The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees announces the creation of a new scholarship, the Julietta A. Pape Scholarship. The scholarship was made possible by a generous grant from the Julietta A. Pape Fund of the Lutheran Funds of InFaith Community Foundation.
Pape was born in 1927 at home on a family farm southeast of Lebanon. She passed away in August 2020 at age 93 and was a lifelong member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Pape graduated from Lebanon High School, received a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State College and a master’s degree from the University of Oregon. She taught elementary and middle school in Corvallis for many years. Pape was a consistent and generous annual donor to the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation.
The Julietta A. Pape Scholarship Fund honors Pape’s lifetime contribution to education. The scholarship program is designed to help residents of east Linn County who are attending medical school. Annual scholarships will be awarded to medical students pursuing a degree either at College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest in Lebanon or Oregon Health Science University in Portland.
“Julietta saw many changes in the community during her lifetime,” said Brandy O’Bannon, executive director of the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation. “She told me stories of attending the one-room schoolhouse in Crowfoot. Outside the school was a sign that read ‘to educate is to elevate.’ This is a perfect motto for Julietta’s life, as she devoted her life to learning and inspiring youth to pursue their dreams. We are grateful to Julietta for creating this scholarship that will support local students for decades to come.”
Scholarship applications will be accepted through Friday, April 30, and are available online at samhealth.org/LinnCountyScholarships.To learn more about the scholarship, make a gift to the Julietta A. Pape Scholarship Fund, or discuss leaving a legacy through your estate plan, contact O’Bannon at