Student Scholarships

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2017 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

CEAHEC and St. Charles Foundation Mary Ann Thomas-Hosier Scholarships Announced

Cascades East Area Health Education Center and the St. Charles Foundation currently offer student scholarships for those students who have a desire to enter into a health care career and practice in a rural Oregon area as a certified nurse assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other health professional.

Applicants must meet application specific requirements as outlined for each scholarship. All applicants must have resided, or been enrolled in school(s) a minimum of four years in one of the counties of Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Lake, Grant, Harney, Klamath , or the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Eligibility and details follow below, as well as a downloadable application form.

Applications are due in the Cascades East AHEC office no later than Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (the week before Spring Break).  We highly encourage all applicants to complete the applications as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please e-mail Patsy Dryden at pdryden@stcharleshealthcare.org or 541-706-2617 with questions (Tuesday-Thursday).

APPLICATION (for all scholarships):  Scholarship Application
Please print the attached scholarship application and fill it out completely and include a cover letter identifying the scholarship which you are applying.  Also, note that the essay questions on the last page are intended to be completed on a separate piece of paper from the application itself and should be as comprehensive as your experience and answers require.

Scholarship categories are as follows:

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CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT SCHOLARSHIP – HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE STUDENT, or COMMUNITY MEMBER

The Cascades East AHEC’s CNA Scholarship has been established to assist a high school senior, college student, or community member who is pursing CNA as a career (it is not intended for candidates who just need to meet a nursing program prerequisite).

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning to enter a CNA program and have CNA as a career.
  • Students must be a high school senior or GED equivalent to be eligible.
  • The $850 grant may be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential as a CNA; b) career plans as a CNA;            c) financial need; and d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  3.0

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CEAHEC BOARD SCHOLARSHIP – HIGH SCHOOL or COLLEGE STUDENT

 The Cascades East AHEC Board offers a scholarship to a high school senior or college student who wishes to pursue a health care career and practice in rural Oregon.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning to pursue a health career and practice in Oregon.
  • A $1,000 scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential for success in the chosen career field;         b) career plans after school; c) financial need; and d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  2.0

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CEAHEC SCHOLARSHIP FOR RURAL OR FINANCIALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS

The Cascades East AHEC Scholarship has been established to assist a rural or financially disadvantaged high school senior or college student who wishes to pursue a health care career.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  •  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning to enter a health care program and practice in Oregon.
  • A $1000 scholarship to be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential of applicant for a health care program;      b) career plans in rural area; c) financial need; d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  2.5

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CEAHEC SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY/BILINGUAL STUDENTS

The Cascades East AHEC Scholarship has been established to assist a minority/bilingual high school senior or college student who wishes to pursue a health care career.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  •  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning to enter a health care program and practice in Oregon.
  • A $1000 scholarship to be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential of applicant in a health care program;        b) career plans in rural area; c) bilingual and/or minority status, d) financial need; e) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  2.5

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CEAHEC NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

 The Cascades East AHEC High School Senior Scholarship has been established to assist a student who wishes to pursue a nursing degree.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning to enter a nursing program and practice in Oregon.
  • A $1,000 scholarship may be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential as a nurse; b) career plans in nursing;        c) financial need; and d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  3.0

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CEAHEC NURSE SCHOLARSHIP EXTENSION FOR A SECOND- or THIRD-YEAR NURSING STUDENT 

This Cascades East AHEC Nursing Scholarship has been established to assist students who are enrolled in a nursing program who are in their second- or third-year of a nursing program and who previously received a CEAHEC scholarship.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a second- or third-year college student who is in a nursing program and plans practice in Oregon.
  • Students do not need to be previous scholarship recipients, but that classification is preferred.
  • A $1,000 scholarship to be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential as a nurse; b) career plans in nursing;        c) financial need; and d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  3.0

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CEAHEC NURSE SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENROLLEES IN A NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

The Cascades East AHEC Nursing Scholarship has been established to assist a rural or financially disadvantaged advanced degree student who wishes to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or doctorate degree.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been accepted to a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other doctorate training program and who plans to practice in Oregon.
  • A $1,500 grant to be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) commitment to primary care career in CEAHEC region;    b) current acceptance into Nurse Practitioner or PA program; c) financial need; and,           d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  3.0

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MARY ANN THOMAS-HOSIER NURSE SCHOLARSHIP – HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

The Mary Ann Thomas-Hosier Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Mary Ann by her family and friends.  The fund is administered by St. Charles Foundation as an endowment.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is planning to enter a nursing program.
  • A $1,000 grant may be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential as a nurse; b) career plans in nursing;        c) financial need; and d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  3.0

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MARY ANN THOMAS-HOSIER NURSE SCHOLARSHIP – ADN/BSN SCHOLARSHIP

 The Mary Ann Thomas-Hosier Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Mary Ann by her family and friends.  The fund is administered by St. Charles Foundation as an endowment.

Specifics about the scholarship are:

  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an ADN or BSN program.
  • A $1,000 grant may be used for tuition, books, or direct fees for school.
  • Applicants will be evaluated, in order stated:  a) potential as a nurse; b) career plans in nursing;        c) financial need; and, d) scholastic record.
  • Grade point accumulative minimum:  3.0

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