Brionna Bright is a student at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an active member of TCBNA and the Supporting Educational Excellence Diversity (SEED) program. This program helps to increase representation of minority nurses in South Carolina while also increasing the number of registered nurses in underserved communities.
2022 TCBNA Scholarship Cycle
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.
Kayla Roberts is a student at Williamsburg Technical College in Kingstree, South Carolina. She remains active in her community through volunteering with local organizations. She is also noted to be a hard worker and passionate about her academic studies.