Since 2001, the Oregon Medical Education Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduates of Linn and Benton County high schools who are seeking a career in medicine (MD or DO degree) or nursing. The scholarship was developed from an endowment from the Linn and Benton County Medical Societies.
The OMEF Board of Directors voted to release the endowment restriction and award the remaining funds this year. Thirteen scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year to:
- High school seniors
- Students enrolled in an institution of higher learning whose undergraduate pursuit is a pre-medicine, pre-nursing or nursing degree
- Students currently enrolled in a medical (MD/DO) or nursing program.
The deadline for submitting an application and supporting materials is April 15, 2015. Scholarship winners will be announced and monies awarded by June 30, 2015. Funds may be applied for the 2015-2016 academic year.