In addition to our scholarships, our grant program supports community efforts to prioritize student wellness, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, public health education and more.
OMEF Scholarships = Hardship relief
Hungry for help – you may be surprised to learn that 40% of these students in Oregon are experiencing food insecurity. The pandemic has amplified hunger and other issues, but sadly even in a normal year this is the reality.
Students also use their OMEF awards to help secure COVID-safe housing during remote rotations, reduce their overall student loan burden and invest in tools enabling them to fully participate in online learning.
OMEF Scholarship Fund celebrates 10 years of helping students
Since 2012, OMEF has awarded more than $550,000 in scholarships to over 300 local students. Awards range from $250 to $1,000 and winners are announced at our annual Future of Medicine Awards event.
In 2021 in celebration of OMEF’s 60th anniversary, we launched a new, multi-year scholarship that includes financial support and valuable 1:1 connections with prominent healthcare leaders. Please contact Julie Davidson, Executive Director, for more information.
Please consider a gift to the OMEF today in support of these vitally important programs. You may designate your gift to one of our Scholarship Funds or our Community Grant program. Your donation will be put to immediate use and bring urgently needed relief to these hard-working individuals.
"I can't tell you how appreciative I am for this scholarship. I plan on using the money to help pay for tuition, which is far and away my largest expense. Thank you for everything that you do!”
--Julia Parker, OHSU MD student