Doris participated in the Fishing Has No Boundaries, Hayward event for 20 years and always enjoyed attending, not only for the fishing, but to visit with friends she had met over the years. She was known for her smile and outgoing personality of always visiting with everyone. In December of 1985 she had toxic shock syndrome and in January of 1986 had both legs amputated below the knees and most of her fingers. After 17 weeks in the hospital she always said,” I went in the hospital on a gurney and walked out on new legs.” She was now on her way to a new lifestyle, but that did not stop her. She was still able to fish with the help of a sleeve that fit on her left arm to hold her fishing rod and she had enough of her fingers on her right hand to be able to reel the fish in. In October of 2001 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and from then until her death in November of 2010 she kept her positive attitude.
To be eligible to receive the scholarship you must have been a volunteer at last years Hayward event of Fishing Has No Boundaries
Children and grandchildren of the volunteer are also eligible to apply if they have participated in community volunteer work.
All applicants must have demonstrated his/her commitment to community service.
Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a university, college or technical school for the upcoming academic year.
Applications must be typed or word processed and complete.
The application must be POSTMARKED by 1 April each year to be eligible and mailed to: Karl Ekstrom, 3041 W. Gallaher Ferry, Knoxville, TN 37932.
Applications that are not complete will not be considered.
If you have any questions and to get an application, email Karl Ekstrom at: email@example.com
The recipient will be announced at the Hayward event in May each year.
The award will be $500 per year.
The check will be issued jointly to the school and the student.
2017 Ekstrom Scholarship Winner
Kayla Bowen from Spooner, WI was the recipient of the Fishing Has No Boundaries Hayward, Doris M. Ekstrom Scholarship. She has assisted on the docks and helped in the kitchen for the events. Kayla also persuaded her mother into volunteering at FHNB. Kayla has also volunteered at school with the “Circle of Friends” group, helping students with disabilities. In college she is working to get degrees in both social work and psychology majors. Good luck Kayla!
John Ose Memorial Scholarship Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to a Hayward High School student entering the medical/teaching field that plans to work with people with disabilities. While not a requirement it is strongly suggested that students volunteer for a FHNB event. Applications are available through the Hayward High School Guidance Department.
2017 Winner Kaden Bergman Attended Hayward High School. He plans on majoring in Nursing at UW-Eau Claire. He enjoys the outdoors and has been very active in the community with sports and volunteering.
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