Inaugural Healthcare Scholarship event surprises seven students with scholarships

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Healthcare Scholarship night

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture recently hosted its inaugural Healthcare Scholarship event, awarding $1,000 scholarships to seven students who have been admitted for fall 2023.

The event’s creators, Dr. Wayne Weber, interim provost; Dr. Jodi McDermott, assistant dean of the College of BILSA; and Dr. Amanda Trewin, chair of the Department of Biology, hoped to bring awareness to UW-Platteville’s growing healthcare programs. UW-Platteville recruitment staff reached out to schools in the tri-state area and asked biology teachers to nominate outstanding seniors who have voiced an interest in attending UW-Platteville. The scholarship committee initially planned to award four scholarships, but after reviewing the nominations, extended it to seven.

“We are so excited that we were able to award seven $1,000 scholarships to promising area high school students who are considering pursuing careers in healthcare,” said Trewin. “We are thankful that their teachers and guidance counselors took the time to nominate them. We know that there are healthcare disparities experienced in rural America and are proud to be in a position to help train talent that will later likely pursue careers in the area.”

The event included a tour of the newly-remodeled Boebel Hall, along with roundtable discussions with current students and faculty. At the end of the event, Interim Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich announced the surprise scholarship to the students.

“Thank you to my teachers for nominating me,” said Macie McAuliffe, a senior at Southwestern Wisconsin High School and one of the recipients. “This was a great event and very educational toward my future career. I learned a lot about student life and the setup of college.”

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