Applications now Open for the 2023 Dolores Batenhorst Keating Scholarship

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Atkinson – Applications for the 2023 Dolores Batenhorst Keating Scholarship are now open and available at

West Holt Medical Services Foundation began managing a memorial fund in 2010 established in the memory of Dolores Batenhorst Keating.

Dolores was born in Stuart, graduated from Stuart High School and lived her entire adult life in Atkinson. She worked for over 25 years as a Registered Nurse at West Holt Memorial Hospital.  Dolores was married to John Keating for 56 years. They had eight children, Mary Rose Schaaf, Maureen Tsuchiya, Phillip Keating, Mark Keating, Patrick Keating, James Keating, Matthew Keating and Gerard Keating.

Dolores Keating was a strong supporter of local, high-quality medical care, and her family is honoring her memory by encouraging local students to help fulfill her dream by pursuing a medical degree.

The memorial fund is managed by the West Holt Medical Services Foundation. Each year one hundred percent of the annual interest earned is utilized to provide three scholarships of $1,000 each to individuals pursuing a degree in the medical field that meet the criteria, for an initial total of $3,000 per year.

Application Deadline is January 31st, 2023. Please mail applications to the West Holt Medical Services Foundation at:

PO Box 214, 406 West Neely Street
Atkinson, NE 68713

For more information call the Foundation office at 402-925-1956.