Easley, SC – Today three recipients were awarded the first annual Roddey E. Gettys, III, Clinical Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.. The applicants were evaluated on their applications, essays, letters of recommendations, and transcripts. Eligible applicants had to:
1. Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in healthcare by completing at least one full academic year (30 semester credits) in a healthcare-related discipline.
2. Be in good academic standing at the time of application and on track to graduate in a healthcare related discipline.
3. Be enrolled in an accredited associate degree program, four-year degree program, or a postgraduate
program in a healthcare-related discipline.
4. Demonstrate a commitment to community service.
5. Be a full-time permanent resident of Pickens, Anderson, Greenville, or Oconee Counties in South
Shiela Miller is a student in the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Greenville Tech. Last year she self-published a book, Memoirs of a Miracle Baby: A Testimony of God’s Love. She says, “Over the course of my life, I’ve come to realize that I survived for a reason and I have a purpose on this earth. My purpose is to bless others with my own God-given talents and abilities.”
Erin Reid is a student in the nursing program at Anderson University. She says, “As a nurse, I will be able to meet the physical needs of patients as well as assist them on a more intimate level. I am thankful for the opportunity to pursue a career seemingly tailored for my strengths as an individual.”
Amy Phillips is a medical student at USC School of Medicine Greenville. She has volunteered over 150 hours for Access Health, a nonprofit organization focused on providing healthcare for low-income, uninsured patients. She received a 4.0 in her first year of medical school. She says, “I am becoming a doctor because I want to provide exceptional care to my patients. My desire to help others motivates me to take the time needed to develop relationships that enable me to understand each patient’s individual needs.”
The Roddey E. Gettys, III, Clinical Scholarship Endowment Fund offers individuals interested in pursuing a career in healthcare the opportunity to perpetuate Gettys’ legacy of clinical excellence and patient-focused service. It is administered through the Baptist Easley Hospital Foundation. Interested students are welcome to apply for next year’s awards. Call the Foundation office at 864-442-7617 for more information.
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