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Scholarships

As of January 27th 2021 the scholarship application cycle is OPEN.

Scholarship Application Cycle CLOSES MAY 28th 2021 at 5pm PT.

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 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.

Fillable PDF Application Here

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: It is encouraged that you pre-write all narrative entries in word and cut and paste into the fillable PDF form application. Once complete, click the SUBMIT tab at the top of page one of the application which will open your email browser. Please attach the following to the submission email:

  1. Unofficial transcripts from High School and/or College
  2. Resume

If there is a technical error in the submission process, email the completed application, transcripts, and a resume to foundation@skylakes.org.

Letter of recommendation - not needed

In place of Letters of Recommendation we are asking that you include references in your resume. Include at least 3 references with complete contact information including first and last name, address, phone number, and email address. This will allow the committee to follow up with your references if needed.

Send questions to foundation@skylakes.org

TIPS for Applicants:

  • Remember to tell your story whenever possible. Use the narrative sections to tell as much about yourself as possible.
  • Many of our scholarships are interested in students who graduated from local High Schools. Emphasis your participation in local High School activities, even if it was some time ago.
  • You don't have to be studying nursing. Some of the scholarships simply want you to be enrolled in health related studies.
  • The more you share the better. Don't short change yourself by leaving spaces blank or incomplete.

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:

Samantha Adams

Karen Crawford

Gary Dalton

Bailey Ellis

Marisela Flores-Pena

Caleb Gaede

Ashley Jacobs

Trinity Orcutt

Fatima Pinedo Botello

Josiah Rourk

Holman Scholarship:

Amanda Powley

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

No scholarships will be awarded this year.

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