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Scholarships

Janet Chisholm Martin Healthcare Scholarship

Award: Divided per academic term, totaling $2,000 cumulatively.

Eligibility: Any high school senior in Latah County who has at least a 3.0 grade point average and who has a financial need to attend college. Any current graduate or undergraduate student attending an accredited institution of higher learning in Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman or Asotin counties, and already pursing a degree in the healthcare 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 pursing healthcare education.

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

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

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L. Clay Boyd Memorial Healthcare Scholarship

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

Eligibility: Any high school senior in Latah County who has at least a 3.0 grade point average and who has a financial need to attend college. Any current graduate or undergraduate student attending an accredited institution of higher learning in Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman or Asotin counties, and already pursing a degree in the healthcare field with a 3.0 grade point average is also eligible. 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 pursing healthcare education.

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

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 healthcare workers to continue their education and advance their careers.

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Chanda Morris Scholarship

Award: Dollar amount varies, depending on funds available.

Eligibility: Graduating senior and must have participated in the Junior Volunteer Program. Applicants must also have contributed a minimum of 40 hours to the program and do not need to be pursuing a degree in healthcare.

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: $1,000.00

Eligibility: Freshmen or first year healthcare 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.

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: Graduating senior and must have participated in the Junior Volunteer Program. Scholarship recognizes students who show outstanding academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and leadership skills as a Junior Volunteer.

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

Midge Presol Scholarship

Award: Varies, depending on funds available.

Eligibility: Anyone studying in the healthcare field.

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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