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“Being a registered nurse has been my dream since as long as I can remember. I have worked in healthcare for over 12 years now, starting in long term care, then in the Intensive Care Unit, Medical Surgical, Labor and Delivery, and finally Mother Baby. I completed my certified nursing assistant course while I was still a senior in high school, and then completed the level two nursing assistant course when I began working in the hospital setting.

Caring for people has always been in my blood.

My mother worked as a caregiver since I was five years old, and as a single mother herself she would often take me to work with her. Those days are where I discovered my call to nursing. I have three young children, Addison, Keelie, and Cohen. Everything I do, I do for them.

My journey to this point has not been easy.

Education is not something I take lightly. I started the prerequisites for the nursing program in 2015, and since then I have gone through many life altering situations. I worked full time nights as a single mom, I went through a terrible divorce, and I lost my great grandmother in 2017, and then my father in 2019, both to cancer.

This scholarship award means everything to me.

As a working mother pursuing higher education, I would like to thank you for this wonderful scholarship award. I can promise you I will appreciate it for the rest of my life, and I will work so hard to make you proud of your contribution.”

— Cierra, 2021-2022 Clint Foundation Scholarship Recipient

Meet the McClintocks

When John and Nancy McClintock established the Clint Foundation in the early 90’s, they sought to empower hard-working students who have a desire to better their communities.

The Clint Foundation Scholarship has unique guiding principles. Students that are selected to receive the scholarship commit to:

  1. Help those who help themselves.
  2. Make a moral commitment to give back in the future.
  3. Realize the importance of working for something.
  4. Appreciate and respect the value of all work.
  5. Realize that future success depends on the efforts of others at all levels.

Since the McClintocks brought the scholarship to Chemeketa in 2011, they've been able to help dozens of students each year afford college with your help.

John and Nancy McClintock
with Dick Erath (middle),
founder of Erath Winery and
Erath Family Foundation

Chemeketa Community College Foundation

4000 Lancaster DR NE

PO Box 14007

Salem, Oregon 97309

503.399.5148  |  503.365.4747