Donors Fund Nursing Scholarships

Nursing Scholarship imageOne of the hallmarks of Froedtert Hospital has been our commitment to staff education and for eight years, the Nursing Scholarship Program has been a prime example of that commitment. Best of all, the scholarships are available because of the support of generous donors to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation.

Due to this donor support, four staff members were each awarded $2,500 toward their nursing education. A recent contribution to the Foundation of $20,000, funds two scholarships this year. Margaret Karas and Christa Marschall, are recognized as the Donald and Jean Turek Scholars, in recognition of the couple whose estate provided this generous gift. This is the eighth year this scholarship has been offered to all eligible Froedtert staff members specifically for the advancement of nursing education.

The scholarships are awarded by the Froedtert Nursing Scholarship Selection Team – a team of nursing and education staff who are dedicated to furthering nursing education at Froedtert.

This year’s recipients of a nursing scholarship for the 2013 – 2014 academic year are:

  • Andrea Ebben, Staff RN/Educator, 3SW
  • Margaret Karas, Clinical Cancer Center Faith Clinic
  • Christa Marschall, Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Michele Thiessenhusen, Educational Services

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients!

Many donors who make a gift to the Froedtert Hospital Foundation have a particular area of interest.  If you do, you may designate your gift to support the Froedtert Hospital program that means the most to you.  

Donors support virtually every area of Froedtert Hospital, including patient care, research, and education. 

Whatever your choice, your generosity will help Froedtert to provide exceptional care and state-of-the-art technology to our community.  Whatever your choice, your gift makes a difference.

Gifts made to Froedtert Hospital Foundation may be designated for any of these highlighted programs and many more.  (click for a complete list of areas you may support).

Highlighted Programs & Initiatives

Sim Center

Simulated learning centers (abbreviated as Sim Centers) take the learning process out of real-life (and death) scenarios and into the safety of virtual reality. By using full-size mannequins, props and even actors, Sim Centers allows participants to make and learn from their mistakes without harming actual patients.

To better train our caregivers, Froedtert is building it's own Simulated Learning Center.

Trauma Center

Supports southeast Wisconsin’s only adult Level I Trauma Center. These funds include support for safety education and violence prevention.


Provides support for the comprehensive cardiac and heart surgery programs within the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Heart and Vascular Center.


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