Scholarships 2024-03-31T13:08:20+00:00


The Hospital Auxiliary is proud to support health care in our community through our scholarship program. Our goal is to provide financial assistance to individuals seeking advanced education in healthcare fields with an emphasis on those studying nursing in the Lowcountry. Scholarships are funded from the proceeds of our Annual Hospital Auxiliary Invitational Golf Tournament. Over the past 36 years this partnership has allowed us to provide over one million dollars in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in health care related fields.

Our scholarships are currently designated for:

  • Students at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in nursing and allied health programs
  • Students at the University of South Carolina Bluffton in nursing programs
  • Eligible dependent child or spouse of a Hilton Head Hospital or Coastal Carolina Hospital employee  pursuing degrees in the medical field
  • The  Hospital Auxiliary’s Caring Touch and Women’s Health Programs

The Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship


The Hospital Auxiliary is proud to support healthcare in our community through a scholarship program.  Our goal is to provide financial assistance to individuals seeking an advanced education in healthcare fields, with an emphasis on those enrolled in nursing programs in the lowcountry.  We are pleased to announce that  we are once again offering the Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year to employees and families of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare (HHRH).

Eligibility Criteria:

Full-time or part-time employees of HHRH who are in good standing with the organization as of the date of the application are eligible to apply.  Spouses and dependent children of those employees are also eligible to apply.  However, individuals currently receiving tuition assistance from HHRH are not eligible.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be in good standing with your current educational institution if you are a student
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Be accepted into a degree program at an accredited institution with the purpose of pursuing a degree in clinical healthcare
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Be enrolled for the upcoming semester

Applicants must provide three documents in their application:

  • A completed and signed application form
  • An official transcript showing courses taken and grades received.  If the applicant is currently in high school, submit a high school transcript.  If the applicant is currently an employee or spouse, the transcript should be from the last school you attended
  • A personal essay that describes the following: (1) Why you need the scholarship; (2) What your educational goals are; and (3) What your professional goals are after you graduate


Announcement and distribution of Scholarship applications will begin April 1.

Applicants must submit applications with requirements by May 31.  Please submit the form and all required information as pdf email attachments to the following email address:  Please put:  “ATTN: Scholarship Committee” in the subject line of the email.  If submitting the application electronically is a hardship, please email us to that same email address and we will work with you.

The Auxiliary Scholarship Committee will decide over the summer who will receive scholarship awards.  Applicants will be notified of the award in late summer and checks will be disbursed to the designated institution in August to be applied to the student’s fall semester tuition.

Scholarship Application Form and Instructions

You can download a scholarship application form here:  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

You can download instructions here:  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The Hospital Auxiliary  Power:Ed Scholarship

For the past two years, the Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary has been the recipient of Power:Ed grants which have been used to provide Nursing Scholarships to University of South Carolina Beaufort and Technical College of the Low Country students. These grants have helped the Auxiliary to expand its scholarship program.  The 2023 grant amount is $30,000.

Power:Ed fuels ideas and initiatives that gives students opportunities, builds the educational system, and strengthens South Carolina’s future.

The recipients are South Carolina residents who have demonstrated financial need and are minority and first-generation students.  In partnership with Power:Ed, the Auxiliary is helping to improve access to college nursing programs which will help alleviate the severe nursing shortage in South Carolina.

For more information about Power:Ed