The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will soon begin the process of distributing $6 million in scholarships funded by Froedtert Hospital. The Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship fund is intended to support educational opportunities that will increase the representation of historically underprivileged and underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in health professions and to grow the health care workforce.

“These scholarships will be life-changing for the many students who receive them and, ultimately, for the countless patients and communities they will serve,” UWM Chancellor Mark Mone said. “At UWM, we are deeply committed to building a pipeline of talent in a variety of health-related fields. The Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship will help UWM attract and retain a range of promising students who need financial help to graduate. This is transformational support that will have an impact on our communities’ health for years to come.”

“Kurtis Froedtert was a brilliant businessman known for his strong interest in science and medicine and his commitment to sharing his success for the good of the community,” said Cathy Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Froedtert Health. “The scholarships will continue to advance health care in Southeastern Wisconsin in fulfilment of Mr. Froedtert’s legacy.”

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