Three area residents were awarded scholarships through McLeod Dillon. Each received a $1,000 scholarship. The recipients were recognized at a luncheon on July 26, 2013, at McLeod Dillon. All recipients have plans of pursuing a career in health care.
In 2001, the McLeod Dillon Auxiliary established the Chellis B. Ellis Nursing Scholarship in memory of Mrs. Chellis B. Ellis. Mrs. Ellis was a dedicated member of the Auxiliary, and she was also a nurse. Brittany Bryant Hyatt was the recipient of the Chellis B. Ellis Nursing Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and enable deserving people from Dillon County to enter the field of nursing. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a satisfactory academic record, good character and a sincere desire to enter the nursing profession. Brittany is a graduate of Latta High School. She is the daughter of James and Tammy Hyatt of Latta, SC. She plans to attend Francis Marion University in the fall and pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner.
In 1982 a scholarship fund was established at McLeod Dillon in memory of David H. Shuttleworth. Mr. Shuttleworth was a member of the Advisory Board from 1969 until his death in 1979, and he served as President of the Board in 1971 and 1972. Travise Arnald Kinney received this award. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage Dillon County residents to pursue careers in the health field. The scholarship is awarded to a student who will be enrolled in a health science major, and it is based on the student's academic merit, leadership, character and need. Travise is a graduate of Latta High School. He is the son of Arnald F. Kinney II and Lashawn Ramsey. He plans to attend Emory University in the fall and study Biomedical Engineering. He plans to pursue a career as a neurologist.
In 1978 a scholarship was established by the McLeod Dillon Auxiliary to encourage and enable deserving people from Dillon County to further their formal education in hospital-related health careers. The Auxiliary recognizes the value of continued education and the health needs of this community and expresses its desire to assist those who deserve and need assistance. This scholarship will enable this year's recipient, Kateland Dakota Cox, to create a richer and fuller life through community health service. Kateland is a graduate of Lake View High School. She is the daughter of the late Steve F. Cox and Elnora K. Cox of Lake View, SC. Kateland plans to attend the University of South Carolina and pursue a career in pediatric medicine.
For a scholarship application or for more information, contact the McLeod Health Human Resources Service Center at (843) 777-2595 or the McLeod Dillon Human Resources Department at (843) 487-1364.