Scholarships 2019-05-01T20:24:07+00:00


The Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships are funded primarily from the proceeds from the Annual Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament. Over the past 30 years this partnership has allowed us to provide approximately $650,000 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in health care related fields.

The Hospital Auxiliary is proud to support health care in our community through our scholarship program.

Our scholarships are currently designated for:

  • Technical College of the Lowcountry students pursuing degrees and certification in clinical health care fields
  • University of South Carolina Bluffton students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Hilton Head Regional Health Care employee’s dependents and spouses, as well as junior volunteers pursuing a degree in clinical health care may quality for a scholarship.

An application for The Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship can be obtained in the Auxiliary Office at Hilton Head Hospital, at the Gift Shops and Human Resources Offices at both hospitals, or by clicking here:


For more information, please contact Marge Sieban, Scholarship Chairperson, at



Scholarships will be awarded to an eligible dependent child or spouse of a Hilton Head Hospital or Coastal Carolina Hospital employee or to

Auxiliary junior volunteers.    The eligible dependent child, spouse or junior volunteer must be a high school graduate. The applicant must be currently accepted in a degree program at an accredited educational institution with the purpose of pursuing a degree in clinical healthcare. The amount of the scholarship will be applied to the student’s tuition.

Eligibility Criteria:

-The employee must be a part –time or full time employee in good standing with the organization at the time the scholarship is awarded.

-The  junior volunteer must have worked at least 30 hours at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare.

-The applicant must (1) complete the scholarship application (2) provide an official transcript showing courses taken and grades received,(3) submit a personal essay as to why he or she is interested in the scholarship, his/her educational goals and ultimate professional goals.

-The dependent child, spouse or  junior volunteer must be in good standing with the educational institution, have a grade point average of 3.0 and be enrolled for the next semester.


-Announcement and distribution of Scholarship applications will begin March 1.

-Applicants must submit applications with requirements by April 30 to The Hospital Auxiliary,  25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head, SC 29926.   Attn:  Scholarship committee

-A scholarship committee will be formed with the responsibility of choosing the recipients.

-The scholarship funds will be awarded and forwarded to the designated Institution in December to be applied to the second semester tuition.

Hospital Auxiliary Donates $40,000 in Scholarships To Support Area Nursing Students

The Hospital Auxiliary recently presented $40,000 in scholarships for area nursing and health care students. These scholarships are important in attracting new students and helping to address the shortage of nurses in the Lowcountry. Over the past 30 years, the Auxiliary has donated approximately $650,000 in scholarships through proceeds from its Annual Hospital Auxiliary Invitational Golf Tournament held at Harbour Town and Wexford.

The nursing and allied health program at the Technical College of the Lowcountry was presented a check for $18,000. Expansion of the health sciences campus combined with growth of existing programs and development of new programs will allow the college to accept more students. These programs are renowned by business and industry and considered to be best in class. These accolades have spurred the overwhelming interest in their health science programs.

Congratulation to the following  USCB and TCL 2018-2019 scholarship recipients:

USCB students:  Courtney F. Brockbrader, Pressly Giltner, Sherice Manuel, Amy Mulnix,  Tina Nguyen, and Kailah Scott.

TCL students:  Shamir Johnson,  Sherry Harmon,  Laura Flanigan,  Laura Flanigan, , Emily Bowen,  Kristine Brady,  Brittany Partridge, Jonathon Grajales, Taylor Briggs, Brendan Jolley,  and Darien McKoy.

Photo: (Front Row) Left to Right: Brooke Minton, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Glenn Levicki, Ph.D., Dean, TCL Health Sciences Dept.; Kelli Jenkins, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Kelley Ard, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Marge Sieban, Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman. (Back Row) Left to Right: Dr. Joe Cervone, Auxiliary Golf Committee Member; Michele Connelly, TCL Nursing Program Instructor; Marie Luppino, TCL Radiologic Technology student and scholarship recipient; Kristine Bradley, TCL Nursing student and scholarship recipient; Jonathan Grajales, TCL Nursing student and scholarship recipient; Bob Elliott, Auxiliary Golf Tournament Director; Virginia Corty, TCL Nursing student and scholarship recipient; Mary Ann Jarmulowicz, PhD., Director, TCL Nursing Programs; Chris Corkern, Presenting Corporate Sponsor, Auxiliary Golf Tournament.

The nursing program at USC Beaufort was presented a check for $12,000. USCB graduated 26 students in 2018, up from 22 the previous year. USCB is on target to graduate 36 students in May 2019.

Photo: Left to Right: Dr. Joe Cervone, Auxiliary Golf Committee Member; Chris Corkern, Presenting Corporate Sponsor, Auxiliary Golf Tournament; Kimberly Dudas, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, Chair, Dept. of Nursing and Health Professions; Marge Sieban, Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman; Bob Elliott, Auxiliary Golf Tournament Director.

An additional $10,000 was presented to qualified hospital volunteers and children of hospital employees to pursue degrees in the medical field.

Special thanks to Christopher Corkern, President of The Corkern Group, Ltd., and Financial Advisor with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Chris Corkern and Prudential Insurance have been the “Presenting Sponsor” for the golf tournament fund raiser for over 10 years. The Hospital Auxiliary and the communities serviced by Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina Hospital owe him a special “Thank You” for his long standing support of this worthy cause.

“Thank you for your support and investment.  I promise you I will work hard so that I will be able to give back to others and society.  I hope one day I can help students achieve their goals just as the auxiliary has helped me.” TT

“Thank you for your generous auxiliary scholarship donation.  By awarding me this scholarship, you have certainly lightened the load on my finances.  I hope that I am able to continue through school maintaining my current academic status and enter the field of nursing with as much knowledge possible in order to give back fully to my community.” AM

“As a Hilton Head Auxiliary scholar, I will strive to embody the principles of giving back to the community and helping others achieve optimal health.  Thank you for your generous scholarship award.  It is my sincere desire to help others in the same manner that you  have helped me. ” SM

“I am writing to convey my genuine gratitude to you for making the Hospital Auxiliary Annual Scholarship attainable.  I was extremely excited and blessed to learn of my  selection for this honor and I am sincerely grateful for your support. I vow to work diligently and eventually be able to give back to my community as you have done for me.” KS

“Your investment in me encourages me not only to keep up the hard work but to finish strong!” PG

“It is because of the hospital auxiliary, that students like me have the opportunity to excel and succeed. CB