Norm Peterson & Barry Wilson Scholarship Fund

Kate Holmstrom

The Norm Peterson & Barry Wilson (Peterson) Scholarship for 2017
was presented to Kate Holmstrom and Briana Jorde.

The Norm Peterson Scholarship Fund was established at the time of his death by his wife, Peg Peterson, and their children, from the proceeds of donations given in his memory. The family decided to establish the scholarship fund for nursing students, to lend them a hand. Norm Peterson was the Northwestern Hospital Administrator for many years during which time his stewardship oversaw many positive changes and a number of extensive building programs. While his respect was great for all the people that made the hospital work, he had the strongest admiration for the nursing staff; they were the voice for and the care givers of the patients… as he would say, "the hospital runs on the backs of the nurses."  This fund in December 2009 was expanded and renamed in memory of Barry Peterson Wilson, daughter of Norm and Peg.  Barry was a nurse for a number of years working in both the Bagley and Thief River hospitals.  Like her father, Barry was a dedicated and passionate advocate for patient-centered healthcare.  She recognized the critical role nurses selflessly played in the successful health experience of any individual.  Barry was proud to be part of that process.

This $500 scholarship is for students who have attended one year of college and are enrolled on a full-time basis.  Preference is given to Lincoln High School graduates.


Online Application Form

If you choose to use the online application, please save it to your desktop in Word format
and then attach it to an email and send it to
You will also need to attach a copy of your current transcript.

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