USC Upstate Student to Receive Palmetto Gold Nursing Scholarship

April 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm
DaMarkus McDowell

DaMarkus McDowell

A student from the Mary Black School of Nursing at University of South Carolina Upstate will be recognized on April 16 with a prestigious award from the South Carolina Nurses Foundation.

DaMarkus McDowell will receive a Palmetto Gold Scholarship. McDowell, a native of Inman, is currently pursuing his bachelor of science in nursing.

The Palmetto Gold Scholarship recognizes the student’s caring and commitment to patients, families and colleagues; leadership; assistance to others’ growth and development; positive promotion of the nursing profession; and high level of academic success. First established in 2002 to recognize and promote nursing as a profession across the state, the Palmetto Gold Scholarship now awards one undergraduate registered nursing student in each of the nursing programs in South Carolina with a $1,000 scholarship.

McDowell, along with the other recipients, will receive his award at the 15th annual Palmetto Gold Gala on Saturday, April 16 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Net proceeds from the gala are used to endow scholarships for students in state-approved registered nursing programs in South Carolina, thereby continuing the legacy of excellence in nursing practice for South Carolina citizens.

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