Applications are now being accepted for a scholarship in memory of Dolores Batenhorst Keating.
West Holt Medical Services Foundation began managing a memorial fund in 2010 established in the memory of Dolores Batenhorst Keating, one of Atkinson’s most caring residents.
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 has honored her memory to assist local students with scholarships towards pursuing their dreams in the medical field.
The memorial fund, with generous contributions from both the family and Dolores’s many friends, currently totals over $48,669.30 and is managed by the West Holt Medical Services Foundation. Each year the annual interest earned from the fund will be utilized to provide three scholarships of $1,000 each to Holt County residents pursuing a degree in the medical field who meet the following criteria:
The Keating family will subsidize the scholarship until the memorial fund is selfsupporting and the family has set a goal to grow the memorial fund to $100,000 with the support of the community that knew and loved Dolores for many years. They are challenging those with a dream for local health care to contribute to this fund and help Holt County retain its current health care services, grow new services, and keep local medical talent here at home.
The Scholarship Application Packet is available from the West Holt Medical Services Foundation by visiting their website at www.westholtmed.org and clicking on the Foundation tab. You may also call the Foundation Director at 402-925-1956 for more information. Application deadline is postmarked date on or before December 15, 2016.
The mission of the West Holt Medical Services Foundation is to obtain, invest, and distribute funds which will help advance and improve the quality of care in North Central Nebraska provided by West Holt Medical Services.