Announcing the William G. and Ruth T. Evans Scholarship Recipients

$108,069 Awarded for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

On Friday, September 20, 2019 the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation hosted the annual award luncheon at Asante Ashland for recipients of The William G. and Ruth T. Evans Endowed Nursing Scholarship. At the celebration recipients are recognized for their significant achievement and have the opportunity to meet members of the Evans Family, scholarship selection committee, and members of the hospital and foundation leadership.

We would like to congratulate each of the eighteen worthy recipients on their success: Talah Alem, Glenn Alvarez, Brianna Barnes, Theodora Barry, Thomas Bice, Cassydie Braught, Ruth Breneiser, Tahisha Buck, Elizbeth Galvan, Kierstin Gaskin, Andrew Harlan, Jessica Hoppe, Arika Ledesma, Sylvia Moore, Lauren Morgan, Brandon Nelson, Makena Totushek, and Ryan Vieira.

Each year the scholarship selection committee receives a number of applications from qualified nursing students enrolled at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) at the Ashland Campus or at Rogue Community College (RCC), who intend to work in the Rogue Valley after graduation. After careful deliberation, the committee this year awarded a total of $102,000 in scholarships to the selected students.

An additional $6,069 is scheduled to be awarded to the fourteen students in the graduating class of RCC’s Licensed Practical Nursing Program. The scholarship will cover the cost of state licensing and exam fees for graduates.

A nurse herself, Ruth Evans recognized the need for nurses and the importance of education. Although Mrs. Evans passed away in 2013, her legacy continues in the form of scholarships for nursing students. 

Mrs. Evans established the endowed nursing scholarship in 2002. Since that time 276 scholarships have been awarded to 213 students. The value of those scholarships is in excess of $668,600.

Ashland Community Hospital Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 supporting the work of Asante Ashland Community Hospital. Contributions to the foundation for the Evans Endowed Nursing Scholarship are tax-deductible and will be used to support education for Rogue Valley nursing students.