Scholarships offered for med students

Three scholarships now available for application are being offered through the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care.

Deadline to apply for all three is April 30. Winners will be announced by June 1.

  • The Frank Girod Medical Scholarship is for aspiring physicians. East Linn County residents enrolled in medical school are eligible for the scholarship, named for the late Frank Girod, MD, a primary care physician who was instrumental in the establishment of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Scholarship amounts have ranged from $1,500 to $8,000 per year.

Applicants must submit an application, available from the foundation office at the hospital, as well as a Cost and Resource Estimate Work Sheet, a written statement about their goals and any community service involvement.

  • The Rachel Easton Nursing Scholarship for nursing students is named for Rachel Easton, who was a longtime nurse at the Samaritan Park Street Clinic in Lebanon.

College students from east Linn County who are accepted into a nursing program are eligible.

All applicants must submit an official transcript including fall 2017 grades, a one- or two-page typed statement discussing why you are pursuing a nursing degree and listing your goals; a completed application form and a Cost and Resource Estimate Work Sheet; any special circumstances you might like the Easton Scholarship Committee to consider; and a signed and dated letter of recommendation from someone who knows you well.

  • The $1,000 John and Carol Dinges Medical Scholarship is awarded to students in a health career program at LBCC.

Some examples of entry-level programs include certified medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, medical office specialist and dental assistant.

First preference for the $1,000 scholarship will be given to seniors and graduates of Lebanon High School, but seniors and graduates at all east Linn County high schools are invited to apply.

For more information, or to obtain an application, call the foundation at (541) 451-6303 or visit  samhealth.org/Scholarships.