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Foundation medical scholarships announced

Jul 23, 2018

Salem Health Foundation and Salem Health West Valley Foundation have announced $156,500 in scholarships, which will be awarded to 75 students in medically-related fields for the 2018 to 2019 school year.

Scholarships provide access to education, skills and knowledge needed to provide the community with high-quality health care now and into the future.

“The health of our community depends on those willing to study and apply their knowledge for the betterment of everyone,” said Lisa Roth, director of Salem Health Foundation and Salem Health West Valley Foundation. “We’re happy to help these individuals realize their goal of increasing their knowledge in the field of medicine.”

Scholarship recipients for the 2018 to 2019 school year:

Salem Health Foundation

Sheri Aguilar
Neesa Anderson
Brooke Arceneaux
Ashley Barth
Jennifer Basl
Kellen Bennett
Megan Bortnem
Veronica Bravo
Haylee Burgdorf
Monica Ceja
Faith Craig
April Cornejo
Yekaterina Damaskin
Amanda Dankenbring
Jon Deming
Steven Felber
Jessica Fenton
Jonathan Fetterley
Karissa  Fuller
Chris Gallagher
Lesli Gutierrez-Vazquez
Joseph Hause
Sandra Herrera-Alonzo
Krystal Hill
Miranda Hire
Madeline Hoy
Kimberly Jaeger
Daniela Juarez Rodriguez
Holly Kuenzi
Nancy Leach
Zamira Leaks
Amanda LeBeau
Emily Loyd
Sadie Manley
Estela Martinez-Miranda
Alina Mattison
Sarah McMillen
Emily Mix
Ronda Murdock
Maureen Nye
Rachel Palmquist
Olga Petrenko
Alex Phan
Deborah Piccirilli
Mackenzie Poisal
Leah Schindler
Shaelyn Schmidt
Larissa Smith
Ruthy Snyder
Amanda Stafford
Jessica Sum-Siquina
Jillian Sunderman
Heidi Sunderman
Stacey Titchenal
Julia Wehe
Lacey West
Kellie Wilcox
Bailey Woodruff
Joshua Woodward
Ryan Yarzak

West Valley Foundation
Christina Bunnell
Anna Burgess
Makenzie Davis
Rylie Gaither-Lyell
Leah Hall
Madelyn Hendrickson
Gabriela Hernandez
Gracie Huber
Shelby Kidd
Kaitlyn Moran
Samantha Nicholls
McKayla Ruettgers
Nikki Thomas

“I’m super grateful to have been awarded a scholarship by the West Valley Foundation,” said Nikki Thomas, executive assistant, West Valley Hospital. “It means so much that the board has faith in me and supports my journey toward a bachelor’s degree in health care administration, which will ultimately help me to better serve our patients.”

The Foundation Scholarship program began in 1968. The first grant was awarded to a Salem Hospital employee enrolled in the associate degree nursing program at Salem Vocational Tech, which is now known as Chemeketa Community College. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $3 million to students pursuing careers in health care.

Salem Health’s two independent nonprofit foundations — the Salem Health Foundation and Salem Health West Valley Foundation — raise donations from the community, including Salem Health employees. The foundations support a wide range of projects, programs and equipment that are not otherwise included in normal operating budgets. Both foundations are governed by boards of trustees made up of business, civic and philanthropic leaders. The trustees raise funds and formulate long-range goals and policies, while staff manage day-to-day operations. For more details about the foundations’ work, call 503-814-1990 or email: foundation@salemhealth.org.

Salem Health Foundation