Georgia Highlands College

Nursing Students Receive Floyd Scholarships

Three freshmen nursing students received the Barbara Holden Memorial Scholarship from the Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary on April 29.  Floyd established a memorial scholarship fund in 1977 for a single student in the medical field at Georgia Highlands, which was then called Floyd Junior College.  In 1980 the scholarship was renamed to honor Barbara Holden, a highly esteemed and dedicated nurse and Floyd's first director of volunteeers.  The scholarship has been awarded each year since its establishment, and the program has been expanded to include students from other institutions, including Shorter University, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Berry College.  Funds from memorials and honorariums donated to the Auxiliary in memory or honor of a friend or family member have allowed the scholarship to grow.  Money from the Auxiliary Thrift Shop also goes toward the scholarships.  Students are selected from those nominated by the nursing faculty of each college.  Criteria for the award include academic excellence, character, dedication to one's chosen field of study and need.

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