Five local students pursuing diverse medical careers have been awarded Mary Decker health care scholarships totaling $4,500.
Four of the recipients are currently students at Taft High School.
- Hayli Lunden will be attending Lane Community College
- Jazlyn Mitchell will be attending Linn-Benton Community College
- Alexa Taunton will be attending Eastern Oregon University
- Jessi Weaver will be attending Oregon Coast Community College
The fifth recipient, Talya Weldon, is currently enrolled and will remain at Oregon Coast Community College.
Ron and Nancy Usher, in conjunction with the North Lincoln Health District (NLHD) and individual donors, established the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation’s (NLHF) first named endowment fund in the memory of Mary Decker, a former NLHF and NLHD board member who dedicated her life to the advancement of rural health care in North Lincoln County. By establishing this fund, the NLHD has assured that future health care students will be given the chance to have the same excellent education that has enabled our current rural health care professionals to build rewarding careers in Lincoln County.
For more information about the Mary Decker Health Care scholarship, call the hospital foundation at 541-996-7102.