The Sky Lakes Foundation

Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation
2865 Daggett Ave.
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Office Phone Number


Deadline to apply is February 9th, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation offers scholarships to college students. The scholarships are made possible by the generosity of Klamath-area families and organizations. This year there will only be ONE online application for all SIX 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.


Eligibility varies by Scholarship Committee.


Elks Valerie Murphy Memorial Scholarship

  • GPA minimum of 3.00.
  • Accepted and enrolled full-time in any school for a health and/or science field.
  • First consideration will be given to students serving in the military.
  • Second consideration will be given to students who have family serving or have served in the military.
  • A Third consideration will be given to high school seniors serving in the Civil Air Control (CAP)


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 from Klamath Basin High Schools, public/private.


The Linkville IPA Fund Scholarship

  • Awards of up to $10,000/year
  • The Linkville IPA Scholarship Fund aims to provide financial support for tuition to medical students who are enrolled in an accredited, certified and/or qualified medical school.
  • From the Klamath Basin
  • Planning to enter a primary care field (family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine)
  • Planning to return to practice in a Klamath Basin (or a rural/underserved region)
  • Applicant shall be accepted/enrolled as a full-time student in medical school.
  • GPA 3.0 or above and in good academic standing.
  • If an applicant receives a scholarship award, they shall agree to submit all information needed to verify the recipient’s eligibility to receive fund money.


It is encouraged that you pre-write all narrative entries in word and cut and paste into the fillable PDF form application.


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


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.