Spartanburg County Medical Society Awards Scholarship

December 7, 2016 at 9:49 am
From left, Kayla McAvoy, Dr. Katharine Gibb, dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate, Bea Walters Smith, director of development and foundation scholarships at USC Upstate Foundation, and Robert Conner, executive director of the Spartanburg County Medical Society.

From left, Kayla McAvoy, Dr. Katharine Gibb, dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate, Bea Walters Smith, director of development and foundation scholarships at USC Upstate Foundation, and Robert Conner, executive director of the Spartanburg County Medical Society.

The Spartanburg County Medical Society honored University of South Carolina Upstate nursing student Kayla McAvoy at its annual Holiday Gala at the Piedmont Club.

McAvoy is a recipient of the Spartanburg County Medical Society Nursing Scholarship at USC Upstate. The scholarship is funded by the Spartanburg Medical Society membership and awards $2,750 a year.

The Spartanburg County Medical Society Nursing Scholarship is awarded to a full-time declared nursing student in the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate who is a Spartanburg County resident, has a minimum 3.0 GPA, has completed 90 credit hours and has financial need as defined by the (Department of Education) completion of the FASFA.

McAvoy, a senior from Boiling Springs, plans to work in critical care or emergency care after graduation. She hopes to one day become a certified nurse anesthetist.  She already has earned a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology with a minor in child advocacy. She is a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society and currently has a 3.55 GPA.  In addition to her studies, McAvoy played four years on USC Upstate’s volleyball team. She also served as the president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee for two years.

For more information, contact Bea Walters Smith, director of development and foundation scholarships, at (864) 503-5235 or bwsmith@uscupstate.edu.

 

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