Jacqueline & Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship

The Jacqueline and Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship is created to provide assistance to promising students who are seeking a degree in Nursing and a minor in CAST. This scholarship is available to juniors, seniors, and master’s level students.


1. Nursing major/CAST minor (or another public interest minor – (i.e. mental health, gender studies) if no eligible CAST minors).
2. Available to Juniors, Seniors and Master’s Level (previous recipient can receive multiple years but must reapply).
3. 2.0 GPA – passing average each semester to maintain scholarship eligibility.
4. Preferred qualifications: Volunteer/work/club membership in public interest areas including but not limited to one of the following or similar: child advocacy, mental health, domestic violence advocacy/victims’ rights, womens’ rights/gender equity, healthcare, low income/rural assistance
5. Financial need will be considered but FAFSA is not mandatory.
6. One page essay describing volunteer work experience.


In 2010 Family and friends of Jacqueline and Ronald Hatlevig established the Jacqueline and Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship as an annual/endowed fund in the Winona State University Foundation.

Jacqueline Vix Hatlevig, Ph.D. was a 20-year member of the Winona State University faculty serving in the Nursing and Child Advocacy Departments. Dr. Hatlevig was implemental in developing the Child Advocacy Studies curriculum at WSU, which allowed her to bring her life-long passion for child abuse advocacy directly into her work. Proud and driven, throughout her life, Dr. Hatlevig was a life-long advocate both professionally and personally and the master of work-life balance, having obtained her Ph.D. while working full-time and raising a family. Throughout her education and career, Dr. Hatlevig was supported and championed by the love of her life, Ron.

A seven-year breast cancer survivor, at the age of 55, Jackie Hatlevig was given a terminal lung cancer diagnosis. She fought courageously, but succumbed to the disease at the age of 56 in 2009. Four months after the death of his wife, Ron died unexpectedly of an aneurysm at the age of 60.

Prior to his death, Ron decided to establish a scholarship honoring Jackie at WSU, knowing that she would want her support and passion for nursing and child advocacy to live on. Their daughters, to carry on Jackie’s legacy and Ron’s wishes, have established this scholarship in their names. Both Jackie and Ron were exceptional and amazing people whose lives were short but full of love and happiness, and their family, friends, colleagues and other loved ones are proud to offer this scholarship to the exceptional and amazing nursing students at WSU.

Jacqueline & Ronald Hatlevig Memorial Scholarship
College of Nursing, Community Service Scholarships, Graduate Level Scholarships, Nursing Department, Winona State University Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a member, volunteer or work with public interest areas including, but not limited to, one of the following or similar: child advocacy, mental health, domestic violence advocacy/victims' rights, women's rights/gender equity, healthcare, low income/rural assistance? Please describe.