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Scholarships

These scholarships and loan repayments are awarded by Legacy's Foundations and Volunteer Auxiliaries. We're pleased to offer this support, but the specific eligibility guidelines must be followed.

Please read the guidelines for each scholarship carefully. We're sorry, but Legacy scholarships are not available for students who don't meet the requirements for school, geographic residence or other criteria.

Most scholarships are awarded to students living in Legacy's service area who are entering college and plan a career in health care, and some include invaluable on-the-job experience during the summer months.

Graduating High School Seniors - Irene Stephenson High School Scholarship

Scholarship #1 - Tualatin area

Please note the specific eligibility requirements for these scholarships.

Eligibility

Graduating high school senior attending a public high school in Canby, Lake Oswego, Lakeridge, Newberg, North Marion, Oregon City, Sherwood, Tualatin, Tigard, West Linn, Wilsonville or Woodburn, entering a career in health care.

Hospital Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Program Funding Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center Volunteers
Length of award 1 year
Total award per student $2,000
Awards per year 2
Application Deadline March 30, 2018
Application Form Click here 
Contact Lindsay Delacerna, 503-692-2186

Nursing Students

Please note the specific eligibility requirements for these scholarships. You must be a current student at Linfield School of Nursing to qualify.

 Scholarship #1 - Peterson Scholarship

Eligibility   Linfield College Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 and a commitment to nursing.
 Hospital  Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
 Program funding  Good Samaritan Foundation
 Length of award  1 year
 Total award per student $1,000
 Awards per year Varies
 Contact Linfield Financial Aid Office (McMinnville) finaid@linfield.edu or 503-883-2225

Scholarship #2 - Lloydena Grimes Scholarship

Eligibility 

 Linfield College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors with a GPA of 3.0

Hospital Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Program funding  Good Samaritan Foundation
Length of award 1 year
Total Award per student   $2,000
Awards per year  Varies
Contact  Linfield Financial Aid Office (McMinnville) finaid@linfield.edu or 503-883-2225

Scholarship #3 - Tigerstrand Scholarship

Eligibility  Linfield College students, eligible after one quarter at Linfield
Hospital  Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Program funding  Good Samaritan Foundation
Length of award  1 year
Total award per student  $2,000
Awards per year  1
Contact  Linfield Financial Aid Office (McMinnville) finaid@linfield.edu or 503-883-2225

Returning Student

Scholarship #1 - Geraldine Stephenson Continuing Education Scholarship

Please note the specific eligibility requirements for this scholarship, and don't apply if you don't meet them.

Eligibility 

Individual in school after at least 5 years out of school, enrolled in a program, approved for financial aid and entering a career in healthcare. 

Hospital  Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center 
Program funding Legacy Meridian Park Volunteers
Length of award 1 year
Total award per student $1,500 - $5,000
Awards per year  1-3
Application Deadline  May 31, 2017
Application Form  Click here
Contact  Lindsey Delacerna, 503-692-2186

Scholarship #2 - Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation Healthcare Professional Scholarship

Eligibility

Must be a current or previous employee during the past two years at Mount Hood Medical Center and must be enrolled in/accepted to a program leading to a degree that would build his/her professional merit. 

Hospital Mount Hood Medical Center
Program funding Mount Hood Medical Center Foundation
Length of award  1 year
Total award per student Up to $10,000 
Awards per year  One or more 
Application Deadline  April 3, 2017
Application Form  PDF MS Word
Contact  Kristine Krause, 503-413-6955 

 Scholarship #3 - 2018 Chou Nursing Scholarship Fund for Advanced Education

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply: 

  • Currently employed at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.
  • Accepted to/enrolled in a program leading to an advanced degree a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. 
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degrees are NOT eligible for Chou Award funds. 
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees are only eligible if the individual plans to remain a bedside nurse (as opposed to a prescribing provider.) However, BSN and MSN students will be given priority over doctoral candidates. 
  • Taking courses leading directly to a BSN or MSN degree (prerequisite course work is not eligible.)  
  • Eligible coursework must first be approved for tuition reimbursement through the Legacy Educational Assistance Program. If you are planning to apply to LEAP but it is too early to do so, please estimate your expected LEAP reimbursement amount on this application.  
  • GPA of at least 3.0 for a BSN student and a 3.7 for a MSN must be earned in order to qualify for the reimbursement.*
  • *In pass/no pass programs at education institutions such as Western Governors University, a “pass” is considered a 3.0 GPA. Therefore, BSN students can be eligible for Chou Nursing Funds, but MSN students are not.
All clinical programs are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Hospital Legacy Health Salmon Creek Medical Center
Program funding Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation
Length of award  1 calendar year
Total award per student

Up to $2,000 annually for BSN and MSN

Awards per year  Up to 45
Application Deadline  January 12, 2018 
Application Form  PDF MS Word
Chou Scholarship FAQs Download FAQs here
Contact  Kristine Krause, 503-413-6955 

 Scholarship #4 - 2017 Carol J. Kenagy Nursing Education Scholarship

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Legacy Silverton Health nurse employed in good standing with no disciplinary action in the prior 12 months.
  • OSBN, RN active status without disciplinary action.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional accredited nursing degree program (baccalaureate, graduate) in the US.
  • Applicant must complete essay question. (see application)
  • Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by the Nursing Scholarship Committee.
  • Financial need will be considered but this is NOT a “need-based only” scholarship.
Hospital Legacy Silverton Health Medical Center
Programfunding Silverton Health Foundation
Length of award 1 calendar year
Total award per student

$1,000

Awards per year Up to 3
Application Deadline August 1, 2017
Application Form MS Word
Contact Kate Robertson, 503-873-1791, krobert@lhs.org

Scholarship #5- 2018 Meridian Park Medical Foundation Healthcare Professional Scholarship

Eligibility

Must be a current employee of Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center and enrolled in/accepted to a program leading to a degree that would build his/her professional career. All clinical programs are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Hospital Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Program Meridian Park Medical Foundation
Length of award 1 calendar year
Total award per student

Approximately $1,500

Awards per year One or more
Application Deadline November 30, 2017
Application Form PDF, MS Word
Contact Kristine Krause, 503-413-6955, kkrause@lhs.org

Scholarship #6- 2018 Good Samaritan Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Current employee at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.
  • Accepted to/enrolled in a program leading to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. *Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees are only eligible if the intent is to remain a bedside nurse (as opposed to a prescribing provider.) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) degrees are NOT eligible.
  • Taking courses leading directly to a BSN or MSN degree.
  • GPA of at least 3.0.

Any employee in a BSN program is eligible to apply.

Part-time employees may receive pro-rated awards.

All clinical programs are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Hospital Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Program Good Samaritan Foundation
Length of award 1 calendar year
Total award per student

Up to $5,000 annually

Awards per year Multiple
Application Deadline January 8, 2018
Application Form PDFMS Word
Contact Kristine Krause, 503-413-6955, kkrause@lhs.org