Funds raised by volunteers are used for several purposes, one of which is the Johnston Health Volunteer Scholarship. Rules for awarding the scholarship are as follows:
- The Johnston Health Volunteer council will decide the number of scholarships to be given each year and the amount to be awarded.
- Each recipient must be a resident of Johnston County or an adjacent county.
- The scholarship is a one-time award.
- The scholarship will be awarded to someone pursuing a health care profession.
- The scholarship will be awarded to those with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Copies of school academic records need to be sent from guidance counselors or other school representatives to the scholarship committee.
- Scholarships will also be based on the financial needs of the recipient.
- Each applicant will address in an attached hand-written letter to the scholarship committee their need for financial assistance, their involvement in extracurricular activities and a record of their work related skills/activities which exemplifies their work ethic. This letter must be attached to the application.
- All scholarships will be based on these four (4) basic areas:
- Academic records
- Financial needs
- Extra-curricular activities
- Work ethic
- Checks will be made available to the student recipient and to the school where the candidate has been accepted. A copy of an acceptance letter from the candidate’s institution of choice will be received by the scholarship committee prior to the funds being disbursed. If for any reason the student does not attend or drops out of school the year he or she receives the scholarship, the scholarship must be returned.
- Two letters of recommendations are required and must be sent with the application.
All completed application packets can be sent to:
Kay Matthews, Scholarship Committee Chairperson
PO Box 1541
Smithfield, NC 27577