Salem Health Foundation grants $122,000 in scholarships

The Salem Health Foundation announced that 58 students received college scholarships for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

A total of $122,000 was awarded to students pursuing degrees in a variety of programs.

Several named scholarships were awarded in honor or memory of local community members, including the Bailey physician scholarship, the Carter Employee Nursing Scholarship, the Sewell Family scholarship and the Grayce & Glola Sigg nursing scholarship.

The Salem Health Foundation was established in 1968 by a group of Salem citizens interested in advancing healthcare through donations. It is a charitable, tax-exempt organization that supports medical and medically related projects of Salem Health. The Foundation's 15 volunteer directors help raise funds and manage the resources of the Foundation, while distributing the funds according to the wishes of those who have given.

For more information: Contact Salem Health Foundation at or 503-814-1990.