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Scholarship Opportunities

Previous scholarship winners for CaroMount Health

All scholarship opportunities with The CaroMont Health Foundation and the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary are closed at this time. Please direct questions to the Foundation Office at 704.834.4046 or Foundation@caromonthealth.org.

Eligibility information for available scholarships:

Team CaroMont Scholarship
Team CaroMont Scholarships were established in 2015 and are annually funded by employee contributions to the Team CaroMont campaign. Team CaroMont employees are invited to apply for scholarship funds that may be used for any degree and select non-degree programs.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe R. Hudson Nursing Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hudson established the Hudson Scholarship in 1974, to support students and help staff the new CaroMont Regional Medical Center. Awards from this scholarship loan program are given based on organizational needs, scholastics and acceptance into nursing professions for area students. Recipients have to sign a promissory note that they intend to become or remain an employee of CaroMont Health after completing their studies.

Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Scholarship
The Lonnie and Rachel Waggoner Nursing Education Scholarship is a permanent endowment established in 2005. Awards from this scholarship are given to students seeking an accredited degree in the field of nursing (LPN, RN or BSN).

Spurgeon Mackie, Jr. Scholarship
The Mackie Scholarship was established in 2006, in honor of H. Spurgeon Mackie, Jr. upon his retirement from Wachovia Bank. His colleagues donated funds which were matched by the CaroMont Health Foundation. Awards from this scholarship program are given to students majoring in nursing and/or allied health professions.

Lee Bucci Professional Nursing Scholarship
The Bucci Scholarship Fund was established in 2012, in honor of Lee Bucci, retiring Director of Gaston Hospice. Awards from this scholarship are given to students seeking an accredited degree in the field of nursing (LPN, RN, or BSN). Special consideration is given to a student who has an interest in working in the field of palliative care.

Marty D'Amore Scholarship
The Dr. Marty D'Amore Scholarship Fund was established in 2015 following the death of Dr. D'Amore after a long battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The fund was created and supported by donations from physicians and the medical community. Awards from this scholarship are given to students accepted or enrolled in an accredited Radiology Services program.

Amanda George Self Emergency Medicine Scholarship
The Amanda George Self Emergency Medicine Scholarship Fund was created in 2018 in memory of Amanda Self and in honor of her fifteen years with CaroMont Health’s Emergency Department. Initial funds for this scholarship were given by her colleagues and friends in celebration of her enthusiasm for education and support for her peers. Annual support is received from colleagues and friends and employee giving through the Team CaroMont campaign. Awards from this scholarship are given to students pursuing education in emergency medicine.

The Auxiliary's Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship
In 1971, a revolving loan fund of $2,000.00 was established by the CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Following Mrs. Gertrude Clinton’s death, the fund was changed to a scholarship in her memory. Mrs. Clinton, the widow of Dr. Roland Clinton, served as Gaston County Social Services Director, CaroMont Regional Personnel Director, Auxiliary President and was a founding member of the Auxiliary.

Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship

The Wayne F. Shovelin Scholarship is Gaston County’s equivalent to the Morehead Cain and Park Scholarships, with a focus on nurturing excellence in the healthcare profession. Today, the Shovelin Scholarship recognizes high academic rigor, school and community involvement, and the volunteerism of a high school senior who is a resident of Gaston County or the child of a CaroMont Health employee, and who is pursuing college studies in preparation for a profession in healthcare.

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