2023 Mark and Carol Schuller Memorial Scholarship Awarded
Palo Alto County Community Foundation
August 25, 2023
The Mark and Carol Schuller Memorial Scholarship Fund, held with the Palo Alto County Community Foundation, announced its 2023 scholarship is awarded to Mary Horsman. Horsman is attending Iowa Lakes Community College and is majoring in nursing.
The Mark and Carol Schuller Memorial Scholarship Fund awards one-year scholarships to qualified Palo Alto County Health System staff pursuing a healthcare-related degree. The fund was established by the children of Mark and Carol Schuller in appreciation of the support their family received from hospital staff in the final weeks of both Mark and Carol’s lives as patients of the Palo Alto County Hospital. Mark and Carol were lifelong residents of Palo Alto County, and while they did not attend college, they believed strongly in the importance of education.
“In high school, I had the opportunity to intern at two separate hospitals. That is when I learned a hospital setting is where I want to be,” said Horsman. “My end goal is to work in an emergency department and make a difference to those who need a helping hand. We know that it can take only one person to change a bad or scary experience to a good one. I want to be that person.”
The Palo Alto County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. The establishment of the Palo Alto County Community Foundation was made possible by the generosity of the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation (PACGDC). The PACGDC continues to support the work of the Community Foundation through available match dollars to create new fund opportunities.
Establishing a fund, or making a gift to an existing fund, with the Community Foundation allows donors the opportunity to connect with causes they care about incommunities they love. Fund questions can be directed to Terry Gaumer, affiliate development director with CFNEIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-243-1354.
More information about the Mark and Carol Schuller Memorial Scholarship Fund can be found at fund.cfneia.org/schuller. Information about the Palo Alto County Community Foundation can be found at www.paloaltoccf.org.