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Scholarships for Residents of Linn County

Samaritan Health Services offers several scholarship opportunities to those living in Linn County and seeking higher education in the medical field.

John and Carol Dinges Medical Scholarship

High school seniors and graduates from east Linn County who are enrolled in an entry level health care program at Linn-Benton Community College for the first time, are invited to apply for this $1,000 scholarship.

Learn more about the scholarship’s requirements below and then download the application if you want to apply.

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Rachel Easton, RN, Nursing Scholarship

Students from east Linn County currently enrolled in a nursing program are invited to apply for this $1,000 scholarship, in the memory of Rachel Easton, RN, a longtime nurse in Lebanon.

Learn more about the scholarship’s eligibility requirements and download the application below.

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Frank Girod, MD, Medical Scholarship

The Frank Girod, MD, Medical Scholarship was established by the Lebanon Community Hospital Development Council and was funded by numerous contributions made by the late Girod’s friends and family.

The Girod Medical Scholarship is awarded to medical students in honor of the lifetime contribution to health care made by Girod of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and to assist new students of medicine to make similar contributions. The scholarship is coordinated by the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation and is designed to help residents of east Linn County who are attending medical school.

Download the eligibility requirements and scholarship application below.

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Samaritan Albany General Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Samaritan Albany General Hospital offers several scholarships available to local high school graduating seniors, college students and Albany-area Samaritan Health Services employees who are beginning or continuing their education in a health care-related field.

To learn more about the scholarships offered by the auxiliary, email or call Volunteer Services at 541-812-4185.

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Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

East Linn County students currently attending college and majoring in a medical field are invited to apply for the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital $1,000 Auxiliary Scholarship. Applications are accepted in January and February, and five scholarships are awarded in March each year.

For more information, email or call Volunteer at 541-451-7062.

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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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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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