The Hospital Auxiliary recently presented $53,000 in scholarships for area nursing and health care students. These scholarships are important in attracting new students and helping to address the shortage of nurses in the low country. Over the past 30 years, the Auxiliary has donated approximately $850,000 in scholarships through proceeds from its Annual Hospital Auxiliary Invitational Golf Tournament held at Harbour Town and Wexford.
The Nursing and Allied Health Program at the Technical College of the Lowcountry was presented a check for $15,000; the Nursing Program at USC Beaufort was presented a check for $12,000; and the Nurse Extern Scholarship Program at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare received $10,000. An additional $16,000 ($2,000 to each of eight recipients) was presented to qualified children of hospital employees who are pursuing degrees in the medical field.
The Hospital Auxiliary gives special thanks to Chris Corkern, President of The Corkern Group and Financial Advisor with Prudential, for being the Title Sponsor of our golf tournament for over 10 years. Thanks, also, to our wonderful corporate sponsors, hole sponsors, donors, and golfers for making these scholarships possible.