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 Thursday, March 21, 2019 (the week before Spring Break).  We highly encourage all applicants to complete the applications as soon as possible.  Only ONE application needs to be submitted. You can indicate the scholarships of your interest on a cover letter.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please click here.

APPLICATION (for all scholarships):  Please download and print the scholarship application below (not yet available). Fill it out completely and return it with supporting documents before 5 p.m., March 21, 2019.  Also, note that the essay questions 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.



A message from a past scholarship student:

chelsea.png

Dear CEAHEC staff,

This note is long overdue, but I wanted to thank you all for your support while I attended Pacific University’s Physician Assistant program.  I graduated in August 2014, took my boards and got married in Bend in late September.   I am so thankful for organizations like yours which make it possible for students to pursue their dreams.  I received two years of scholarships and I am so grateful for your help.  I hope to return to Central Oregon to give back to the community.  

Many thanks,
Chelsea Johnson-Newman.  


Scholarship Categories:

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, rather to seek employment as a CNA1).

Scholarship requirements:

  • 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 $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 CNA; b) career plans as a CNA; c) financial need; and d) scholastic record. Grade point accumulative minimum: 3.0

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.

Scholarship requirements:

  • 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: 2.5

 

CEAHEC Scholarship for Rural or Financially Disadvantaged Students
High School, College Student, or Community Member

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.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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

CEAHEC SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITY/BILINGUAL STUDENTS

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

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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

 

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.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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

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.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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

 

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

The Cascades East AHEC Advanced Degree Scholarship has been established to assist an advanced degree student who wishes to pursue a graduate degree program (Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or doctorate degree preferred,). Students must already be accepted into a health care graduate degree program to be eligible.

Scholarship Requirements: 

  • 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

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 through St. Charles Foundation as an endowment.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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

 

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

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

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 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