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Sky Lakes Volunteers award scholarships, fund more

Hospital news | Monday, July 3, 2017

The Sky Lakes Medical Center Volunteers recently awarded five scholarships to Oregon Tech students in the Health Sciences, and pledged support for nursing programs in Klamath Falls.

Two of the awards are from the Sky Lakes Medical Center Volunteers Scholarship Endowment, and the rest are from the Volunteers’ Annual Scholarship Commitment to Oregon Tech. The scholarships cover one-fourth of tuition and expenses for an academic year, and are valued at approximately $2,000 each.

Scholarship winners, their academic majors, and years of graduation are:

  • Erica Bennett, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology, 2018;
  • Kyle James, Biology--Health Sciences, 2018;
  • Brittany Routh, Radiologic Science, 2018;
  • Desiree Cahill, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2019;
  • Xiaojuan Feng, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, 2019.

The Volunteers organization also committed $3,000 to OHSU School of Nursing at Oregon Tech. The OHSU Nursing Scholarship is funded primarily from the proceeds of fundraising card parties held in the spring and fall.

The Sky Lakes Medical Center Volunteers has also committed $2,000 to the KCC Nursing Program in the form of nursing scholarships. This is a new scholarship commitment approved by the Volunteer Executive Board to support of KCC accreditation and growing the program.

The Sky Lakes Medical Center Volunteers also awarded two $1,500 scholarships to graduating Junior Volunteers. They are:

  • Meagan Beckstrand, who will study biology at Oregon Tech; and
  • Lindsey Northcutt, who will study Nursing at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

The Sky Lakes Volunteers organization and its roughly 300 caring members are valued parts of the Sky Lakes family and are daily reminders of our community's dedication to family-centered healthcare. For more than four decades, young and young-at-heart volunteers have given thousands of hours to a year to provide a personal touch to the medical excellence at Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Call or e-mail Reid Kennedy, 541-274-2038, for more information about the Volunteers.

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