Fort HealthCare is offering scholarships totaling over $25,000 for the 2019-20 academic year to students pursuing careers in health care.

Scholarships are being offered by the Fort HealthCare Partners, Fort HealthCare Medical Staff and Fort Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Students interested in applying can complete an application online at www.FortHealthCare.com/scholarships. Applications are due by March 2, 2020. Completing one application makes you eligible for each scholarship applicable to the degree you are pursuing.

Applicants must be residents, high school graduates from Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Helenville, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Palmyra, Sullivan or Whitewater, or employees at Fort HealthCare. While grade-point average is important, it not always is the primary consideration.

Information about one’s community involvement/volunteer work also is requested. Additional criteria specific to each scholarship are listed as follows.

Fort HealthCare Partners Scholarships

Health Career Advancing

Scholarships

Health Careers Advancing Education Scholarships are awarded to candidates who currently hold a degree or certification in a health-care field and now are enrolled in a course of study that leads to an advanced degree in a health-care field.

High School Student Applications

Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students pursuing a career in the health-care field.

Woody Finn Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Woody Finn, a long-time dedicated volunteer of Fort Memorial Hospital, a 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.

Fort Memorial Hospital

Medical Staff Scholarship

The Fort Memorial Hospital Medical Staff sponsors several $1,000 to $3,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 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.

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. A 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

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 Kolasinski, preference will be given to medical students beyond their second year and nursing students beyond their first year.

Estelle Stinson Chase and

Peter A. Chase Scholarship

The Estelle Stinson Chase and Peter A. Chase Scholarship awards 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.

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.

Wanda L. Draeger Nursing

Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Wanda L. Draeger, RN, who was an obstetrics nurse at Fort HealthCare for 45 years. Applicants currently must be enrolled and have completed at least one year in an accredited nursing school.

Arthur and Nancy Nesbitt Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Nesbitts in appreciation for the excellent care provided by Fort HealthCare’s nurses. Applicants must be employees of Fort HealthCare in good standing and enrolled in an accredited nursing program during the 2019-20 school year.

Dr. Tom and Mary Nordland

Scholarship

Dr. Tom and Mary Nordland established this scholarship to recognize Fort HealthCare employees who are advancing their careers through education. Applicants must be an employee in good standing at Fort HealthCare and pursuing education in preparation for advancing their careers in the health-care industry.

For more information, call (920) 568-5404 or email foundaiton@forthc.com.

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