Salem Health West Valley Foundation awards scholarships to 12 students

Earlier this year, the Salem Health West Valley Foundation accepted scholarship applications for students pursuing degrees in a variety of health care programs.

The annual grants contribute toward cultivating the next generation of intellectual leadership in the field of medicine.

The foundation has awarded scholarships to twelve local students totaling $10,500. Recipients for the 2020-21 academic year include:

  • Dallas: Carmona Esperanza, Emma Classen, Elizabeth Dotson, Emily Dunmire, Sarah Headley, Hannah Locke, and Charis Moore
  • Monmouth: Gracie Huber, Tia Rodriguez, and Allison Wells
  • Falls City: Tessa Blanchard
  • Salem: Brooke Arceneaux

The foundation is a charitable organization that supports programs and services at West Valley Hospital.  Its eight-member board of directors helps raise funds and manage the resources of the foundation. Since its inception 13 years ago, the foundation has awarded scholarships to more than 200 scholars from around the mid-Willamette Valley.

Those interested in supporting scholarships for students pursuing careers in a health care discipline can make gifts at or by calling the Salem Health Foundation at 503-814-1990.