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Stanly Health Foundation awards $12,500 in scholarships

Students had two opportunities to apply for scholarships in 2021 from the Stanly Health Foundation to support their studies in healthcare.

To be considered for either scholarship, a student must be an Atrium Health Stanly teammate, the dependent of a teammate, or a resident of Stanly or Montgomery Counties and have completed at least sixty hours of undergraduate study by the end of the spring 2021 semester with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher. The student must be accepted into a healthcare program of study for either undergraduate or graduate school.

The Stanly Health Foundation Roy and Lou Hinson Scholarship, totaling $2,500, was awarded to Brittany Beachum of Albemarle. Brittany is working toward her Master of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy and currently works at Atrium Health Stanly.

The Hinson Scholarship celebrates the late Roy Hinson’s 41 years of service to the local hospital, and his wife, Lou, who is retired from public education and provided many years of volunteer support to the Roy M. Hinson Cancer Center.

The Stanly Health Foundation C.B. Crook Family Scholarships for 2021 were awarded to Avery Carrick, Suzie Ehmann, Greyson Griffin, Holly Little and Mercedes Ly.

Avery plans to attend UNC Chapel Hill and study Exercise Science and Nutrition, eventually pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Suzie is a physical therapist at Atrium Health Stanly and is studying to obtain a PhD in Physical Therapy.

Greyson is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UNC Charlotte.

Holly works at Atrium Health Stanly in Surgical Services, while earning a BS in Nursing from UNC Wilmington.

Mercedes also works at Atrium Health Stanly in the Emergency Department. She is attending Aspen University and will graduate with a BS in Nursing.

The C.B. Crook Family Scholarship honors the years of philanthropic work by the late C.B. Crook and his wife, Betty.