Grace Smith Scholarship Awarded to Tattnall County Student
January 23, 2017 – Grace Smith, the 20-year-old McRae woman who succumbed to cancer in 2013, already has an impressive legacy due to the work of her family and friends, but now her memory will provide a better life for others.
Erin Brown was named the recipient of the Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship.
The $1000 scholarship will be awarded once per year, the first half in Spring semester and the second upon that semester’s completion and registration for the next, to a student in a health care program who desires to work in the hospice field. The hospice focus is due in large part because Community Hospice, which aids in the fundraising process for the scholarship, matches the donations and, more importantly, cared for the late Smith.
The native of Tattnall County, Brown graduated from Tattnall County High School in 2011 and is currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at STC. Erin has also earned a Bachelor’s of Science & Public Health from Georgia Southern University in December 2015. “I wish to further my education because I want to make a difference in people’s lives,” Erin said. Erin is the daughter of Herb and Gina Brown of Reidsville.
“As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, I understand the commitment and challenges that face a young student entering into the nursing profession, and I know that such a hardworking, determined and compassionate young woman (as Erin) will be successful both during her academic years as well as in her professional career,” read Brown’s recommendation letter.
Another Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship will be presented in the fall semester of 2017, continuing a celebration of those who inspire and make a positive difference in their world. More on Smith and the work done in her name can be found at dayofgrace.org.
For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.