District 10 Awards George F. MacKenzie Scholarships

George F. MacKenzie

At their February District 10 meeting, administrators announced and awarded four nursing students at district facilities with $500 George F MacKenzie Scholarships. The recipients were chosen by a selection committee within the district, and employing facilities each paid $250 toward each scholarship.

The winners were:

  • Melissa Horn – Barron Care and Rehab
  • Heidi Birdsill – Ladysmith Nursing Home
  • Brittany Nelson – Oakbrook Health and Rehab
  • Jean Gerbig – Park View Home
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Len Fast, of Barron Care and Rehab and Jim Deignan, District 10 President present Melissa Horn (middle) with a 2017 MacKenzie Scholarship award.

The George F. MacKenzie Scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing a degree related to long-term care and health services. The scholarship has provided more than $150,000 in aid!

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Jenny Abernathy, Administrator of Ladysmith Care Community and Jim Deignan, District 10 President present Heidi Birdsill (middle) with a 2017 MacKenzie Scholarship.

Did you know? Staff from WHCA/WiCAL member facilities, business partners, and their families are eligible for scholarships! Visit whcawical.org/scholarship for more details.

Students from all districts are encouraged to apply for the George F. MacKenzie Scholarships to support the educational needs of Wisconsin’s long-term care community!









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