The Dr. Ida L. Johnson Spruill Scholarship was conceived by one of our beloved founding members. Ida L. Johnson Spruill, PhD, RN, LISW, FAAN was a distinguished researcher and proponent of scholarship. Dr. Spruill received the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Moreover, Dr. Spruill is remembered for her research interests and commitment to management of chronic diseases, particularly obesity and Type 2 Diabetes among Sea Islandlanders and other vulnerable populations in South Carolina. Although Dr. Spruill made her transition in 2016, her scholarship like her legacy will continue.
2023 RN Scholarship Recipient: Jane Bethea
2023 TCBNA Scholarship
Application Cycle: CLOSED
Nkechi is a nursing student at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She notes in her submission essay, she chooses nursing because she wants to continue her family's legacy in knowing that she has saved many lives, touched many hearts, and encouraged others to keep going in any career path that they choose. She says she represents strength during tough times, courage when I thought I did not have any, resilience after failure, and love.
2023 Scholarship Brunch
2023 Book Stipend Recipient: Nkechi Ntagu
Dominique is an LPN student at ECPI University in North Charleston, SC. Dominique notes in her submission essay that "patients deserve to have quality care from competent professionals who will advocate for them in their time of need." She plans to be one of those nurses who cares for people when they can't care for themselves.
2023 LPN Scholarship Recipient: Dominique Brinkley
Jane is a Junior Nursing student at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. Jane notes in her submission essay that," as an aspiring nurse, my resolve rests in tackling health disparities head-on through precise interventions and active community involvement. I aim to offer culturally attuned care by tailoring medical approaches to individual backgrounds, acknowledging that this can significantly impact treatment adherence and outcomes.