Selected through an application process each year, students are evaluated for scholastic achievement, community involvement, connections to the hospital and seriousness of purpose related to becoming a health care professional.
The Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital scholarship program is made possible by contributions from donors throughout the community, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Medical Staff, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Foundation and Volunteers in Partnership. Last year, 21 students were awarded $87,100 to help with college and university expenses. Awards were granted to high school seniors from Menomonee Falls, Germantown, Sussex Hamilton, Brookfield East, New Berlin West, Arrowhead and Marquette University high schools. In addition, awards were granted to three hospital staff medical assistants pursuing degrees in nursing.
The Froedtert West Bend Hospital Foundation awards $58,000 annually to four area high school students who are pursuing a degree at a four-year college. One student from West Bend East High School and one student from West Bend West High School are each awarded $25,000, and one student from Slinger High School and one student from Kewaskum High School are each awarded $4,000.
Froedtert West Bend Hospital Volunteer Services awards $17,000 annually to three area high school students residing in Washington County who are pursuing a health care degree. Two $7,500 scholarships and one $2,000 scholarship for a Froedtert West Bend Hospital Volunteen are awarded every year.
The Bobbe Petasnick Fund for Staff Education was created in 2010 to honor the memory of Bobbe Petasnick, a dedicated Froedtert Hospital volunteer and wife of former Froedtert Hospital president Bill Petasnick. In addition to the Petasnick family, support of this fund comes from generous staff and community donations. Last year, 16 Froedtert Hospital staff members pursuing higher education were awarded a $1,250 scholarship, totaling $20,000.
The Froedtert Health Occupations Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students from underrepresented populations in specific health science programs at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Students in programs, including nursing, dental hygiene, cardiovascular technology, respiratory therapy and surgical technology are eligible to receive this scholarship.
The Froedtert Health Scholarship Fund for the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences awards five $1,000 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students based on academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to students who self-identify as members of racial and ethnic minority groups underrepresented at UW-Milwaukee.