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Tri-County Memorial Foundation Scholarships

Tri-County Memorial Foundation awards healthcare scholarship each year to graduating seniors, community members and Gundersen Tri-County Hospital, Clinics and Care Center employees pursuing a career in the health field.

Scholarship committee and determination: The scholarship committee is a team of Gundersen Tri-County patient-care representatives who can best identify the qualities needed for success in healthcare. The committee will award funds based on scholastic ability, financial need and references recommendations.

Scholastic requirements: The scholarship recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average or B average to continue to qualify for the scholarship. At the end of the first year of study, the recipient will report once by correspondence to the committee of their status and any planned changes. This should include an official transcript. All information submitted will remain confidential.

Application procedure: Candidates must be preparing to attend post-secondary institutions to study healthcare and:

  • Complete the online application
  • Email an essay (no more than one page) describing your healthcare goals and why you have chosen a healthcare career
  • Email your high school or college transcript (as applicable)
  • Email three letters of support from character references

Deadline: All applications and materials must be received by the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics Foundation by March 31.

Notification: The selection committee will notify the recipient and all applicants of the committee's decision by mail at the end of April. Please double-check to make sure your application includes your correct address, phone number, and email address.

Additional Notes:

  • A permanent file will be kept on each scholarship recipient and the funds awarded.
  • The scholarship may be terminated if the recipient drops or changes majors prior to payouts of any scholarship monies; commits an act that would preclude the recipient from working in healthcare; or fails to meet any of the stated criteria.
  • The committee may seek additional information from school and other officials in making their scholarship selection.

Questions: If you have any questions about the application process or the Tri-County Memorial Foundation Healthcare Scholarships please contact Jill Berg at (715) 538-1712 [email protected] or Sue Zimmerman (715) 538-2408 [email protected].

Scholarships

Community Investment Healthcare Scholarships

For the Arcadia, Blair-Taylor, Independence and Whitehall School Districts and communities.

Scholarship history: In 2010, the Tri-County Memorial Foundation created three Community Investment Healthcare Scholarships for graduating seniors, community members and Gundersen Tri-County Hospital, Clinics and Care Center employees.

Scholarship details: A $1,000 Community Investment Healthcare Scholarship will be awarded to one recipient each in the communities and school districts of Arcadia, Blair-Taylor, Independence and Whitehall. Candidates may be graduating seniors, community members, returning to school for healthcare education. This includes employees of Gundersen Tri-County Hospital and Clinics and Care Center.

The Community Investment Healthcare Scholarships will be awarded to three candidates pursuing healthcare-related courses of study.

The scholarship will be paid to the recipient in one sum in mid-summer after a first successful year of coursework.

Ginger Everson Memorial Scholarship

For the Blair-Taylor, Independence and Whitehall School Districts.

Scholarship history: The Ginger Everson Memorial Scholarship was founded in 1973 and honors Virginia "Ginger" Everson, a Whitehall High School student who died in a car accident. She had been accepted into the nursing program at Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wis.

Scholarship details: The Ginger Everson Scholarship will award $1,000 to a recipient enrolled in a four-year program. The funds will be distributed after the completion of the first year. Or the scholarship will award $500 to a recipient attending a two-year program. The funds will be distributed after the completion of the first year.

At the scholarship committee's discretion, it also may award additional smaller amounts to deserving applicants.

The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the scholarship recipient.

This scholarship is also open to Gundersen Tri-County Hospital, Clinics and Care Center employees.

The Ginger Everson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving candidate pursuing a healthcare-related courses of study.

Lisa Rostvold Memorial Nursing Scholarship

For the Blair-Taylor, Eleva-Strum, Independence and Whitehall School Districts.

Scholarship history: The scholarship was founded in 2004 to honor Lisa Rostvold, a 2000 Blair-Taylor High School graduate.

At the time of her death in December 2003, Lisa was a Certified Nursing Assistant at Tri-County Memorial Nursing Home in Whitehall and was pursuing a Licensed Practical Nurse Certification at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.

Scholarship details: The Lisa Rostvold Memorial Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to one recipient in the amount of $1,200. It will be paid in one sum mid-summer after a first successful year of nursing coursework.

Candidates may be graduating seniors or community members returning to school for post-secondary nursing training. This also includes employees of Gundersen Tri-County Hospital, Clinics and Care Center. 

The scholarship will be awarded to one recipient who:

  • Is pursuing a degree as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Demonstrates the need for financial assistance
  • Demonstrated excellent academic achievement; and
  • Demonstrated caring and community mindedness

The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient.

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