Education

Education Funds are available for:

  • Scholarships
  • Recognition programs and events for McKee/BFCMC nurses, including Nurses Day celebrations, professional awards, and special recognition programs.
  • Support for individual nurse professional development efforts approved by nursing administration to cover scholarships, professional certifications, and peer review and clinical ladder programming.
  • Department-level professional practice initiatives, educational opportunities, and professional education; selected Magnet Journey costs; unique publication or group research costs; and select travel opportunities as approved by McKee/BFCMC nursing administration may be considered for funding.
  • Support for ongoing formalized partnerships with a four-year academic partner to bring BSN education on-site and prepare McKee/BFCMC nursing staff to better meet Magnet, Banner, and federal expectations specific to BSN preparation.

Check back January 2020 for the McKee Wellness Foundation Scholarship Application

Deadline to apply for the 2019 year was March 31, 2019.

Now in our 11th year, the McKee Wellness Foundation has awarded over $550,000 scholarships to residents of Northern Colorado.

As part of its ongoing commitment to wellness, education, and ensuring we provide critical resources to those in our community, the McKee Wellness Foundation annually awards these scholarships to individuals and employees in the McKee Medical Center community. The McKee Wellness Foundation anticipates awarding $50,000 in scholarships annually to the best and brightest our community has to offer. Through the kindness of donors to the McKee Wellness Foundation, high school graduates, adult learners, non-traditional aged students, and family members of McKee employees can take advantage of four scholarship programs to help them live their best life possible.

McKee Volunteer Scholarship

The McKee Volunteer Scholarship is available to assist any employee, volunteer or family member of a current McKee Medical Center employee. This scholarship, generously established by the McKee Volunteer Leadership Council, includes course tuition, books and materials required for course work. It is open to any course of study with an accredited university or community college.

  • Applicants must be:
  • A graduate of Thompson or Poudre School District; or
  • A child of a McKee employee; or
  • An employee or a returning student who received the scholarship within the past year.
  • Applicants must accept the scholarship agreement and distribution request process.
  • The scholarship committee will make the award selection.
  • Funds may be provided for full tuition support through the length of a degree program as long as the student is making forward progress and is in good standing with the institution.
  • A full-tuition or annual award may be determined by the scholarship committee.
  • Awards may be applied to one or both semesters during the school year.

Banner NOCO Scholarship

The Banner NOCO Scholarship is available to assist any employee or family member of Banner Fort Collins, or any northern Colorado Banner Health Clinic. This scholarship includes course tuition, books and materials required for course work. It is open to any course of study with an accredited university or community college.

  • Applicants must be:
  • A graduate of Thompson or Poudre School District; or
  • A child of a McKee employee; or
  • An employee or a returning student who received the scholarship within the past year.
  • Applicants must accept the scholarship agreement and distribution request process.
  • The scholarship committee will make the award selection.
  • Funds may be provided for full tuition support through the length of a degree program as long as the student is making forward progress and is in good standing with the institution.
  • A full-tuition or annual award may be determined by the scholarship committee.
  • Awards may be applied to one or both semesters during the school year.

Marcellus Healthcare Scholarship

Mrs. Florence Marcellus knew that education was one of the factors determining an individual’s future success and quality of life. To encourage Loveland residents to pursue a formal education in healthcare, her family established the Marcellus Healthcare Scholarship. The Scholarship has been established for anyone who is/will be pursuing a formal education in any healthcare-related field. Its goal is to help the McKee community take the first steps toward a brighter future by providing them with support to pursue educational opportunities that can impact the community for generations to come.
  • Applicants must be pursuing an education in healthcare
  • Applicants must accept the scholarship agreement and distribution request process.
  • The scholarship committee will make the award selection.
  • Funds may be provided for full tuition support through the length of a degree program as long as the student is making forward progress and is in good standing with the institution.
  • A full-tuition or annual award may be determined by the scholarship committee.
  • Awards may be applied to one or both semesters during the school year.

Marge Schafer Nursing Scholarship

The Marge Schafer Nursing Scholarship was established by Val and Bill McCullough to honor McKee nurse, Marge Schafer. Because of Marge’s selfless generosity, the McCullough’s established this scholarship in her honor to annually award individuals who have been accepted into an accredited nursing program with plans to complete a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in nursing.
  • Applicants must be:
  • A graduate of a high school in Estes Park School District, Poudre School District, or Thompson School District. Adult learners interested in pursuing a career in nursing are eligible to apply if they have lived within the boundaries of an associated school district for at least one year.
  • Admitted to or enrolled in an RN or BSN program at an accredited institution of higher education.
  • All previous awardees resubmitting applications must show continued degree progress and remain in good standing with their educational institution.
  • Applicants will be considered regardless of race, gender, or creed.
  • Applicants will apply using the universal Thompson School District scholarship application form or using the link below (where is this?) and attach references, transcripts, and a cover letter.

Nursing Support

These funds may be used for recognition programs, nursing education, nursing research, scholarships, conferences, and speakers. The uses of this fund shall be flexible to meet the growing and broader demands of nursing practice at McKee Medical Center and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center.

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