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Scholarships for Lincoln County Residents

Whether you are an existing Samaritan Pacific Health Services employee, a graduating high school senior or an existing college student, there are several scholarship options for Lincoln County residents seeking higher education in the medical field.

Gribler Loving Trust Nursing Education Scholarship

Each year, the Pacific Communities Health District Foundation awards the Gribler Loving Trust Nursing Education Scholarship to two students who live in Lincoln County, are pursuing a degree in nursing, and intend to practice in the community when they graduate. Up to $2,000 is awarded to each student and students who receive the scholarship are eligible to apply for a second year.

The scholarship is awarded in honor of Bill and Olga Gribler, Newport residents since 1947. Bill taught music, providing entertainment throughout the community, and Olga worked for the phone company and later the Bank of Newport. They established this generous scholarship to help address the ongoing need for quality nurses in the region.

Application deadlines vary. In addition to the application process, well qualified applicants may be selected for an interview. For more information, contact the foundation at 541-574-1810.

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John C. Erkkila, MD, Endowment for Health and Human Performance

Your organization or department is invited to submit funding proposals for the John C. Erkkila, MD, Endowment for Health and Human Performance. The fund is based with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in Corvallis, Oregon, and total assets of the fund currently exceed $1.5 million. Individual grants of up to $20,000 are awarded annually.

The John C. Erkkila, MD, Endowment for Health and Human Performance was established in November 1994 through funds donated to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation by Mr. Ralph Hull of Monroe in honor of his longtime physician John C. Erkkila, MD. The endowment stipulates that 90 percent of the interest earnings be distributed each year, with the remaining 10 percent added to endowment principal. The purpose of the fund is to support programs/projects which enhance human function and performance through clinical research, rehabilitation, and/or prevention.

Applications must be submitted by a health care provider or institution of higher education in Good Samaritan Hospital’s service area (Benton, Lincoln or Linn counties). For funding guidelines, evaluation criteria and the formal application, click on the button below.

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Larry A. Mullins, DHA, Scholarship

The Larry A. Mullins, DHA, Scholarship was established in 2003 by the board of directors of Samaritan Health Services. It was formed in honor of Mullins, the president/CEO of Samaritan Health Services, upon the completion of his doctoral degree in health care administration (DHA) from the Medical University of South Carolina.

The scholarship fund is housed with the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. Mullins chairs the selection committee for the scholarship. At least one scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually from the fund.

In order to be considered for a Mullins scholarship, a candidate must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health care related field. Mullins scholarships are available to individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, color, disability or marital status. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are currently employed in the health care field, members or veterans of the U.S. military and those who are willing to work in Oregon or Arizona. See application for other special considerations. 

Completed applications are due the last Friday in April each year. Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced in late May. Scholarship funds will be mailed in July in the recipient’s name directly to the college/university indicated on the application. No funds will be released directly to the recipient.

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Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships

The Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital (SPCH) Auxiliary offers four scholarships to various categories of Lincoln County residents each year who are pursuing careers and/or education in a health related field.

For more information about any of these scholarships, email or call Volunteer Services at 541-265-2244, ext. 2537.

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Samaritan Pacific Health Services Employee Scholarships

Samaritan Pacific Health Services offers two $750 scholarships to eligible system employees pursuing education in a health related field. Each year, Samaritan Pacific Health Services also offers five grants, up to $200, to its employees who are furthering their career in a medically related field.

For more information about deadlines and scholarship criteria, please contact Melissa Maxon, Volunteer Services coordinator, at 541-265-2244, ext. 2537 or send an email using the button below.

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Samaritan Pacific Health Services Graduating High School Student Scholarship


Each year, Samaritan Pacific Health Services offers two, $1,000 scholarships to a man and woman graduating from high school who plan to pursue a career in a medically related field in a hospital setting.

The Oregon Coast Community College Nursing Scholarship offers one, $1,000 scholarship to students enrolled or accepted into the nursing program at Oregon Coast Community College.

This scholarship is administered through the Oregon Coast Community College. For more information or to request an application, contact the community college at 541-574-7131.