the express purpose of defraying direct educational expenses of the recipient and shall be made payable to the educational institute in the name of the student. A recent donation from Arthur and Nancy Nesbitt has made a mid-year distribution possible.

Wanda L. Draeger Nursing Scholarships – New

Wanda L. Draeger Nursing Scholarships will be awarded to nursing students who have shown their commitment to a career in nursing by successfully completing at least one year in nursing school. To honor the 48 years Wanda devoted to nursing, her family created this scholarship in her memory as a nurse and mother. Wanda would be thrilled to know that she is continuing to help fellow nurses.

For more information please call the Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation at (920) 568-5404.