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Scholarships

Janet Chisholm Martin Healthcare Scholarship

Award: Separate scholarships will be awarded totaling $1,000 cumulatively. To be used for the 2014–15 academic year.

Length of scholarship: One academic year only. Scholarship will be divided per academic term.

Use of scholarship: Scholarship may be used to help pay for expenses at any accredited institution of higher learning, for people pursuing education in a health care field such as doctor of medicine, nursing, medical technicians, physical therapy or pharmacy.

Eligibility:

  • Any high school senior in Latah County who has at least a 2.0 grade point average and who has a financial need.
  • Any current graduate or undergraduate student attending an accredited institution of higher learning in Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman or Asotin counties and already pursuing a degree in the health care field with a 2.0 grade point average.
  • Any current employee of Gritman Medical Center, or person who has been employed by Gritman in the past two years, who is or will be pursuing health care education.

History: This scholarship was established in 2007 by Mrs. Lois Michael to honor her daughter, Janet Martin, a long-time nurse at Gritman Medical Center.

Application process: Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Application form. Download here.
  • Copy of school transcript (if student) to verify GPA.
  • One letter of reference from a teacher, counselor, principal or job supervisor.

L. Clay Boyd Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

Award: Up to $1,500 cumulatively, divided per academic term.

Length of scholarship: One academic year only. Scholarship will be divided per academic term.

Use of scholarship: This scholarship may be used to pay for expenses at any accredited institution of higher learning, for people pursuing education in the health care field.

Eligibility:

  • Any high school senior in Latah County who has at least a 3.0 grade point average and who has a financial need.
  • Any current graduate or undergraduate student attending an accredited institution of higher learning in Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman or Asotin counties, and already pursuing a degree in the health care field with a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Any current employee of Gritman Medical Center or person who has been employed by Gritman in the past two years, who is or will be pursuing health care education.

History: Clay Boyd was a former CEO of Gritman Medical Center. It is the intent of the scholarship to continue Clay’s legacy of helping fellow health care workers to continue their education and advance their careers.

Application process: Please submit the following as your Application Packet:

  • Application form. Download here.
  • Copy of school transcript (if student) to verify GPA.
  • Two personal reference letters detailing the applicant's achievements and qualifications for this scholarship.

Chanda Morris Scholarship

Award: Dollar amount varies, depending on funds available.

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and must have participated in the Junior Volunteer program. They must also have contributed a minimum of 40 hours to the program and do not need to be pursuing a degree in health care.

History: This scholarship was established in the memory of Chanda Morris, a Gritman Junior Volunteer, who died in an auto accident in 1991. She was named Gritman Jr. Volunteer of the Year in 1991, after volunteering for more than two years and contributing 331 hours. While attending Troy High School, she served as secretary and president of the Gritman Junior Volunteer Council.

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Maurine Cherrington Scholarship

Award: Up to $1,000

Eligibility: Applicants must be college freshmen or first-year health care students from Latah County who show outstanding achievements in areas such as academics, fine arts, athletics, school activities and community service. A minimum current grade point average of 3.0 is required.

History: Maurine Cherrington is a longtime Gritman supporter and charter member of the Gritman Auxiliary. Her appreciation for the hospital and its programs continues through her generosity to our scholarship programs.

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The Besst Family Scholarship

Award: $500

Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and must have participated in the Junior Volunteer program. Scholarship recognizes students who show outstanding academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and leadership skills as Junior Volunteers.

History: Established by Kara Besst, chief executive officer at Gritman Medical Center, and her husband, Tim, in appreciation of the Junior Volunteer program.

Midge Presol Medical Scholarship

Award: Varies, depending on funds available.

Eligibility: Anyone studying in the health care field is eligible.

History: Named for Midge Presol, who served as Gritman’s director of nursing from 1982 until her death in 1999. She was an advocate of nursing education and was known for encouraging her staff to always improve their skills.

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