Memorial Healthcare Foundation Grants and Career Development Scholarship

August 2020

MHF awards $5000 in 2020…

The Memorial Healthcare Foundation Grants & Career Development Committee has selected five recipients for healthcare scholarships in 2020.  These recipients exemplified educational and community requirements.  The following received $1000 awards.

Taylor Foecking, Belmont, is currently studying Nursing and Psychology at Clarke University in Dubuque.  Taylor is the daughter of Kelly and Melissa Foecking, Belmont.  She is currently working for the Lafayette Manor and Finley Hospital-4 med/surg.

Jared Meister, Darlington, is currently studying Pharmacology/Toxicology and Biology at UW-Madison.  Jared is the son of Dave & Danielle Meister, Darlington.  He currently works at Hartig Drug in Darlington and Unity Point Health-Meriter Hospital in Madison.

Paige Schilling, Darlington, is currently studying Nursing at UW-Oshkosh.  Paige is the daughter of Joe & Jen Schilling, Darlington.  She works at Upland Hills Hospital-Dodgeville and Monroe Clinic Hospital.

Madison Bowers, Mineral Point, is currently studying Biology at UW-Dubuque.  Madison is the daughter of Mitch and Tricia Bowers, Mineral Point.  She currently works at the Lafayette Manor and Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County.

Tatum Evenstad, Darlington, is currently studying Nursing at SWTC in Fennimore.   Tatum is the daughter of Tom Evenstad and Tammie Jamiska of Darlington.   She is currently working at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County.

The Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s mission is to support and promote Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County through the endowment of new and existing services, scholarships and capital improvements.

Five (5) $1,000 scholarships are available each year to Lafayette County residents, depending on the number of applicants and their qualifications. Applicants must have completed one-year post secondary education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Final awards will be determined by the Memorial Healthcare Foundation (MHF) Grants and Career Development committee after the deadline of April 30th. Scholarship winners are eligible to apply again 12 months after they received the scholarship.  The purpose of the MHF Grants and Career Development Committee: “Dedicated to assisting individuals in their pursuit of health related careers while providing highly qualified candidates to Lafayette County.”


Photos:  Taylor Foecking, Jared Meister, Paige Schilling, Madison Bowers and Tatum Evenstad


Cathy Lee Nursing Scholarship

Cathy Lee was a dedicated member of the nursing staff at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County for over 35 years. In 1974 she began her employment as a CNA. She furthered her education and became an LPN in 1980. She was taken suddenly by a fight with cancer. Cathy had an excellent work ethic and leadership skills. She always exemplified good character and was very family orientated. Most important of all she was very compassionate about her patients and they always came first. In memory of Cathy, the employees at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County have established a nursing scholarship.  Applicants need to have completed one-year in a nursing program for Bachelors Degree or ADN Program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.   One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded each year, after the deadline of May 15th.


Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County