Gwen & Gladys Coffin Scholarship

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Designed to Help You Enhance Your Skills and Provide Higher Levels of Service in the Health Care Field

The Gwen & Gladys Coffin Memorial Scholarship $2,000

 Who is Eligible?

  • Must be a resident of Wallowa County and must have been employed in a nonprofit health care setting (Wallowa Memorial Hospital, Care Center, other organized nonprofit)
  • Must be investing in education or training to enhance your skill level and professional development, and it must also benefit health care services in the county
  • Must continue to work in Wallowa County for a minimum of one year following receipt of the scholarship
  • Education or training must not be a requirement of your current position
  • Must be over age 18 and have already completed high school

How do I apply?

  • Applications are available at the Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation office inside Wallowa Memorial Hospital or online at
  • A completed application must include:
    • the application form
    • a short essay explaining your career goal related to this training/education
    • a simple budget
    • a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor
    • one personal letter of recommendation
    • a letter of intent stating how long you plan on living and working in this capacity.
  • Must complete personal interview with scholarship selection committee

When is the deadline to apply, and who will decide who is awarded the scholarship?

  • All applications must be mailed and postmarked by Saturday June 1 to Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation, PO Box 53, Enterprise, Oregon 97828. Applications may also be dropped off in person at Wallowa Memorial Hospital to the Foundation.
  • The Foundation Board will review applications and notify winners by June 22.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 541.426.1913