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.





TCBNA Scholarship 

Dr. Ida L. Johnson Spruill Scholarship

Please direct your questions and concerns to -
Ms. Jessica Mills &

Mrs. Zonya Mungin
Chair Persons, TCBNA Scholarship Committee

tricountyblacknurses@gmail.com







  • Must be enrolled in an accredited school of nursing A.D.N., B.S.N., Diploma or LPN/ LVN nursing program in the state of South Carolina and be in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • Must have at least one full year remaining in their respective nursing program or  at least one semester remaining for Applicant enrolled in an accelerated nursing program.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicant must be African American or of African descent including but not limited to Afro-Caribbean and Afro Latino ancestry.


Congratulations to second place winner Ashley Davis.

Savannah Robinson is baccalaureate of nursing student at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a Diversity and Inclusion Representative with the College of Nursing who volunteers with Urban Farm, Darlington County Free Medical Clinic and TCBNA.

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Savannah Robinson

Ashley Davis is a nursing student at Trident Technical College interested in dermatology.  She is active within the Student Nurses Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated participating in COVID vaccine clinics, food drives and hygiene supply drives.

Scholarships Requirements

Tri-County Black Nurses Association