Three area residents were awarded scholarships through McLeod Dillon. Each received a $1,000 scholarship. The recipients were recognized at a luncheon on July 25, 2014, 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. Lauren Paige Bourgoin 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. Lauren is a graduate of Dillon High School. She is the daughter of Tim Bourgoin and Kristi Stanton. Lauren plans to attend the University of South Carolina in the fall and pursue a degree in nursing.
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. Malajia S. Smith 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. Malajia is a graduate of Dillon High School. She is the daughter of Michelle Gilchrist. She plans to attend Francis Marion University in the fall and follow her dream to pursue a career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
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, Donald Earl Stroud, Jr., to create a richer and fuller life through community health service. Donald is a graduate of Latta High School. He is the son of Donald Stroud, Sr. and Shannon Stroud. Donald plans to attend Lander University in the fall and pursue a degree in nursing.
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.