Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Scholarship from CMH


Laurie Kautz is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at CMH.

Students enrolled at Clatsop Community College eligible for funding

Columbia Memorial Hospital is offering two scholarships that will pay for tuition and books to attend the CNA I training program at Clatsop Community College (CCC) for the Summer 2021 course.

If you have always wanted to become a CNA, here is your opportunity! Complete the scholarship application and return it to Kelly Cope, Acute Care Services Nurse Manager, by Thursday, April 29, 2021. The packet can be emailed to kcope@columbiamemorial.org or dropped off at the CMH Human Resources office. 

The goal of the scholarship is to assist individuals in pursuing Oregon CNA licensure. Upon completion and successful passing of the Oregon CNA licensing exam, scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for open CNA positions at CMH. If the scholarship recipient does not pass the Oregon CNA licensing exam at the completion of the course, the scholarship funds may not be awarded. 


  • Recipient must be able to attend the Clatsop Community College CNA I training program.
  • Applicants must provide at least one completed recommendation form. More recommendations are welcome.

Scholarship Information

  • Each scholarship recipient that is hired as an Acute Care Services CNA will be expected to sign a commitment to work agreement for a period of 12 months. If the term of employment is not completed, the applicant will repay the prorated cost of training based on number of months worked in the position.
  • Each scholarship provides funding for tuition and book fees only, paid directly to CCC.
  • This is a one-time scholarship per person.
  • This scholarship is awarded by a panel led by the Acute Care Services Nurse Manager.
  • Hours attending the CNA program, study time and practicum hours will not be compensated.
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