The Oberly-Allen Endowment for Nursing Scholarships

The Oberly-Allen Endowment for Nursing Scholarships was established to further the continuing education of Good Shepherd’s nurses in honor of the legacy of D. Estella Raker who founded Good Shepherd with her husband, the Rev. John Raker. Estella’s legacy was consistently modeled by head nurses Elizabeth Oberly and Evelyn Allen during their tenure, inspiring countless nurses at Good Shepherd.

Recognizing the importance of strengthening the nursing community,  this named, restricted endowment provides funds in perpetuity for awarding annual scholarships to deserving individuals. These scholarships for nursing education are vital to attract, educate, and retain talented nurses with exceptional expertise and, ultimately rehabilitation certification. Highly qualified nurses lead to better patient care, patient satisfaction, and continued excellent accreditation rankings.

Your support of the nursing endowment is not only a gift to our nurses, it’s a gift to our community, bringing optimal care, hope and healing to our patients today and tomorrow.

For more information, please contact Senior Major Planned Giving Officer Susan Lopez at [email protected] or 610-776-3386.

A complete listing of our current scholarships.