Glidden STEM Scholarship

Dr. Alden B. Glidden will be helping one Klamath Union High School senior immensely in their journey of pursing a college education.

The well-known doctor in Klamath Falls recently helped fund a new scholarship under the Pelican Education Foundation.

This past Wednesday night during a monthly meeting, the Pelican Education Foundation announced the beginning of a new scholarship, one Glidden helped fund.

The scholarship, which will specifically go toward Klamath Union seniors, will be named the Glidden STEM Scholarship.

Glidden chose STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for a specific reason.

“I feel those disciplines create the greatest benefit for the world,” Glidden said. “It will be used to further the college career of a graduating Klamath Union High School senior.”

Glidden earned his Doctor of Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and has since been a doctor in family medicine at Sky Lakes Medical Center.

This, however, is not the first time Glidden has helped fund a generous scholarship. Along with the Glidden STEM Scholarship, he has helped fund a scholarship in his hometown as well.

The fortunate Klamath Union senior will be eligible to receive a total of $4,000 paid out in increments of $1,000 each year for up to four years, just as long as the established criteria has been met.

Glidden made his reason for establishing the scholarship clear. Not only would the scholarship help fund an aspiring college student, and be awarded to a KU senior in the STEM field, but the applicant should show the financial need.

Overall, the funds will be used for the student’s college tuition, as well as paying for books, housing and a food plan.

Students will now have one month and a half to apply for the Glidden STEM Scholarship.

Applications, along with letters of recommendation, will be due by May 15th every year.

The Glidden STEM Scholarship will be awarded in June of this year. It is the only scholarship through the Pelican Education Foundation that will follow a student for four years as long as they meet the scholarships’ grade point average requirements.

Applications for the new scholarship and the seven other $1,000 scholarships through the Pelican Education Foundation can be found at

The direct link to the Glidden scholarship can be found at: 

The criteria for choosing award recipients are as follows.

· High school senior enrolled at Klamath Union High School

· Planning to attend a two-year or four-year college majoring in a STEM field

· Cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or above

· Affiliation with a non-profit organization, employer, or volunteer position, shown by a letter of recommendation

· Exhibits the ability and aptitude to succeed in a STEM career while seeking to develop his or her skills in this area

· Financial need

Klamath Community College Institutional Researcher, Bill Jennings, who is on the board of the Pelican Education Foundation, has been busy Thursday and Friday informing students at Klamath Union about the scholarship.

Jennings said he has had teachers let him know of students who might fit the requirements for the scholarship, and many students have expressed interest.

For information on how you can support the foundation, visit