>CarolinaEast Foundation accepting applications for Nursing Scholarships

>The CarolinaEast Foundation will be awarding nursing scholarships this year, made possible through the Joseph Hageman Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are available for students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing or an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

The scholarship fund is named for Joe Hageman, a longtime nurse and employee of the CarolinaEast Health System, who passed away in 2006.

“Joe was an exemplary nurse,” said Jill Thompson, Executive Director of the CarolinaEast Foundation. “People would stop him and tell how they remembered the care he gave their loved ones in the ER. His way with people was truly unforgettable,” Thompson said. “The people that knew and loved Joe are so grateful that his memory will live on with every nursing student these scholarships assist.”

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or the Bachelor of Science program with a major in Nursing. Two scholarships will also be awarded for those pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing in the amount of $2,000.

These scholarships will be presented formally at the Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner on May 23rd. Scholarship recipients must attend the dinner to receive the scholarship.

Since the first nursing scholarship was given in 2007, a total of $22,000 has been awarded to nursing students. Last year’s scholarship recipients were Kelsie Bryant, Travis Marquardt, Abigail Taylor and Jennifer Wilson.

Applicants must be a resident of Craven, Jones or Pamlico counties. Applications will be accepted until the close of business (5pm) on April 13th in the CarolinaEast Foundation office, located on Middle Street in downtown New Bern.

Information and Applications for the Joseph Hageman Memorial Nursing Scholarship may be found online at the CarolinaEast Foundation’s web site www.carolinaeastfoundation.com or picked up at the Foundation’s office at 233 Middle Street, Suite 106. Please call the Foundation office at 252-633-8247 for any questions.

Submitted by: Amy Willis, Office Administrator for CarolinaEast Foundation

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