Hospital and college foundations partner on scholarships

  • Mon Jul 13th, 2020 3:30pm
  • News

The Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation and Grays Harbor College Foundation have announced the winners of four scholarships.

Samantha Rasler and Chyanne Subjack are this year’s recipients of the $2000 Grays Harbor Community Hospital Foundation Medical Scholarship. And Joan Chapin and Kristina Culver are this year’s recipients of the $1000 Grays Harbor Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship. The two groups partner every year to offer the scholarships.

“While so much of our work is related directly to patient care at Grays Harbor Community Hospital, these scholarship programs help students with an interest in healthcare. It broadens the scope of how we support healthcare and our community hospital” Charlie Quigg, Foundation Board Chairman.

The intent of the Grays Harbor Hospital Foundation Medical Scholarship is to provide need based students funds to further their education in the medical field, with the hope that these students will remain in the community and work at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0, majoring in the medical field, full time attendance and financial need are requirements.

The Grays Harbor Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship is reserved to support students taking coursework in the medical field. Recipients of this award must have completed 50 hours of volunteer services at GHCH East or West Campus within the year prior. A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5, majoring in nursing or medical field, and full-time attendance are required. This year the recipients meet all requirements except the 50 hours of volunteer service at the hospital, due to COVID-19.

Instead of the usual awards ceremony, due to COVID-19, this year’s recipients offered letters of thanks and included a little bit about themselves. “We’ve enjoyed reading the letters that students have sent in and how donors like you are supporting them during a very difficult time in their lives. Thank you for being a part of what makes our community and college so amazing,” said Lisa J. Smith

Executive Director of the GHC Foundation and Director of College Development.