Ascension NE Wisconsin - Mercy Campus
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Ascension NE Wisconsin - Mercy Campus

  • Emergency Care
  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Specialty Care
Address

500 South Oakwood Rd
Oshkosh,  WI  54904

Phone
920-223-2000
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Ascension Mercy Hospital Scholarship Winners
We award several scholarships annually to student volunteers in the area of service. Learn more about our scholarship recipients below.

Keerthana Ambati - Natalie Bolin Scholarship Recipient

By Celine Hartig, Field Placement Student

Congratulations to Keerthana Ambati for being this year’s recipient of the $1,000 Natalie Kate Bolin Scholarship. The Natalie Kate Bolin Mercy Student Volunteer Scholarship Award was created by the family of Natalie Kate Bolin, a former Mercy student volunteer, in memory of her beautiful spirit and life. The Scholarship is administered by the Mercy Health Foundation. Criteria for this scholarship are the awardee is to be an Oshkosh West High School graduating senior and a Mercy Hospital Volunteer, in good standing, with the highest amount of volunteer hours. The student must also be planning to attend a technical school or university.

Keerthana has been a volunteer at Ascension Mercy Hospital serving at the ER reception since 2018. Keerthana is a senior at Oshkosh West High School where she is one of four editor managers of the Oshkosh West Index which is their school newspaper. She also enjoys being a part of the youth symphony and orchestra.

When asked what she likes best about volunteering, Keerthana said she likes being able to be that smiley and friendly face when people are coming into the ER. She likes to be there and be able to provide whatever comfort she can. Keerthana started volunteering as she saw it as a good opportunity to serve the community and a great way to help out. Her advice for future volunteers is that when it gets hard, remember people appreciate it even when it doesn’t feel like it. It is very important to help serve while you can.

Keerthana will be continuing her education and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she plans to major in computer science and minor in spanish. Keerthana would also like to extend how grateful she is that the Ascension Mercy Foundation and particularly the Natalie Bolin family gave her this opportunity for the scholarship that will help her future education.

Lauren Hahn – MHV Volunteer Scholarship Recipient

By Celine Hartig, Field Placement Student

Congratulations to Lauren Hahn, this year’s recipient of the $500 MHV Volunteer Scholarship. The scholarship is funded through a Mercy Health Foundation endowment established by the Mercy Hospital Volunteers (MHV). Criteria for this scholarship are that the awardee is to be a high school graduating senior and a Mercy Hospital Volunteer, in good standing, with a high amount of volunteer hours. The student must also be planning to attend a technical school or university.

Lauren started volunteering at Mercy Hospital in 2018. Lauren started here wanting to gain experience in the medical field. Over the years she has dedicated her hours of service in Errands. While volunteering here Lauren’s favorite thing was meeting new friends. She met her best friend today through volunteering at Mercy!

Lauren is graduating at Oshkosh North High School and is continuing her education at Moraine Park Technical College. She plans to pursue the medical field and will be studying respiratory therapy.

Aidan Brazeau – Wilma Ritsema Scholarship Recipient

By Celine Hartig, Field Placement Student

Aidan Brazeau is the 2021 recipient of the $500 Wilma Ritsema Scholarship. Al Ritsema created this fund within the Mercy Health Foundation to annually award students in honor of his wife, Wilma. Al and Wilma were both very active volunteers at Mercy. Wilma took on many volunteer roles as well as serving as president of the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary. In total, she provided over 5,000 hours of volunteer service. Criteria for this scholarship are that the awardee is to be a high school graduating senior and a Mercy Hospital Volunteer, in good standing, with a high amount of volunteer hours. The student must also be planning to attend a technical school or university.

Aidan began volunteering after his mom sprung the idea to him and he thought it would be a great way to help the community and better himself as a person. Aidan spent his volunteer time in the gift shop where he enjoyed talking to the other volunteers and getting to hear their stories.

Aidan will be graduating from Oshkosh West High School this spring where he enjoyed high jumping for the track and field team the last four years and decided to try swimming his last year and enjoyed himself. Aidan will be continuing his education at Ripon College. There he will be going into Pre-Law and double majoring in business and psychology with a minor in criminal justice.

Aidan’s advice to any future volunteers would be if you are debating on it, just do it. There is no downside to volunteering, you are getting to help the community which is a great feeling.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh School of Nursing Scholarships

The Ascension Mercy Hospital Volunteer (MHV) board is pleased to announce the recipients of the UWO Nursing MHV scholarships for the academic year 2021 - 2022. Two scholarships are awarded, and recipients are Bailey Krause and Hannah Brennan. Each scholarship of $1,000 is applied to the cost of tuition. Each student has demonstrated financial need and excellent academic achievement.

For further information on criteria and to apply for this scholarship, please search for Ascension Mercy Hospital in Academic Works. For questions contact Beka Smith, UW Oshkosh Scholarship Coordinator at (920) 424-7117 or smithre@uwosh.edu.

Marian University Radiology Student Scholarship

Ascension Mercy Hospital Volunteers are pleased to award one $1000 scholarship to a student in the Marian University Radiologic Technology (RT) Program for the 2021 – 2022 academic year; Thalia Moreno. The scholarship of $1,000 is applied to the cost of tuition. The recipient has demonstrated financial need and excellent academic achievement.

For further information on criteria and to apply for this scholarship, please contact:

Brian Joachim, MS, RTR, Program Director, Marian University - Program in Radiologic Technology
brian.joachim@ascension.org; bwjoachim03@marianuniversity.edu or (920) 223-0135

For information on making a donation toward one of the above scholarships or establishing a new endowed scholarship fund, please contact volunteer services at (920) 223-0225.