| Mac Stewart, son of Abbeville Area Medical Center employee Tim Stewart, was recently chosen as the first recipient of the AAMC Foundation’s healthcare career scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis.|
Stewart, who is attending Lander University and is studying to become a nurse, is a 2009 graduate of Mauldin High School.
The scholarship, which provides up to $4,500.00 for tuition and books, gives monetary assistance to a graduating senior from an Abbeville or McCormick County school, or a full or part-time employee, or a family member of a full or part-time employee who is a graduating senior. Scholarship applicants must be planning to pursue an associate (2-year) or baccalaureate (4-year) degree in a healthcare career, be in good standing with their high school (if the student is graduating high school), have a minimum 3.0 GPA (if the student is graduating high school), be enrolling for the first time in an associate or baccalaureate degree program, and be accepted in an accredited institution of higher education.
The scholarship is awarded based on involvement in community and/or school, motivation and goals, academics (for high school applicants), references, and a personal interview.
“We are very excited that the Foundation Board has chosen to fund a scholarship,” stated Rich Osmus, AAMC CEO. “With personnel shortages in so many areas of healthcare, we are very pleased to offer the opportunity for someone to pursue one of the many rewarding careers available in healthcare organizations.”
For more information about the scholarship or to request an application, contact the AAMC Foundation Office at (864) 366-3364.
Caption: Mac Stewart (right), the first Foundation healthcare career scholarship recipient, receives a check from Michael Sherard, Abbeville Area Medical Center Foundation Board Chair (left).