Thank you for your interest in the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation Scholarship Award. As our Mission Statement indicates, we are here to “enhance the quality of life and general health of residents living in the West Umatilla and Morrow County communities.” Assisting those who are pursuing degrees or certification in health-related professions will definitely help to meet that fundamental goal. This scholarship is reserved for students from our service area in hopes of educating and providing career opportunities for local health care professionals.

The Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation Scholarship Award is based on merit, rather than financial need. To be considered as a scholarship recipient you must have completed at least one year of study towards your chosen area by the time the scholarship is awarded in June of the current school year. Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 will be awarded.

Applicants are asked to complete and fulfill the following criteria:

    1. Application Form.
    2. Provide a copy of your most current transcript.
    3. Provide verification of future courses with a study plan signed by your advisor or an itemized pre-registration receipt.
    4. Write an essay that is typewritten, two pages, double-spaced, and integrates the following topics:
      • Describe your chosen medical field, career goals, and how you will achieve them.
      • Tell us what challenges you have faced in your academic studies and how you have overcome them.
      • Describe the qualities you have developed that will help you succeed in the completion of your schooling and future work endeavors.
      • Project where you will be and what you will be doing in 10 years; 20 years.
    5. Include two current, applicable letters of recommendation that speak to your academic excellence and professional work experience.

Full Name (required):

Address (required):

City (required):

State (required):

Zip Code (required):

Phone (required):

Are you a previous GSCHF scholarship recipient?
 Yes No

Email Address (required):

Course of Study or Health Care degree you are pursuing:

Have you been accepted into your medical education program?

Name of school and address you are currently attending or will attend and anticipated completion date:

How many terms or semesters will you have completed by June of this year?

Current G.P.A.:

Current degree or certifications you have already obtained:

Do you agree to have your name submitted for publication?
 Yes No


Verification of future courses and signed study plan:


Letters of Recommendation:
1st Letter

2nd Letter

By submitting this form, I affirm that all statements on this scholarship application are true, complete and correct. I approve the investigation of all matters that the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation deems relevant to my application. I authorize you to request and receive such information and release GSCH Foundation from all liability that might result from making such an investigation.

Board of Directors & Staff

Margaret Saylor

Vice President
Mike Madsen

Mike Henderson

Board Members
Janet Cooley, Dave Ego, Bill Elfering, Manuel Gutierrez, Jacelyn Keys, Liz Marvin, Cindy Middleton, Lisa Mittelsdorf, Angela Pursel, Julie Puzey, LaDonna Quaempts, Tom Wamsley.

Medical Staff President
Jeremy Anderson, DO

Board Of Trustees Chair
Steve Eldrige

President & CEO
Dennis Burke

Foundation Executive Director
Bob Green

How to Reach Us


Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation
610 NW Eleventh Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

  • By phone: (541) 667 3419