Saint Michael’s Foundation announces scholarship availability

(Stevens Point, WI ) – Taylor Bloczynski, Stevens Point, was awarded the Richard A. Eckberg Memorial Scholarship in 2012. Today Taylor is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire successfully pursuing her Nursing Degree.

“I am very grateful not only for the financial help, but also for the recognition,” shared Bloczynski. “There were many applicants, and I was honored to be chosen, it means a great deal to know that the committee considered me worthy of this gift that will allow me to further my academic goals and dreams to become an RN.”

Saint Michael’s Foundation will award $3,000 in scholarships to more students like Taylor for the 2013/2014 academic year.   Available scholarships include:
Richard A. Eckberg Memorial Scholarship, established in 1998 by the family of Dr. Richard A. Eckberg. Dr. Eckberg was a highly respected surgeon and served on the Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital staff for 22 years.  Dr. Eckberg was a great asset to our community and this scholarship is a fitting tribute to his commitment to health care education.  The Richard A. Eckberg Memorial Scholarship will award one $1,000 post-secondary education scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year a student living in Portage County (or the surrounding counties) and is attending an accredited technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program in a health care field. 

Ministry Saint Michael’s Medical Staff Scholarship, established in 2009 by the Medical Staff at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital. The scholarship will award one $1,000 post-secondary education scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year to a student living in Portage County (or the surrounding counties) and is attending an accredited technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program in a health care field.  The recipient of the Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship will be chosen based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, volunteer service, strong career motivation and personal recommendations. Financial need and children of Ministry Medical Group and Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital employees will be given strong consideration.

Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship, established in 2008 by Dr. Robert Weaver’s family to honor his commitment to higher education and to thank the staff of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital for the compassionate and quality care that was provided to him during his life. The Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship will award one $1,000 education scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year to an employee of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital or Ministry Medical Group who is pursuing a degree in a health care field from an accredited technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program. 

The deadline for all three applications is March 1, 2013. Scholarship application materials can be downloaded from the Saint Michael’s Foundation website at www.ministryhealth.org/smfscholarships.  Application materials are also available by contacting the Foundation office at 715.346.5349.
 

 
 
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