Fund Details
Dr. Frank L. Doane Memorial Scholarship
Award Amount
$500 renewable award


County/High School: Tehama County/All High Schools

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who has resided in Tehama County for over three years
  • Plan to pursue a career as a registered nurse
  • Will attend a 4-year college or university in Fall 2018
Dr. Frank L Doane acquired his medical degree in 1903 and opened a medical office in Red Bluff in 1904. He was born in Michigan in 1874 and his family moved to Red Bluff in 1885. He continued his medical practice into the early 50’s. Jessie M. McKinney was Dr. Doane’s sister-in-law who at one time was a journalist for the Portland Oregonian. Out of respect for Dr. Doane, the residual of her estate was placed in a trust for scholarships, to be given to qualified Tehama County high school graduates who plan to pursue a career as a registered nurse. This trust has been ongoing since her death in 1963. The trust executor moved the funds and facilitation of the scholarship award to the Community Foundation in 2016. The award is renewable for up to four-years of the student's undergraduate academic career. 

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Miriam Leal at