Hundt receives Medical Careers Scholarship

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is proud to award a $5,000 Medical Careers Scholarship to Shalane Hundt.  Hundt, a 2011 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2015 and was immediately accepted into Marquette University’s School of Dentistry. This fall, she will begin her final year in the program.

Hundt’s desire to pursue a degree in dentistry stems from her experiences job shadowing dentists, witnessing “a certain magic” in dentistry by which dentists were able to restore their patients’ self-esteem and make them feel comfortable again to show off their smile.

After graduation next spring as a licensed dentist, certified to practice in the state of Wisconsin, Hundt hopes to enter into a general dentistry practice, with opportunities for growth and development. According to the Marquette professors who submitted letters in support of her application, any community she serves will be very lucky to get her.

Also earning three $1,000 Medical Careers Scholarships are Natalie Windham, a 2004 Fort grad pursuing a bachelor of nursing degree at UW-Green Bay; Makenzie Walters, a 2014 Fort grad pursuing a bachelor of nursing degree at UW-Milwaukee; and Amy Ganser, a 2017 Fort grad pursuing a respiratory therapy associates degree at Madison College.

These Medical Careers Scholarships are possible thanks to an anonymous donor who established an endowed scholarship fund at the Foundation to provide financial assistance to graduates of Fort Atkinson High School who are pursuing a degree in the medical field in the state of Wisconsin.

For more information about the eligibility requirements and criteria for the Medical Careers Scholarships, visit www.fortfoundation and follow the scholarship links or contact program administrator, Sue Hartwick, at (920) 563-3210 or via email at