The McKee Scholarship Program is supported by the McKee Foundation Board of Directors and the McKee Volunteers.

McKee Foundation Scholarships

The McKee Foundation and McKee Volunteers award approximately $23,000 in scholarships each year for students pursuing higher education in health care fields of study.

Since the program began in 1989, $437,000 has been awarded to local high school students and adult learners. The average scholarship award is $1,000.

The Scholarship Program is open to the following:

  • High school seniors planning to enter a health care-related field
  • Adult learners in (or planning to enter) a health care profession
  • Adult learners who have been accepted into nursing school to earn a BSN, MSN or Ph.D. (Marge Schafer Nursing Scholarship)
  • Children of McKee Medical Center employees

The McKee Foundation Scholarship deadline is March 10, 2017.

McKee Foundation Scholarship application

McKee Foundation Scholarship Information

Health Care Education

This scholarship is open to high school seniors in the Thompson School District who are looking to pursue a career in health care.

McKee Employees

The McKee Employee Scholarship

This scholarship is open to:

  • Adult learners who are working at McKee Medical Center and interested in pursuing health care education
  • Children of McKee medical Center employees who are high school seniors if they are enrolled in an accredited program, demonstrate scholastic ability and financial need.

Nursing Education

Marge Schafer Nursing Scholarship

Marge (Nemeth) Schafer moved to Loveland in 1975 after completing a BSN at Arizona State University and working at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. She worked at Loveland Memorial Hospital in ICU, and continued working in ICU after the move to McKee Medical Center. In 1977, Marge, along with Dr. Fred Pashkow and his wife, Peg, started the Loveland HeartWatchers Cardiac Rehab Program.

She completed a Masters in Nursing Administration in 1989 and taught at UNC as a clinical instructor in Medical Surgical Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing. That same year, Marge also joined the Navy Reserve Nurse Corp. In 1993, Marge completed a Master's program in Primary Care of the Adult at the University of Colorado and joined her husband's practice as a Nurse Practitioner until her retirement in 2000.

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Marge Schafer Nursing Scholarship Fund was established in November 2014. Donald and Marge Schafer decided to contribute to it as well. Many beneficiaries of McKee Scholarships choose to work at McKee Medical Center after they have completed their educations. These individuals are very dedicated to providing excellent patient care and that benefits everyone in the Loveland area.