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School of Health Sciences and Wellness Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarship Information

Students in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness at UW-Stevens Point are encouraged to apply for the many scholarships awarded annually. Scholarship award winners will be announced every spring. Application materials will be made available to continuing students at the end of fall semester. Freshman scholarships are available through the UW-Stevens Point Foundation. Some scholarships may not be awarded every year.

Health Scholars Program

The Health Scholars Program, sponsored by Marshfield Clinic Health System, is creating the next generation of health care leaders by training students in relevant clinical experiences, pivotal community service opportunities, and significant professional development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The Marshfield Clinic Health System and UW-Stevens Point, in partnership, aim to support, educate and train aspiring health care professionals in Central Wisconsin through the Health Scholars Program. This multi-year academic enrichment and career exploration program offers exposure to many health care professions and provides community service opportunities that allow students to gain perspective and understanding of rural health care needs. The highlight of the two-year program is career-specific training and mentoring from professionals in your field of interest. The Health Scholars Program also provides career-specific advising support and assistance with preparation and pursuits of advanced graduate, professional or continued education opportunities.

CPS Dean’s Awards to Outstanding Students

The criteria for these awards include academic excellence, enthusiasm for field of study, outstanding interpersonal skills, and participation in service and volunteer programs. The recipients are given a certificate presented by the dean of the College of Professional Studies and a small gift of appreciation for being an outstanding student.

SHSW Scholarships by Program

All Programs

Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship
The purpose of the Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship is to initially provide a $1,000 scholarship annually to a Portage County student seeking a degree in a health-related field. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Aspirus Health Foundation and Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Medical Staff to support the education and advancement of students seeking a career in the health care field.

Athletic Training

Blocher Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family of Steven Blocher established this award when Steven tragically passed away in a boating accident the summer before his senior year. Steven excelled at tennis and was a civil engineering student that attended UWSP and then UW-Platteville. We remember Steven today with this award. Offered in odd years only.

Richard Eckberg Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Richard Eckberg Memorial Scholarship is to initially provide a $1,000 scholarship annually to a Portage County student seeking a degree in a clinical health care field. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Richard Eckberg family. They, along with the Aspirus Health Foundation, support the education and advancement of students seeking a career in the health care field.

Judith Ann Herrold Athletic Training Professional Scholarship
Dr. Judith Herrold dedicated 34 years of service at UWSP with teaching, advising, serving faculty governance, mentoring new faculty, and her student advocacy. Her legacy of caring for students continues with this scholarship that supports outstanding athletic training students.

Marshfield Clinical Health System Graduate Scholarship
This award is given to graduate students who are currently involved in community development or programming for the Wisconsin communities that Marshfield Clinic Health System serves.

St. Michael’s Hospital Clinical Scholarship
Awarded to support a student in healthcare-related major who intends to work in a medical setting and demonstrates the characteristics of leadership and scholarship.

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship was made possible by generous donations from alumni of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness.

Janice and Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Janice and Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship is to initially provide a $1,000 scholarship annually to an associate of Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital or Aspirus Medical Group Stevens Point Clinics to pursue education in a health care related field. Student must be an associate of Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital or Aspirus Medical Group Stevens Point Clinics. Student must be currently enrolled in a two-year, four-year, master’s, or doctorate level program and pursuing an education in a health care related field. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Janice and Robert Weaver family. They and the Aspirus Health Foundation support the education and advancement of students seeking a career in the health care field.

Robert G. Zach, M.D. Memorial Scholarship 
Dr. Robert Zach’s five sons created this scholarship in memory of their father. Three of the brothers were directly connected to UWSP – a professor in Chemistry, a physician with Health Services, and a member of Academic and Career Services. Thank you for honoring Dr. Zach with this award.

Other scholarships available via professional organizations

Clinical Laboratory Science

David and Julie Chitharanjan Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship
Dr. David Chitharanjan, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry who passed away this past year, was instrumental in starting the Clinical Laboratory Science program at UWSP. He taught many of our current Clinical Laboratory Science faculty when they were students. Dr. Chitharanjan honors students of exceptional academic ability with this award.

Richard Eckberg Memorial Scholarship
To provide a scholarship annually to an associate of Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital or Aspirus Medical Group Stevens Point Clinics to pursue education in a healthcare-related field. Associates entering into, or currently enrolled, in a two-year, four-year, masters, or doctorate level program are eligible to apply. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Dr. Richard Eckberg family. The Eckburg Family and the Aspirus Health Foundation support the education and advancement of students seeking a career in the health care field.

Tammy Feltz Clinical Laboratory Science Memorial Scholarship
The family of Tammy Feltz established this award when Tammy passed away in a car accident. Tammy was a wonderful person and an excellent clinical laboratory science student. We honor Tammy today with this award.

Effiong Okon Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship
Effiong Okon established this award to provide a scholarship to a student majoring in clinical laboratory science/medical laboratory science. The award is given to a student who, based on their application, it is felt that this scholarship would have a significant impact on their success in the clinical laboratory field. Effiong Okon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science in 2005

Harriet & Emil Pagel Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Emil Pagel established this award in the loving memory of his wife Harriet. After Dr. Pagel passed away, the scholarship became the Harriet and Emil Pagel Memorial Scholarship.

St. Michael’s Hospital Clinical Scholarship
Awarded to support a student in healthcare-related major who intends to work in a medical setting and demonstrates the characteristics of leadership and scholarship.

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship was made possible by generous donations from alumni of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness.

Steven F. Schreiner Health Care Professions Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family of Steven Schreiner established this award when Steven tragically passed away. Steven graduated from UWSP in 2008 and enjoyed working as a Medical Technologist at Marshfield Clinic. We remember Steven as a kind and gentle person that loved to play his guitar.

Ida Stanke Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Mrs. Iola Doescher in loving memory of her sister Ida. Mrs. Doescher recently passed away at the age of 92. Both Ida and Iola were witty and caring individuals that wanted to help others. We remember them today with this award.

Janice and Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship
To provide a scholarship annually to a Portage County student seeking a degree in a clinical healthcare field. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Weaver family. They, along with the Aspirus Health Foundation, support the education and advancement of students seeking a career in the health care field.

Robert G. Zach, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Robert Zach’s five sons created this scholarship in memory of their father. Three of the brothers were directly connected to UWSP – a professor in Chemistry, a physician with Health Services, and a member of Academic and Career Services. Thank you for honoring Dr. Zach with this award.

Other scholarships available via professional organizations

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Outstanding Junior Student
Exemplifies the qualities of graduate potential, service, scholarship, personality, and leadership. A certificate and a monetary gift that varies yearly from the Helen Scheidt Endowment Fund are awarded.

Outstanding Senior Student
Demonstrates excellence in all aspects of the program. A certificate and a monetary gift that varies yearly from the John Joanis Endowment Fund are awarded.

Outstanding Speech/Language Pathology Graduate Student
Demonstrates excellence in the classroom, clinic, and overall service to the school. A certificate and monetary award that varies yearly from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Friends and Alumni Scholarship Fund are awarded.

Outstanding Audiology Graduate Student
Demonstrates excellence in the classroom, clinic, and overall service to the school. A certificate and monetary award that varies yearly from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Friends and Alumni Scholarship Fund are awarded.

Donald Aylesworth-Pauline Isaacson Non-Traditional Award in Communicative Disorders
Awarded to a person who, after having delayed or interrupted education for a period of time is enrolled to pursue professional preparation in communicative disorders and who demonstrates maturity, a positive attitude, and commitment to the field. A certificate and monetary gift are awarded.

Cook-Chappell Scholarship
This scholarship is presented to a fourth-year student working on their Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.). This award is based on academic scholarship, clinical expertise and performance and having a pleasing interactive personality. The financial assistance provided by this scholarship will help to defray the student’s expenses as they complete their fourth-year externship. A certificate and monetary gift are awarded.

Florence Donermeyer Award
This scholarship is presented to a senior in the major who demonstrates academic excellence and will be entering the graduate program in communicative disorders at UWSP. A certificate and a monetary gift of $500.00 are awarded.

Danielle Gorectke Memorial
This award is for a junior or senior level undergraduate student who meets the academic requirements or is currently enrolled in the upper division coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Has an intent to work with a pediatric population, and shows financial need.

Gary Glascoe Memorial Scholarship
UWSP Au.D. students in the second or third year of the graduate program are eligible to apply. This scholarship is for an Au.D. student who demonstrates exceptional skills in patient interaction and professionalism (e.g., good oral and written communication skills; effective and appropriate interpersonal skills; skills evidenced with patients, peers, faculty, staff, supervisors, and other professionals). To apply, each student must submit an application, an essay, and one letter of recommendation. The essay should address the student’s skills in patient interaction and provide evidence of professionalism. The letter of recommendation can be from a patient, peer, faculty or staff member, supervisor, or another professional and should address the areas of patient interaction and professionalism. This is a self-nominated award.

Lisa M. Heise Memorial Scholarship
The Lisa M. Heise Memorial Scholarship is to be awarded to a first- or second-year graduate student with financial need, pursuing an M.S. in speech-language pathology with the intent of working with elderly patients and/or serving in a long-term care facility.

Johnson Family Speech-Language Pathology School Award
The speech and language pathology graduate student receiving this award will have demonstrated a professional commitment to working in the schools by declaring this option and externing in a school setting. In addition, the student will have demonstrated scholarship, clinical flexibility, creativity and insight, a keen sense of humor, and a genuine liking of children and their caregivers. A certificate and a monetary gift from the O.K. Sr. and Ceal M. Johnson, Dr. Gerald F. & Maxine M. Johnson Endowment Fund are awarded. This is a self nominated award.

Nash Family Communicative Disorders Scholarship
Presented to a first year graduate student in speech and language who intends to work in a medical setting. A certificate and monetary award that varies yearly are awarded.

Al and Jan Noel Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student enrolled in Communication Sciences and Disorders who has demonstrated a financial need and who is at the senior level or first-year master’s level. Scholarship recipients need not necessarily represent those with the highest grade point average, but rather those who possess the kind of attitude and overall potential to do well in this field. A certificate and monetary gift which varies yearly in amount are awarded.

St. Michael’s Hospital Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student who has the intent of serving in a medical setting. This award is based on academic achievement, performance in clinical practicum, contributions to the university, school or department, involvement with student or professional organizations, community activities, and work experience. A certificate and monetary gift which varies yearly in amount are awarded.

Tufts Graduate Student Scholarships
The Tufts Graduate Student Scholarships are intended to provide assistance to students during their extern semester to help needy students defray the costs of accepting externship assignments that might not be available because of cost considerations. This scholarship is awarded in December. Certificates and monetary gifts can be awarded up to two recipients. This is a self nominated award.

Terri Witt Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student in the major with financial need who has a deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of students. A certificate and monetary award is awarded.

Dietetics

Dr. Agnes A. Jones Scholarship
This scholarship is available to current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior dietetics or family & consumer sciences students who demonstrate leadership, professional potential, ambition, academic achievement, good character, concern for others, and financial need.

Judy Lubenow Honorary Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to a current junior dietetics major at the discretion of food and nutrition faculty based on academic performance, financial need, and passion for the dietetics profession.

Dora Phelps Scholarship
The scholarship is available to current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, family & consumer sciences, dietetics, or interior architecture students who work as student employees at UWSP, and is awarded based on character, academic achievement, financial need, and concern for others.

Jane Wright Abrahamsen Home Economics Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior or senior students as measured by evidence of leadership and civic activity.

Grace Hendel Dietetics Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a current junior dietetics major who is a full-time student with a GPA of 3.25 or better, and is active in the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics and an affiliate member of the American Dietetics Association.

Rita Youmans Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded at the discretion of HPHD faculty to outstanding, current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior dietetics or family & consumer sciences majors.

Fay Finch Clifford Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Fay Finch Clifford. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a scholarship for students majoring in dietetics or family & consumer sciences education.

Rennes Group Scholarship
To provide a scholarship to a student with a declared major in dietetics. Preference will be given to a student interested in working with older adults.

Dietetics/Family and Consumer Education Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship was established through gifts from current and former dietetics and family and consumer sciences faculty and alumni: and is awarded to exceptional current sophomore, junior or senior.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Dr. Agnes A. Jones Scholarship
This scholarship is available to current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior dietetics or family & consumer sciences students who demonstrate leadership, professional potential, ambition, academic achievement, good character, concern for others, and financial need.

Donald & Eleanor Ansay Mem Family & Consumer Sciences Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student pursuing a graduate teaching certification in family & consumer sciences or a third- or fourth-year family and consumer sciences undergraduate student pursuing a certificate in teacher education. This scholarship was established by UWSP alumna Karen McCulloch to honor the memory of her parents, Donald and Eleanor Ansay.

Dora Phelps Scholarship
The scholarship is available to current freshman, sophomore, junior or senior family & consumer sciences, dietetics, or interior architecture students who work as student employees at UWSP, and is awarded based on character, academic achievement, financial need, and concern for others.

Jane Wright Abrahamsen Home Economics Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior students as measured by evidence of leadership and civic activity.

John & Catherine Lader Scholarship
This scholarship was started by Catherine (Hill) and John Lader. Catherine earned two degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in FCS education. The education she received at UWSP served her well as a classroom teacher, FCCLA adviser, state supervisor of FCS at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and a member of the National FCCLA Consultant Team. This scholarship is for junior or senior family and consumer sciences students planning to be K-12 FCS educators and who are members of the Wisconsin Association for Family Consumer Sciences (WAFCS). 

Rita Youmans Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to current freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors at the discretion of HPHD faculty to outstanding dietetics or family & consumer sciences majors.

Fay Finch Clifford Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Fay Finch Clifford. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a scholarship for students majoring in dietetics or family & consumer sciences education.

Dietetics/Family and Consumer Education Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship was established through gifts from current and former dietetics and family and consumer sciences faculty and alumni: and is awarded to exceptional current sophomore, junior or senior.

Sentry Insurance Sue Wilcox Legacy Scholarship
To provide an annual scholarship to a student in the family and consumer sciences program in honor of Sue Wilcox’s 33 years of services at United Way and her endless commitment to serving her community.

M.E. Sjolin FCS Service Scholarship
To award a scholarship to a family and consumer sciences (FCS) student participating in a service trip or providing service to a community.

Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)

Steven F. Schreiner Health Care Professions Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family of Steven Schreiner established this award when Steven tragically passed away. Steven graduated from UWSP in 2008 and enjoyed working as a Medical Technologist at Marshfield Clinic. We remember Steven as a kind and gentle person that loved to play his guitar.

Other HIMT scholarships available via professional organizations

Health Promotion and Wellness / Health Sciences and Wellness / Health Science

Sheri Hall Outstanding Senior in Health Promotion Award
This award is intended to recognize excellence in academic achievement and involvement for current freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors. Selection criteria include academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities above and beyond expectations of the major, and leadership potential.

Jack Lane Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship is intended to assist a worthy, current sophomore, junior or senior health promotion and wellness major.

Bud Steiner Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to current sophomore, junior, or senior health promotion and wellness majors who have cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better who have financial need. The Bud Steiner endowment also awards scholarships annually to an outstanding Sigma Tau Gamma member.

John and Barb Munson Health Promotion Award
This scholarship is awarded to the current outstanding senior in health promotion and wellness.

Jane Jones Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to current sophomore, junior or senior health promotion and wellness majors who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Health Promotion Faculty/Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship was established through gifts from the current and former School of Health Promotion and Human Development faculty and alumni: and is awarded to exceptional current sophomore, junior or senior.

Fay Finch Clifford Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Fay Finch Clifford. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a scholarship for students majoring in dietetics or family & consumer sciences education.

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship was made possible by generous donations from alumni of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness.

St. Michael’s Hospital Clinical Scholarship
Awarded to support a student in healthcare-related major who intends to work in a medical setting and demonstrates the characteristics of leadership and scholarship.

Steven F. Schreiner Health Care Professions Memorial Scholarship
Friends and family of Steven Schreiner established this award when Steven tragically passed away. Steven graduated from UWSP in 2008 and enjoyed working as a Medical Technologist at Marshfield Clinic. We remember Steven as a kind and gentle person that loved to play his guitar.

Robert G. Zach, M.D. Memorial Scholarship 
Dr. Robert Zach’s five sons created this scholarship in memory of their father. Three of the brothers were directly connected to UWSP – a professor in Chemistry, a physician with Health Services, and a member of Academic and Career Services. Thank you for honoring Dr. Zach with this award.

Other scholarships available via professional organizations

Nursing and Pre-Nursing

Richard Eckberg Memorial Scholarship
To provide a scholarship annually to an associate of Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital or Aspirus Medical Group Stevens Point Clinics to pursue education in a healthcare-related field. Associates entering into, or currently enrolled, in a two-year, four-year, masters, or doctorate level program are eligible to apply. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Dr. Richard Eckberg family. The Eckburg Family and the Aspirus Health Foundation support the education and advancement of students seeking a career in the health care field.

St. Michael’s Hospital Clinical Scholarship 
Awarded to support a student in healthcare-related major who intends to work in a medical setting and demonstrates the characteristics of leadership and scholarship.

School of Health Science Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship was made possible by generous donations from alumni of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness.

Mary Jo Tepp Boyne Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Mrs. Mary Jo Tepp Boyne was a life-long nurse that passed away in an automobile accident in 2011. Mary Jo’s husband created this scholarship in her memory with the hopes that the recipients will enjoy as fruitful and compassionate nursing career as Mary Jo.

Janice and Robert Weaver Memorial Scholarship
To provide a scholarship annually to a Portage County student seeking a degree in a clinical healthcare field. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Weaver family. They, along with the Aspirus Health Foundation, support the education and advancement of students seeking a career in the health care field.

Robert G. Zach, M.D. Memorial Scholarship 
Dr. Robert Zach’s five sons created this scholarship in memory of their father. Three of the brothers were directly connected to UWSP – a professor in Chemistry, a physician with Health Services, and a member of Academic and Career Services. Thank you for honoring Dr. Zach with this award.

Other scholarships available via professional organizations

Graduate Student Scholarships

Marshfield Clinic Health System Scholarship
This award is given to graduate students who are currently involved in community development or programming for the Wisconsin communities that Marshfield Clinic Health System serves.

Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Certificate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Certificate Program.

Travel-Related Scholarships

Ansay/McCulloch Travel Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students with a major in the College of Professional Studies who are schedule to participate in a short-term study abroad experience either through their major or through the UWSP Study Abroad office.

Booth/Hardin Scholarship for International Educational Travel
To help students in the College of Professional Studies, with a preference for School of Health Sciences and Wellness students, experience cultural diversity through international travel opportunities. Preference for those doing a full semester abroad. Open to students going on shorter trips through UWSP.

CPS Peterson Scholarship
The Peterson Family CPS Scholarship Fund provides support for a student in the College of Professional Studies participating in a study or service abroad program or a cultural service program in the United States. Established by Dennis and Sharon Peterson of Waupaca, WI, the intent of the award is to give students the opportunity to develop their awareness and understanding of cultural traditions, lifestyles, or viewpoints that differ from their own.