Student Scholarships

ThedaCare Family of Foundations Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the scholarship opportunities offered through the ThedaCare Family of Foundations. Thanks to the gracious and generous support of area donors, the following scholarships were made possible. Please click here to create a user account and access the application.

Application deadline is May 29, 2016.

Below you will find information on the available scholarships. For more information, please contact the ThedaCare Family of Foundations at (920) 738-6503 or foundationscholarships@thedacare.org.    

Dianne Bergstrom Nursing Scholarship
In December of 2009, John F. Bergstrom established an endowment to provide scholarships in honor of his wife, Dianne, who dedicated her career as a Registered Nurse to Theda Clark Medical Center for 25 years. Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students from the Fox Valley and surrounding communities.  

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be accepted into a nursing program or be continuing his/her education toward a degree in nursing or an advanced degree. Consideration will also be made for students who have a current CNA license and are working toward becoming accepted to a certified nursing program.
  • Reside primarily within the service area of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah (including the following counties: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, or Winnebago). 

Boehnlein Nursing Scholarship
Mr. Harvey Boehnlein honored his first wife, Ms. Ruth Stowe Boehnlein, and her lifetime of service as a registered nurse and supervisor of Theda Clark Medical Center’s obstetrics department through this scholarship. He established an additional fund to honor his second wife, Ms. Gretchen Johnson. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be accepted into a nursing program or be continuing his/her education toward a degree in nursing or an advanced degree. Consideration will also be made for students who have a current CNA license and are working toward becoming accepted to a certified nursing program.
  • Reside primarily within the service area of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah (including the following counties: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, or Winnebago counties). 

Dr. Marshall and Mary Boudry Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Marshall and Mary Boudry, longtime residents of the area, by the Boudry children.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be accepted to an accredited school with a health-related program to pursue a four-year degree.
  • Be graduating high school from a community within the service area of ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca (including the following school districts: Iola-Scandanavia, Manawa, Waupaca, Weyauwega-Fremont, or Wild Rose).   

Jodie Kacer Mission Trip Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late Jodie Kacer, who was an employee of ThedaCare for over forty years.  Jodie had a passion to help others.  Each year she spent several months volunteering in Africa and Guatemala, so her desire was to establish a scholarship for ThedaCare employees who bring medical aid to underserved populations through a mission trip.  

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be an employee of ThedaCare.
  • Traveling within the United States, US Territories or internationally to help organizations bring medical aid to underserved populations. 

Jayme Reetz Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the late Jayme Reetz, a registered nurse who provided her patients at Appleton Medical Center with sincere and exceptional care. Scholarships in the range of $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to one or more students that are pursuing a degree in nursing.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be an employee of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.
  • Be pursuing continuing education to become: RN, BSN, Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • The applicant must be accepted or currently enrolled in a fully accredited professional nursing program at a university, college or technical school. 

Isabelle Rowe Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the late Julian Rowe in 2007 to honor his wife and help healthcare workers as they pursue their dreams of becoming a nurse.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Have been accepted to, or currently attending, a school with an accredited nursing program.
  • Be seeking a nursing degree.
  • Reside primarily within the service area of ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca (including the following communities: Amherst, Fremont, Iola, King, Manawa, Ogdensbug, Scandinaviea, Waupaca, Weyauwega, and Wild Rose). 

Nancy B. Salan Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Nancy, who was well known in the Waupaca area for her commitment to the nursing profession and support of the community through her service to others.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Have been accepted to, or be attending, a school with an accredited nursing program.Be seeking a nursing degree.
  • Have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in their most recent semester of study.
  • Reside primarily within the service area of ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca (including the following communities: Amherst, Fremont, Iola, King, Manawa, Ogdensburg, Scandinavia, Waupaca, Weyauwega, and Wild Rose). 

Sharon Stanlik Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Virginia Plewa, the mother of Sharon Stanlik. Sharon, wishing she had pursued a degree in nursing, wanted to honor the great care her mother received and help others pursuing their dreams. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student from the Fox Valley and surrounding communities that is pursuing a degree in nursing. 

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be accepted into a nursing program or be continuing his/her education toward a degree in nursing or an advanced degree. Consideration will also be made for students who have a current CNA license and are working toward becoming accepted to a certified nursing program.
  • Reside primarily within the service area of ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton (including the following counties: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, or Winnebago).

Volunteers of ThedaCare Waupaca Scholarships

The Volunteers of ThedaCare Waupaca offer healthcare scholarships to students interested in healthcare careers. To apply, please print and submit one of the following application forms:

Health Careers Scholarship - Initial Application Form

Health Careers Scholarship - Renewal Application Form

Health Careers Scholarship - Employee Application Form