Hospital Auxiliary's Gift to Students Defrays Tuition Costs
Aiken, SC (01/06/2020) — Students from the University of South Carolina Aiken rang in the festive season with the Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County.
For decades, the group has awarded scholarships to USC Aiken nursing students. In the recent past, the auxiliary has given at least five scholarships to USC Aiken nursing students each year. In 2019, the group of volunteers at the Aiken Regional Medical Centers gave an additional three scholarships.
According to the ARMC website, volunteers in the Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County operate the gift shop and provide administrative and emotional support to hospital patients and their families.
"Proceeds fund scholarships for students who live in Aiken County and are enrolled in accredited medical education programs," the site says.
USC Aiken students and faculty alike are grateful for the tremendous gifts of scholarship.
"The generosity of the Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County helps our students worry less about tuition costs and focus more on their education and professional development," said Dr. Thayer McGahee, dean of the USC Aiken School of Nursing.
"Members of the auxiliary not only share their resources with our students, but patients at the hospital also benefit from the time these special volunteers invest taking care of them and their families."