The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation has awarded $138,000 to the Salem Community College Foundation for scholarships for Salem Community College Practical Nursing and Associate Degree nursing students.
SCC currently admits 82 students in its Practical Nursing certificate program and Associate Degree in Nursing programs. Many of these students, even those who receive state and federal grants, have unmet educational expenses. This grant will support 26 Practical Nursing students and 20 Associate Degree in Nursing students for the 2018-2019 school year.
“Many students are forced to work extra hours to pay for their courses, which causes them to lose valuable study time. These additional scholarships will help relieve students’ financial burden and help with retention,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director of the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation.
“The SCC Foundation is truly grateful for this vital grant supporting our nursing students living in Salem County,” said Christina Humphreys, SCC Foundation chair. “The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation’s generosity over the years has been instrumental in helping hundreds of Salem County residents complete their studies at Salem Community College and launch successful healthcare careers.”
Since 2004 the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grant funds to support programs and services for the residents in Salem County. To learn more about the Foundation, visit our website at www.salemwellnessfoundation.org.
CAPTION: The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation has awarded a $138,000 grant to the Salem Community College Foundation for scholarships for Salem Community College Practical Nursing and Associate Degree nursing students. From left: Salem Health and Wellness Foundation Chair Bill McAllister, Vice Chair David Raymond, Executive Director Brenda L. Goins, Salem Community College President Michael Gorman, SCC Foundation Chair Christina Humphreys and SCC Foundation Executive Director Ceil Smith.