The Greenville Shriners Hospital is proud to announce the Auxiliary of the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville has awarded 18 educational scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year! The Auxiliary stocks and staffs the only gift shop, the Sunshine Shop, inside the hospital. All monies made from the sale of store items goes towards a scholarship fund for patients and former patients wishing to further their education. This year, the Auxiliary awarded 18 scholarships worth $1,500 each.
Since 1941, the Auxiliary of the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville has been an integral part of the volunteer program. In fact, in order to become a member of the Auxiliary, you must be a full-time hospital volunteer. In 2013, Auxiliary members volunteered more than 10,000 hours of service at the hospital. They help staff in all areas of the hospital including the surgical waiting room, clinic, radiology, family library, front desk, hospital tour guides, and at all special events. Volunteering and fundraising are the top priorities of the Greenville Shriners Hospitals’ Auxiliary. The hospital’s Auxiliary concentrates their fundraising on two major projects: The Luella Schloeman Educational Fund and Socks for Sweet Soles.
The Auxiliary of the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville is proud to announce the 18 recipients: Hannah Billingsly, Jacob Blount, Kathryn Borum, Logan Brandon, Leah Byers, Matthew Byers, Rachel Davis, Destiny Dunn, Claire Ecrement, Tray Garris, Ethan Gentry, Erin Hardee, Nathan Honeycutt, Daniel Looper, Nicholas Morey, Jessica Sanders, Shelby Stroud, and Jennifer Timberlake. To date, nearly 1,000 children have received a scholarship ($1,500 each) to college from the Auxiliary.
“I want to thank you for the scholarships that I was given to help me graduate from college. When I was chosen to receive the scholarships, I promised that I would do everything I could to deserve them. I know that all of you work hard to provide these scholarships and I want you to know that your efforts were not wasted on me. I maintained a 4.0 GPA and in May 2014, I graduated from Tri-County Technical College with Highest Honors.” – From: David Morgan Rose II
“I want to thank you for the scholarship and your support. I got it last year and was thankful to get it again. I have had over 28 operations and the reason I can enjoy life today is because of Shriners. I am attending the University of Illinois and will be studying advertising. This school is the #1 school in the nation for people in wheelchairs. They focus on helping students like me get the fullest out of their college years.” – From: Katy Borum
“Thank you so much for granting me a scholarship to aid in continuing my education. I appreciate all of the hard work it took to raise the funds.” – From: Jacob Blount