Scholarships 2021-12-28T18:02:17+00:00


The Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships are funded primarily from the proceeds from the Annual Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament. Over the past 33 years this partnership has allowed us to provide approximately $800,000 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 April 1.

-Applicants must submit applications with requirements by May 31 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 $50,000 in Scholarships To Support Area Nursing Students

The Hospital Auxiliary recently presented $50,000 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 34 years, the Auxiliary has donated approximately $800,000 in scholarships through proceeds from its Annual Hospital Auxiliary Invitational Golf Tournament held at Harbour Town and Wexford.

Profits from the 2019 Golf Tournament were allocated as follows:

  • $15,000 for the nursing and allied health program at the Technical College of the lowcountry from our GOLD Sponsors
  • $5,000 for the nursing program at USC Beaufort from our tournament SILVER Sponsors
  • $5,000 for the nursing program at USC Beaufort from the Corkern Group, our presenting sponsor
  • $5,000 for The Hospital Auxiliary Women’s Health Program from the players and sponsors of the tournament
  • $14,000 in scholarship for qualified hospital volunteers and children of hospital employees to pursue degrees in the medical field
  • $6,000 ACT or other programs

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.







We are pleased to introduce the 7 recipients of the Healthcare Scholarships funded by the 2019 Tournament:

Kayla Anfinson

Lauren Castner

Anna Colleton Graves

Abbi Hartberger

Liliana Morales Perez

Larkyn Tremble

Mitt Patel







“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


“Thank you for your donation to the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Your generous support allows us to continue to grow and provide quality educational opportunities that are unique to the Lowcountry. We are grateful that together we can build meaningful futures for our students, families and our community.”  Jennifer Hoerner, USCB Development Data Manager