Jessica Phung

Grants Pass High School, Class of 2017
University of Portland, Class of 2021

University: Portland State University – Portland, OR
Major: Nursing
Scholarships Received from Redwood: Asante TRMC Fitness, Caveman Kiwanis, Grants Pass Kiwanis, Grants Pass Kiwanis – Dick Hall Memorial Youth Service, Grants Pass Zonta Foundation Memorial, Grants Pass Active Club, Grants Pass National Honor Society, Project Youth +, Criswell, Drummond Family, Josephine County Medical Society, Lincoln Elementary, Manuel Garcia

Jessica Phung is a 2017 graduate of Grants Pass High School who studied Nursing at Portland State University. Through the scholarships she received from Redwood and other sources, Jessica’s first two years of school were completely paid for. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2021.

Jessica had always had an interest in healthcare and wanted to pursue a career that would involve directly interacting with and caring for patients. Her work with Project Youth + helped her decide that she wanted to go into nursing.

Her advice to other students is to take your time in deciding what you want to do, don’t feel rushed into a career, and to explore the workforce and let your interests guide you. She currently works as an ICU nurse in Seattle, WA.

“My first two years of school were completely paid for by the scholarships I received from the Redwood Foundation. The scholarships took the burden off me and my parents so I was able to enjoy college without worrying about debt.”

JCEF is now Redwood Foundation for Education