Saint John’s Educational Awards

Saint John’s holds the importance of employee education in high regard. Three of the Foundation’s Endowed funds support the educational pursuits of our employees. The Scholarship Fund, The Lloyd Lewis Fellowship Fund and The Angela Titus Scholarship Fund For Dementia Education collectively provide scholarships to accredited higher education institutions and to certification and training programs in best practices in health care services.


Employee Scholarship Award Program

Since 1984, Saint John’s has offered financial support to student employees for their personal education costs. Our Scholarship Award Program provides qualified staff help in advancing their career path. Each award directly helps to offset the cost of tuition and books, as these individuals strive to balance academics, work and their personal lives.

Over the last 21 academic years, 189 scholarships totaling $267,955 have been awarded by our Scholarship Committee to student employees meeting established criteria.

Your gifts to the Scholarship Endowment Fund make a profound difference in their ability to reach for their dreams, and we thank you with all our hearts.


Education Endowment Funds Make A Difference

Residents and staff recently gathered to celebrate the Education Awards recognizing of all three of the Foundation Funds supporting employee education: Scholarship FundLloyd Lewis Fellowship Fund and Angela Titus Scholarship Fund for Dementia Education. The blessing of these funds will provide the support for Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care certification for two Saint John’s team members and will offer Wound Care Certification to all of Saint John’s nurses allowing for a higher level of wound care management and prevention strategies. We have deep appreciation for the many individuals who make staff education at Saint John’s a priority.

The 39th Annual Scholarship Awards recognized the academic efforts of six Saint John’s employees who were granted tuition assistance to earn future degrees and certifications.  We applaud the many dreams and ambitions of our student employees and wish them every success on their academic journey.


Spring Semester Award Recipients

Marcus Kartes
Bachelor of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee

Kayla Soto
Criminal Justice, UW-Milwaukee

Maricella Westemeier
Occupational Therapy, UW-Milwaukee


Fall Semester Award Recipients

Alexys Brown
Associate of Science, Milw. Area Technical College

Jennifer Ezell
Nursing, Milw. Area Technical College 

Dana Jackson
Nursing, Milw. Area Technical College

Pictured (l-r): Fall Scholarship Award Recipients Alexys Brown, Jennifer Ezell and Dana Jackson

"I wanted to thank you for letting me be a part of the Saint John’s Scholarship Award Program. By awarding me the Saint John’s Scholarship Award, you lightened my financial burden, which allowed me to focus on the most important aspect of school: learning. Your generosity helped me graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Information Science & Technology. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me."

Colin Spieker, 2020 Scholarship Award Recipient