Sky Lakes Volunteers award scholarships to area students

Sky Lakes Volunteers recently awarded $5,500 in scholarships to five area college students.

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“As with others in the Sky Lakes family, the Volunteers regularly give back the community in a variety of ways,” said Reid Kennedy, Director of Volunteer Services at the Klamath Falls medical center. “These scholarships are an extension of that philosophy of generosity and contribution.”

Receiving OHSU Nursing Scholarships:

  • Abigail Shaw, a student in the Oregon Health & Science School of Nursing program in Klamath Falls, received a $2,000 scholarship to continue her studies.

  • Karen Vazquez, also in the local OHSU program, received a $500 scholarship.

The OHSU Nursing Scholarships are funded in part by the local community support of the Card and Game Party hosted twice a year by the Volunteers and held at the Sky Lakes Community Health Center in the Mabel Liskey Henzel Pavilion; the most recent event was in April.

Also receiving scholarships:

  • Hannah Peterson, a Sky Lakes Junior Volunteer and a student in the Oregon Tech Diagnostic Sonography program, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

  • Jennifer Schneider, a Sky Lakes Junior Volunteer and a Klamath Community College student, received $500 to assist in her studies.

  • Mackenzie Smith, a Sky Lakes Junior Volunteer in the KCC Nursing program, received a $500 scholarship. 

With more than 200 members, Sky Lakes Volunteers conduct several fundraising activities throughout the year in the medical center to support the scholarships program.

Visit to download an application to become a Volunteer.

Press release provided from Sky Lakes Medical Center.