Jinny Scifres Memorial Scholarship Fund
Paul and Tom Scifres, Dr. Ed Apple and Jinny’s many friends established this fund. This fund will provide scholarships to individuals pursuing post secondary education in the field of nursing.
Jinny was born on August 17, 1942 in Salem to Tom and Louise (Evans) Tiedt. After starting a family, Jinny made the tough decision to return to school and study nursing. After graduation, Jinny began her nursing career at Washington County Memorial Hospital as an Emergency Room Nurse. Jinny’s love of nursing eventually lead her to several promotions and back to school once again. She eventually became the Director of Patient Care Services.
Jinny died in the fall of 2000, after bravely battling bone cancer. Her family and many friends established this scholarship fund in her memory, to assist others who, like Jinny, return to school to study nursing after starting a family or career.
Jinny once stated, “My vocation in nursing has been rewarding. I appreciate the opportunity to help others in many ways, … With God’s help, I can make a difference and that is what I try to do.”