Support Healthcare Education
Our scholarships are more than a chance for students to further their education, they're an investment in the future of health care. We seek to enrich the health and happiness of our communities by giving aspiring health care professionals the opportunity to expand their passion and knowledge today to become the remarkable caregivers of tomorrow. Through these funds, we're creating a stronger community of professionals to further our mission of a higher standard of care. Your support helps ensure the best care for your friends, family and community for years to come.
The Riverside Foundation supports the following education funds:
The Gerald R. Brink Memorial Scholarship
Gerald (Jerry) Brink, served as President and CEO of Riverside Regional Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Riverside Health System before retiring in 2004 after 40 years of service. Mr. Brink is remembered at Riverside as someone who cared deeply for the people who worked for and with him. It is in his honor that the Gerald R. Brink Memorial Scholarship is established to benefit students enrolled in the Riverside College of Health Careers Radiologic Technology Program
Healthcare Heroes Scholarship and Student Assistance Fund
This special scholarship honors the lives of Riverside family members Leslie D. Mask, Anna West, Judy Lee, Ian Burgett, Joyce Johnson and Robyn Gohsman. These individuals showed an incredible passion for patient care and lifelong learning. In this spirit, we award scholarships and grants to students pursuing a career in health care.
The Jean Raines Family Scholarship
Jean Raines was an incredibly accomplished woman and a crusader for both health care and learning. In honor of her 40-year commitment to Riverside as Vice President of Education, we provide academic assistance to the children and grandchildren of our dedicated employees. Awards fund tuition, books and educational supply fees. Scholarships are not limited to health care, but include all areas of educational pursuit.
The Willie P. Francis Education Scholarship
We honor Willie P. Francis for her constant dedication to her patients during her time at Riverside, nursing from 1956 to her retirement in 2003. Always full of joy, she earned the respect and admiration of everyone she met. This program encourages the Birthing & Family Services staff at Riverside Regional Medical Center to continually advance their maternal-child health skills.
Anne Talbot Evans Memorial Scholarship
Throughout her entire career, Anne Talbot Evans showed exceptional dedication to surgical services. It is in her honor that we provide scholarships to students in Surgical Technology and RN programs at the Riverside College of Health Careers.
The Nurse in the Hat Fund
The friends and family of Linda Handley established this fund to honor her commitment, professionalism and passion for nursing. Each year, it is awarded to one or more students in the Riverside School of Professional Nursing.