Over the years, The Corvallis Clinic Foundation has helped support those people who endeavor to become healthcare professionals. It has granted more than 220 college education scholarships to area students determined to pursue a career in healthcare.
For information on the scholarships that The Foundation offers, please see below:
The George W. Knox, M.D. Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Knox, a neurologist who practiced at The Corvallis Clinic from 1970 to 1998. Through this endowment, a $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a Corvallis High School or a Crescent Valley High School student who expresses an interest in entering a health-related career field or the humanities. Eligibility alternates each year between the two schools. In 2018, students from Corvallis High School are eligible. Deadline and application information is available through the Beyond CHS and Beyond CV offices.
An endowed scholarship in honor of James R. Naibert, a retired family physician who practiced at The Corvallis Clinic’s Waverly Drive facility and the Immediate Care Center. His patients chose to recognize his efforts by establishing the scholarship for area students who demonstrate an interest in working in a health-related profession that involves direct patient care.
To be eligible, students must be a college sophomore or above in standing, and must have graduated from high school in Linn or Benton County, or must have been residing in Linn or Benton County for at least three years while working in a healthcare field with direct patient care.
This Corvallis Clinic Foundation and the LBCC Foundation scholarship fund is for LBCC students in healthcare-related programs. The two foundations worked in collaboration to establish the fund, which generates annual scholarships to support the growing need for professionals in health care occupations. Dr. Robert Poole and Susan Poole of Corvallis donated $10,000 to the fund through The Corvallis Clinic Foundation. Their donation was designated as a matching gift, which inspired matching funds to be raised through the LBCC Foundation.
The new scholarships will go to students pursuing a degree in health care occupations at LBCC. The college’s Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon trains students in nine fields, including nurses and nursing assistants, diagnostic imaging technicians, dental assistants, medical assistants, coding and reimbursement specialists, polysomnographic (sleep-study) technicians, phlebotomists, surgical technologists, and occupational therapy assistants.
The James A. Riley, M.D., University Scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Riley, who was an early partner of The Corvallis Clinic and founder of The Clinic Foundation. These scholarships are for Oregon State University students who have decided to pursue a career in a health-related field and are enrolled in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences or the College of Science. Each college awards one scholarship per year. Deadline and application information is available through the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the OSU College of Science.