Jens Fuhr Scholarship Fund
Jens Fuhr, a former Vernon County resident, wanted to show his appreciation for the outstanding care he received while he was a patient at VMH. A trust fund was originally created to provide scholarships for children and grandchildren of his friends. Today, these scholarship funds, under the care of the Vernon Memorial Healthcare Foundation, are to be used exclusively for students obtaining an education in the medical field.
Palmer Hovde Scholarship Fund
Palmer I. Hovde, a former Westby area farmer, wished to assist students in securing an education in the healthcare field by giving VMH a generous bequest through his estate. The interest on these invested funds has been and will continue to be used for scholarships, with funds under the care of the Vernon Memorial Healthcare Foundation.
Friends of VMH Health Career Scholarship Fund
Friends of VMH, through its Gift Shop and many fundraising activities, provides scholarships to students pursuing nursing careers. The scholarship program was created in 1951 to encourage young people to enter the health care profession.
Vernon Memorial Healthcare Nurse’s Club Scholarship
This scholarship, established in 1991, was initiated at the request of Thor Thorson and Bill Reed as a means of using memorial contributions in memory of their respective mothers, Inga Thorson and Jesse Reed. Other memorial contributions have been added to these funds, and this scholarship may be awarded to one individual or divided and given to several recipients.