Grants and Scholarships

 Internal Grants

The Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation awards grants to support mission-based programs and services that enhance the quality of healthcare services for the patients and families served by Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital, Ascension Calumet Hospital and Ascension Medical Group clinics in the Fox Cities.

Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted by the 15th of each month. Each grant application will be reviewed by the Foundation and Hospital leadership and ratified by the Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Board.

Associate Grants Ascension Medical Group Scholarship

Each year, the Ascension Medical Group Scholarship team offers awards for academic study to eligible Ascension NE Wisconsin employees or employee children (Calumet Hospital, Mercy Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital and Ascension Medical Group Clinics) from area high schools (public, private, or home-schooled) who have demonstrated excellence in scholastic achievement, high moral character and a stated interest in human health service careers. In conjunction with Ascension NE Wisconsin's mission, vision and values, special consideration will be given to those students in need.

Only high school seniors (or equivalent) employed by or with parents employed by Ascension NE Wisconsin who intend to pursue a human health service career will be eligible to apply for a scholarship, which will be made available for the subsequent academic year.

Applications must be received by midnight on April 9, 2021. The review team will select recipients by May 1st. The awards will be made at high school graduation or award ceremonies. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Van Abel at

Dolores M. Zuleger Nursing Excellence Fund

The Dolores M. Zuleger Nursing Excellence Fund was established in memory of Dolores, who worked as a licensed practical nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital from 1978-1990.

Dolores worked for 12 years at St. Elizabeth Hospital in post-operative care and in the nursery taking care of newborns. One of her proudest accomplishments in life was continuing her education and starting a professional career that gave her more opportunities to learn and grow.

In 2018, Dolores passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by her 10 children. She left behind a loving family that includes 24 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren. After her passing, her family created the Nursing Excellence Fund in her memory. The Fund will provide grants to nurses for education seminars, certifications and on-site training.

Dr. C. Christopher Wallace Endowment Fund  

In his honor, the Dr. C. Christopher Wallace Physician Fund was established in 1995 through a generous gift from Network Health System. The fund supports costs associated with Ascension physicians, Physician Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) traveling to third-world countries on medical missions or to attend retreats which enable the physician to reflect upon their feelings on why they chose to go into the medical healing field.

Grant applications need to be postmarked or received by November 1 of each year.

Wallace Physician’s Endowment grants were awarded to the following Ascension employees for participating in medical mission trips in 2020:


  • Dr. Matt Kraemer, Elias Pina, Dominican Republic
  • Lori Lang, Elias Pina, Dominican Republic
  • Sandra Schaffer, Elias Pina, Dominican Republic

Flanagan Family Fund  

The Flanagan Family Fund was established to enhance direct patient care in the Emergency and Surgery Departments at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funding will be given to individuals or units for staff education that will have an immediate impact on patient care. Available funding will vary from year to year and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis until allocation has been depleted.  If you have questions, please contact Nikki Knight,

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Mail checks and correspondence to: Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, 1506 S. Oneida St., Appleton, WI., 54915

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