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Grants and Scholarships

Information regarding specific award amounts for all grants and scholarships are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Allied Health Alumni Scholarships

Established by Allied Health alumni, these scholarships are awarded annually to students based on financial need and professional goals as supported by an essay.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation Scholarships

Established by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation, these awards may be given to incumbent students or entering freshmen. Selection criteria include academic achievement, professional goals, and community service.

Carol J. Paterson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Denise Burnett of O.R. Nurses, Inc. in memory of her late business partner, Carol J. Paterson. Ms. Paterson received her training at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in 1961, served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy Nurse Corps. and worked at St. Francis Hospital before forming O.R. Nurses, Inc. in 1988. This award is given annually to a nursing student and is awarded on academic achievement and professional goals.

Charles R. Baker Scholarships

Established by Mr. Charles R. Baker, these scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, professional goals, personal achievement, and community service. Transfer students are given first priority for these awards.

Denese Shumaker Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Denese Shumaker for her lifelong contributions to the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Baptist College of Health Sciences and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. Criteria for this award include academic and professional achievement, financial needs, and a desire to work within the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation.

Don and Lynn Pounds Scholarships

Established by Mr. Donald Pounds, Senior Vice-President and CFO of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, these scholarships are awarded annually to entering freshman male students with exceptional academic credentials. Professional goals and community service are also criteria considered in the selection process.

Dr. Ling H. Lee Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Lee family in memory of Dr. Ling H. Lee, who was a noted Radiologist with Baptist Memorial Hospital, this annual scholarship is awarded to a radiological sciences student based on academic merit and financial need.

Elizabeth Farnell Scholarships

Established to honor Ms. Elizabeth Farnell, former Vice-President of Nursing and Administrator of the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, these scholarships are awarded to students based on academic achievement, professional goals, and community service. Ms. Farnell made a lifelong commitment to nursing innovation and excellence, and this scholarship continues that commitment.

Follett Scholarship

Established by the Follett Corporation, this scholarship is awarded annually to a current student based on academic achievement, professional goals, and community service. Follett provides bookstore services on our campus and supplies the funding for this generous academic scholarship.

I.V. Murphree Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a bequest from Miss I.V. Murphree. Miss Murphree graduated from the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1935 and was a private duty nurse for more than 50 years. She was the College's oldest living graduate. This scholarship is awarded annually to a nursing student and is awarded on academic achievement and professional goals.

Joseph Powell Scholarships

Established by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation in honor of Joseph Powell, President Emeritus of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, these scholarships are awarded to high school students entering the College and are based on academic achievement, professional goals, and community service.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Grants

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charitable private foundation dedicated to the support of deserving female students. Multiple awards are granted annually to students who meet criteria established by the Foundation.

Lloyd Barker Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established from the estate of Robert F. Allen to honor his brother-in-law, Rev. Lloyd Barker. Rev. Barker served as a chaplain at Baptist Memorial Hospital Medical Center and taught students at the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman and is based on academic achievement, professional goals, and community service.

Lula Curtis Scott Scholarship

Established in honor of Lula Scott, a retired nursing instructor, this scholarship is awarded annually to a nursing student based on academic achievement and professional goals.

Mary C. Bronstein Scholarship

Established by Memphis internist and cardiologist, Dr. Maury W. Bronstein, in honor of his wife Mary Bronstein. During his 51 years of service with Baptist, Dr. Bronstein established Memphis' first coronary care unit at Baptist Hospital and held many leadership posts, including president of the medical staff, chief of staff and chairman of the Department of Medicine. This award is given annually to a nursing student and is based on academic achievement, professional goals and financial need.

Matthew Hindman Memorial Pediatric Scholarship

Established by Kathy Hindman in memory of her son Matthew Hindman who was born with a rare disorder called Moebius Syndrome. This award is given annually to a student interested in pediatric nursing. The award is based on academic achievement, professional goals and financial need.

Myra Whitaker Maybee Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Myra Whitaker Maybee by her husband, Mr. Lowell Phillip Maybee. Mrs. Maybee was a graduate of the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and spent the majority of her career as an operating room nurse. This scholarship was established to honor her and the career that she cherished. Incumbent students or entering freshmen applying for this scholarship should express an interest in perioperative nursing. Academic achievement, professional goals, and community service are the basis of this award.

Nursing Alumni Scholarships

Established by alumni of Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, these scholarships are awarded annually to students based on financial need and professional goals as supported by essays.

Robert F. Scates Scholarships

The Robert F. Scates Scholarships were established by a bequest from Mr. Robert F. Scates, Sr., who worked in the health care field for 50 years and was a former vice president at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Mr. Scates received a Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Hospital Association and served for 10 years as a delegate to the American Hospital Association. He was a life fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former board member of the Southeastern Hospital Conference. In addition, Mr. Scates was a founding member and former president of Lifeblood, which has been the Memphis community's leading provider of blood to area hospitals since 1974.

Ruby Turrell Scholarship

Established by Ruby Turrell, this scholarship is awarded to a high school student seeking a nursing degree. Academic achievement, professional goals, and community service are the basis of the award.

St. Joseph Hospital Scholarships

Established by the Sisters of St. Francis in honor of St. Joseph School of Nursing Alumni, these scholarships are awarded to students seeking a nursing degree. These awards are based on academic achievement, professional goals, community service, and financial need.

Smith & Nephew/Jack Blair Scholarship

Established by Smith & Nephew, N.A., Inc. in honor of Mr. Blair's retirement, this scholarship is awarded to a BCHS student based on academic achievement, expressed professional goals, community service, and financial need.

Smith & Nephew/Dr. Robert Tooms Scholarship

Established by Smith & Nephew – Memphis in honor of Dr. Robert E. Tooms, a prominent Memphis orthopedic surgeon. In addition to many positions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Dr. Tooms was president of the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital and chief of staff of the Campbell Clinic from 1987-1994 and currently serves on the Baptist College of Health Sciences Board of Directors. This award is given annually to a current nursing student and is based on academic achievement and professional goals.

Susan Ogilvie Thomason Scholarship

Susan Thomason, a 1947 graduate of the BMH School of Nursing, established this scholarship through her desire to encourage students pursuing their nursing degree. This award will be given to a freshman nursing student meeting all scholarship criteria.

United Parcel Service (UPS) Scholarship

This scholarship was established from a generous donation by the United Parcel Service Scholars Program. The UPS Foundation for Independent Higher Education supports scholarships at 655 independent colleges nationwide as well as several National Merit Scholars each year. The donation to Baptist College of Health Sciences was made possible through our affiliation with the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. Criteria for this award include academic achievement and professional goals.