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Scholarships

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, closures letter of recommendation are optional.

In place of Letters of Recommendation, we ask that you make sure there are references list in your resume for the committee to refer to if needed.

Scholarship application process is now CLOSED. Check back January 2021.

PDF copy of scholarship application

Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation offers scholarships to college students. The scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Klamath-area families. This year there will only be ONE online application for all FIVE scholarships. Your application will automatically be presorted based on specific scholarship criteria. Please review the following individual scholarship requirements to determine if any of these scholarships are right for you.

Joann Burns Memorial Scholarship for Health and Science Education

  • GPA minimum of 2.75, with preference to 3.0 and above.
  • Accepted and enrolled full-time in any school for a health and/or science field.
  • Lost a parent, sibling, aunt/uncle or grandparent to cancer.
  • Attended a Klamath Basin High School, public or private.
  • Volunteered 50 hours of community service and/or show proof of hours spent aiding an individual battling cancer.

James Bocchi Memorial Scholarship

  • Non first-year college students attending and/or accepted into a nursing program at KCC or OHSU/OIT.
  • Graduates from Klamath Basin High Schools, public or private.
  • GPA at least 2.5 or equivalent.

Klamath Falls Elks Nurse's and Health Careers Education Scholarship

  • Priority to those attending/accepted into OHSU Nursing program.
  • Studying health related fields.
  • Priority to graduates from Klamath Basin High Schools, public/private.
  • GPA of at least 2.0 or equivalent.

Holman Scholarship

  • OIT competitive student athletes only.
  • Enrolled/accepted in any health occupations program at OIT.

Dr. Ralph Waldo Stearns Scholarship

  • Enrolled in any accredited school of nursing.
  • GPA at least 2.0 or equivalent.
  • High School diploma with course work in physics, chemistry, math or general science.
  • Priority to graduates form Klamath Basin High Schools, public/private.

Letter of recommendation

All applicants will need to have three separate individuals complete a letter of recommendation. These letters should be done by individuals who know you well. These may include a businessman or businesswoman, minister, professor under whom you have taken courses this year or present employer.

Please share the link below with your references and have them complete it online. Each letters of recommendation will be automatically attached to your application.

​Reference Form/Letter of Recommendation Link

Scholarship awardees

2020

Thank you to the amazingly talented applicants this year who were able to complete the application process despite the growing uncertainty of our times. It is very apparent that you have a sincere dedication to expanding your career in the medical field. Medical professionals are in high demand in Klamath and throughout Oregon. We encourage all of you to continue your studies to enhance your medical career.

The 2020 Scholarship awardees are:

James Bocchi Memorial Scholarship:

No scholarships will be awarded this year.

Joann Burns Memorial Scholarship:

No scholarships will be awarded this year.

Klamath Elk's Nurse's and Health Careers Education Scholarship:

TBA

Holman Scholarship:

Amanda Powley

Dr. Ralph Waldo Stearns, Sr. Nurse's Education Scholarship

TBA

2019

Thank you to the 133 amazingly talented applicants this year. It is very apparent that you have a sincere dedication to expanding your career in the medical field. Medical professionals are in high demand in Klamath and throughout Oregon. We encourage all of you to continue your studies to enhance your medical career.

The 2019 Scholarship awardees are:

James Bocchi Memorial Scholarship:

  • Sadie Boccard
  • Steven Hedlund
  • Stacy Rowlett
  • Ashley Baker

Joann Burns Memorial Scholarship:

  • Sadie Boccard
  • Stacey Rowlett

Klamath Elk's Nurse's and Health Careers Education Scholarship:

  • Bailey Ellis
  • Giselle Cobain
  • Sophia Gomez
  • Dahiana Padilla De Dios

Holman Scholarship:

  • Shelby LaTourrette
  • Kyra Mull
  • Abigail Shaw

Dr. Ralph Waldo Stearns, Sr. Nurse's Education Scholarship

  • Steven Hedlund