Cheryl Yarbrough Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship details


Postmarked by April 1, 2019

Amount Awarded

Up to $1,500

Number of Awards


Awarded By

United Indian Health Services, Inc

Selection Criteria

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be American Indian
  • Must be registered for services at UIHS
  • Available to Humboldt and Del Norte County residents
  • Enrolling in an accredited Medical Assisting or Phlebotomy Program
  • Must be willing to complete internship at UIHS

Application instructions

Application Instructions:

This scholarship is open year-round/until selected.

A lifelong resident of McKinleyville, Cheryl was born on February 11, 1982, under the care of UIHS.  As a child, she came into the Trinidad clinic for her check-ups, coughs, and colds, and it was here that she started to develop an interest in the Medical profession.  At the suggestion of one of the providers, Cheryl began to pursue a certification in medical assisting. 

Proud of her American Indian Heritage, Cheryl blossomed culturally, emotionally, and professionally while working as a Medical Assistant at United Indian Health Services.  She was truly loved and respected by clients and staff alike. She took great pride in her work and in the role that she played in helping to provide the American Indian Community with outstanding health care.

This scholarship presents a unique two-fold opportunity.  It provides a living reminder of who Cheryl was and it also helps to embody and exemplify virtues that helped define her as a person.  In keeping with the professionalism and compassion that characterized Cheryl, it is our hope that this Scholarship will provide American Indians interested in the profession of medical assisting or phlebotomy an opportunity to start their career here at UIHS.

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Contact information


United Indian Health Services, Inc


1600 Weeot Way

Arcata, 95521