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Gundersen Boscobel awards 7 scholarships


Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics recently awarded scholarships to seven deserving students beginning their journeys into healthcare.

Three Southwest Wisconsin Technical College students received $500 scholarships. Recipients are Rebecca Homa, of Lancaster, who is in the Nursing program; Aimee Salzgeber of Boscobel, who is in the Medical Laboratory Technician program; and Kali Schroeder, of Platteville, who is in the Physical Therapy Assistant program.

In her letter of thanks, Homa shared, "Thanks to your generous scholarship, I will have more financial freedom, thus allowing me to spend more time discovering all areas and aspects of nursing."

In addition, four high school graduates were awarded $750 scholarships. Recipients are Olivia Loos and Kaci Wallace, both of Boscobel; Emily Ruchti, of Fennimore; and Michael Schaefer, of Riverdale.

Each of these students will pursue careers in healthcare. Loos is attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse studying Radiation Therapy; Wallace attends Southwest Tech for Nursing; Ruchti is enrolled at Edgewood College for Nursing and Schaefer also attends UW-La Crosse for Occupational Therapy.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to help area students who will someday impact our profession," said Gundersen Boscobel Chief Executive Officer David Hartberg. "There are shortages in so many areas in the field of healthcare and it is wonderful to see talented individuals making the decision to make a positive impact in our field."

Scholarships are one of the most impactful ways of giving, said Natalie Tolleson, director of community relations. 

"We are able to help make education a little more cost-effective for students whose passion is healthcare," she said. "As most of them tell us, that makes them want to give back someday themselves."

Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics has a long tradition of awarding scholarships. To learn more, visit

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