Healthcare Scholarships Available

The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is now accepting applications for its scholarship programs for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care. Scholarships are available for medical, nursing and nursing education students as well as students enrolled in a Linn-Benton Community College health career program.

New this year, recipients of The John and Carol Dinges Medical Scholarship and the Nurse Education Scholarship who attend Linn-Benton Community College will have their scholarship matched by InterCommunity Health Network CCO in 2024.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, unless otherwise noted. Scholarship recipients will be announced before June 1.

The following scholarships are available:

The Frank Girod, MD, Medical Scholarship for students enrolled in medical school. This scholarship is named for the late Frank Girod, MD, a primary care physician who was instrumental in the establishment of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Applicants must submit an application, a written statement about their goals and any community service involvement, as well as a Cost and Resource Estimate Work Sheet.

The Julietta A. Pape Scholarship Fund for east Linn County students pursuing a medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest in Lebanon or Oregon Health Science University in Portland. The Julietta A. Pape Scholarship honors Pape’s lifetime contribution to education. Applicants must submit an application, a cover letter introducing themselves, what degree they are pursuing, why they are interested in a medical career and an official college transcript.

The Rachel Easton, RN, Nursing Scholarship for students enrolled in a nursing degree program. It is named for Rachel Easton, who was a longtime nurse at Samaritan Park Street Clinic in Lebanon. Applicants must submit an official transcript including fall grades, a one- or two-page typed statement discussing why they are pursuing a nursing degree, a listing of their goals, a completed application form, a Cost and Resource Estimate Work Sheet, any special circumstances for the Easton Scholarship Committee to consider, plus a signed and dated letter of recommendation from someone who knows the applicant well.

The John and Carol Dinges Medical Scholarship for east Linn County students enrolled in an entry-level health care program at Linn-Benton Community College. Examples of entry-level programs include certified medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, medical office specialist and dental assistant. First preference will be given to seniors and graduates of Lebanon High School, but seniors and graduates at all high schools in east Linn County are invited to apply.

The Nurse Education Scholarship for caregivers and certified nursing assistants who are pursuing continued education in the nursing field. Preference is given to applicants from the Lebanon area and single parents. The deadline to apply for this particular scholarship is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Scholarship recipients will be announced by July 1.

For complete information about these scholarships, call 541-451-6303 or visit samhealth.org/Scholarships.

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