Nearly a dozen area students have received a financial boost to further their education from a St. Anthony Hospital scholarship program. Receiving the top award of $1,000 were Lily Williams and Hannah Christman.

Williams, who is enrolled at California Polytechnic State University, is studying biomedical engineering. Christman, a 2019 Griswold High School graduate, plans to study biology/neuroscience at the University of Montana.

The scholarships are funded with 100% of the profits from Inspirations, the hospital’s gift shop. The program provides scholarships to students that are interested in pursuing a career in the health care field. Students who are currently enrolled in a college or university program and recent high school graduates are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

Other recipients who are currently enrolled in school include: Jodi Primus ($500), a nursing student at Blue Mountain Community College; Sara Weinke ($250), who’s majoring in nursing at the University of Portland; and Brigitte Jimenez ($250), who’s is in the occupational therapy assistant program at Linn-Benton Community College.

Other high school winners: Heppner High School graduates, who both received $500, are Jacee Currin, who plans to major in nursing at Montana State University, and Claire Grieb, who will study psychology at Western Oregon University; Pendleton High School graduates, who each received $250, Samuel Attridge, who will major in biohealth sciences at Oregon State University; Kathleen Bradt, who plans to study psychology at Whitworth University, and Rylee Parker, who will study nursing at Western Oregon University; and Weston-McEwen High School graduate Sierra Scheibner ($250) plans to study dental assisting at the College of Western Idaho.

For more about the scholarship program, contact Emily Smith, at

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