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The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation, Girod Scholarship Committee, Easton Scholarship Committee, Dinges Scholarship Committee and Nurse Education Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce those receiving their respective scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

The late Frank Girod, MD, was one of the founding members of the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. His family awards this scholarship every year in his honor to students from east Linn County who are enrolled in medical school. The committee awarded three scholarships this year for a total of $12,000.

The recipients are:

  • Austin Kleint, medical student at Western University, COMP-Northwest
  • Whitley Nelson, medical student at Western University, COMP-Northwest
  • Lisa Qiu, medical student at Western University, COMP-Northwest

The family of the late Rachel Easton, a longtime nurse at Samaritan’s Park Street Clinic, awards the Rachel Easton, RN Scholarship each year in her honor to an east Linn County area student enrolled in a nursing program. The committee awarded two $1,000 scholarships. 

The recipients are:

  • Rachel Busek, nursing student at Linn-Benton Community College
  • Mickayla Dennis, nursing student at Warner Pacific University

John and Carol Dinges of Lebanon award the Dinges Medical Scholarship every year to a graduate of a high school in east Linn County who is currently enrolled in an entry-level health career program at Linn-Benton Community College. This year, the Dinges awarded two $1,500 scholarships. 

The recipients are:

  • Ivy Bosley, phlebotomy technician student
  • Kailee Kirby, nursing student

The Nurse Education Scholarship was started this year for caregivers and certified nursing assistants pursuing continued education in the nursing field. The committee awarded three $500 scholarships.  

The recipients are:

  • Deana Clugston, nursing student at Linn-Benton Community College
  • Abigail Reynders, nursing student at Linn-Benton Community College
  • Mistere Vanover, nursing student at Marian University

For more information or to donate to these scholarships, visit samhealth.org/Foundations or call the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation office at 541-451-6303.