Glencoe senior Blake Lee and Liberty senior Ruben Sanchez Flores Jr. to receive scholarships.

The Tuality Healthcare Foundation has awarded college scholarships to two local high school students who plan to study medicine in college.

The foundation donates thousands to area students every spring.

Liberty High School senior Ruben Sanchez Flores Jr. received $2,000 as part of the Dr. Marvin J. Robb Memorial Scholarship. Sanchez plans to attend the University of Oregon this fall and major in biochemistry and pre-medicine.

Robb practiced at Tuality Community Hospital for 38 years, retiring in 1983. The memorial scholarship was established in 2012.

Glencoe High School senior Blake Lee received $1,300 as part of the Flo Rhea Health Careers Endowment Scholarship. Blake will study microbiology at Bringham Young University. The scholarship — established in 1992 — is named after former hospital president Flo Rhea.

"These kids are amazing," said foundation coordinator Melanie Johnson. "Ruben has been doing cancer research at OHSU and Blake is an eagle scout and multi-talented. These are outstanding kids."

The scholarships are open to students in Western Washington County with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and plan to pursue a human health-related career.

For more information about Tuality Healthcare Foundation programs and services, visit

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