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Foundation offers nursing scholarships

Mid-Columbia Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Mid-Columbia Medical Center, is encouraging local students pursuing nursing degrees to apply for financial assistance available through several scholarship funds.

The foundation offers the following scholarships to qualifying nursing students:

• Evelyn Kaser Nursing Scholarship supports the educational interests of individuals who wish to become registered nurses with a priority to those who are enrolled in a nursing program;

• Non-Traditional Nursing Student Scholarship is designed for students over age 25 and currently enrolled in a nursing program after an interruption in their studies due to life circumstances.

• Lorna and Joseph Halliday Family Nursing Scholarship is designed for students from the Columbia River Gorge area who are accepted into a nursing program.

“Nurses have such a big impact on patient care in our hospital and clinics,” said Celeste Hill Thomas, executive director of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation. “We are proud to be able to help our community in such a meaningful way.”

Applications are being accepted now and are due July 15.

Mid-Columbia residents interested in a future career in nursing can apply for one of these scholarships by contacting the foundation at 541-296-7275 or email,

Applications are available online at donate.


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