Saint Michael’s Foundation to offer $3,000 in scholarships

(Stevens Point, WI ) – Saint Michael’s Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Applicants are awarded one scholarship but are allowed to apply for more than one.

Available scholarships: 

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 healthcare education.  The Richard A. Eckberg Memorial Scholarship will award one $1,000 post-secondary education scholarship for the 2014/2015 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 healthcare 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 2014/2015 academic year to a student living in Portage County (or surrounding counties) and is attending an accredited technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program in a healthcare 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 associates 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 2014/2015 academic year to an associate of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital or Ministry Medical Group who is pursuing a degree in a healthcare field from an accredited technical, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program. 

The deadline for all three applications is March 1, 2014. 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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