Anderson Hospital sponsors scholarships for deserving second-year nursing students at Meridian Community College, and has done so for 23 years.
"We certainly want to be able to participate in providing quality nurses to the area and we feel like this is a way that we can participate, that this is a way we can make sure that they have the support that they need and that they have the funds that they need to finish their education," said Anderson board member, Jan Farrington.
Scholarship recipients are selected, based on academics, faculty recommendation and an essay they wrote on why they chose nursing as a career.
The recipients are:
Dr. Jeff Anderson Scholarship-Andrea Dennis
Dr. William J. Anderson, Jr., Scholarship-Jamie
Dr. W.J. Anderson III Scholarship-Celeste Loper
William J. Gunn Scholarship-Diane Johnson
Dr. Jefferson Hollingsworth Scholarship-William
Reuben S. Johnson, Jr., Scholarship-Sarah Ivey