ProHealth Care offers health-related scholarships
Applications are now available for the ProHealth Care and Diversity Scholarship program. The program provides funding to Waukesha County high school graduates or current Waukesha County residents pursuing degrees in health-related fields such as nursing, clinical lab sciences, surgical technology, physical therapy and other occupations in health care.
Ten scholarships of up to $1,000 for the academic year will be awarded. Funds may be applied to any school or college that is accredited in the field in which the grant is made. Students pursuing a pre-medicine degree are not eligible for this scholarship program.
In addition, one diversity scholarship totaling $3,000 will be awarded.
Tyler Termaat, 19, of Muskego, received a scholarship through the program in 2019 and is a student in the doctor of physical therapy program at Carroll University. His goal is to help prevent and treat athletic injuries in children.
"I want to be able to help others in the same way that my physical therapist helped me," he said.
Termaat encourages high school students and community members who are planning a career in health care to apply for a scholarship.
"College education is very expensive, so any financial assistance can be a huge help," he said. "The program is rigorous, and will keep me here at Carroll for six years. This scholarship helped me to pay for my course books for the past two semesters, and this makes a big difference."
Scholarship eligibility information and applications are available at LearnMore.ScholarsApply.org/ProHealthCare/. Completed applications are due by 3 p.m. on April 16.
Since the scholarship program was initiated in 1957, more than 697 scholarships have been awarded, totaling more than $1 million. The ProHealth Care Foundation sponsors the program.