Saint Michael’s Foundation announces scholarships

(Stevens Point, WI) – Saint Michael’s Foundation has awarded $11,000 in scholarships to area students pursuing careers in health care.

Megan Schultz, attending Mid-State Technical College Nursing Program, received the Richard A. Eckberg Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Eckberg was a highly respected physician and teacher at Ministry Medical Group (then known as Rice Medical Center) who greatly valued education. The Eckberg Scholarship Fund, established by his family, recognizes academic achievement and a strong dedication to health care.

Cole Marschke, attending Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Robert Weaver was a well-regarded professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Weaver passed away in February 2008 after a lengthy illness that required him to receive daily treatments at Saint Michael’s Hospital. Established by Dr. Weaver’s family, the scholarship honors Dr. Weaver’s commitment to higher education and supports staff at Saint Michael’s Hospital.

Saint Michael’s Foundation High School Scholarships were awarded to six area graduates: Stephanie Winske, SPASH; Julie Krzykowski, SPASH; Stephanie Will, SPASH; Trina Firkus-Yenter, Rosholt High School; Colin Sinnott, SPASH; Alanna Jirschele, SPASH

Saint Michael’s Foundation Post Secondary Scholarships were awarded to Caitlin Shannon, Marquette University Major in Nursing, Minor in Spanish for health professions; John Schneck, Mid-State Technical College Biomedical Informatics Program; Lisa Lucht, Mid-State Technical College Nursing Program; Janet Jeske, Mid-State Technical College Nursing Program

Saint Michael’s Foundation Employee Scholarships were awarded to Lynne Derezinski, UW- Oshkosh for Master of Science in Nursing with Family Nurse practitioner emphasis; Steve Xiong, Western Michigan University Physician Assistant Graduate Program.

For more information or to receive a scholarship application, call Saint Michael's Foundation at 715-346-5349.

Saint Michael’s Foundation was established in 1989 with a mission to develop, manage, and grant charitable support to meet the health care needs of our community. Serving as the funding provider for community health services and education, Saint Michael’s Foundation primarily funds community education programs, Lifeline, cancer support services, health screenings, health education scholarships, and patient education initiatives.

 
 
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