Foundation Scholarship

In 1988 West Holt Medical Services Foundation awarded its first five scholarships. The Foundation continues to offer scholarships to assist individuals of any age in North Central Nebraska that is interested in pursuing a degree or certificate in a medical field.  Individuals who have already received a scholarship from the Foundation are invited to apply again.

Primary consideration will be given to individuals that have expressed interest in obtaining employment in their chosen medical field at West Holt Medical Services.

Amount: $500

2024 Application Deadlines: April 21 and November 17. 

Click here to download our Scholarship Application & Guidelines.


Dolores Batenhorst Keating Scholarship

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:  Postmarked on or before December 15.  EXTENDED: January 31st 2024
For more information call the Foundation office at 402-925-1956.

Download the Scholarship Application Packet


  • Applicant must be a high school graduate of a school located in Holt County, Nebraska and the applicant must have completed high school (GED is acceptable) at the time of submitting the application
  • Applicant is currently attending college pursuing a degree in a medical field
  • Applicant must be a legal resident of Holt County, Nebraska
  • Previous awardees are not eligible


West Holt Memorial Hospital Healthcare Scholarship

Requirements: Must be a graduating senior from either West Holt Public Schools or Stuart Public Schools that will be attending post-secondary education in a healthcare related field.

Instructions:  Submit the completed cover sheet, essay, and provide a comprehensive list of extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities and at least one letter of reference.

Amount: $500     
Two scholarships will be awarded, one $500 award to a Stuart Public Schools student and one $500 award to a West Holt Public Schools student.       

Download the Scholarship Application Packet                          

Application Deadline: Due by the 3rd Friday in April. 

Mail completed application and required documents to:

West Holt Memorial Hospital
Attn: Marketing Department
406 West Neely Street
Atkinson, NE 68713