Mon, May 20, 2024

Donations boost students in pursuit of healthcare and general studies

Two nonprofit organizations have recently donated $12,000 for student scholarships, one for traditional medical fields and the other for a challenge you might not hear much about in higher learning.

“The Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County is pleased to continue funding seven nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting scholarships at Aiken Tech this year with a $9,000 donation. Included are funds to help students in those majors meet unexpected financial needs during the school year,” said Allen Radcliffe, the auxiliary’s scholarship chair. “The auxiliary understands the important contributions of Aiken Tech graduates in these fields in helping provide quality healthcare services to residents in the Aiken area.”

Over the past 18 years, the Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County has contributed nearly $100,000 to support Aiken Tech students pursuing nursing and allied health majors.

For more information about ways individuals, businesses, and organizations can support scholarships and other student needs, please visit

Pictured are (from left to right): Aiken Sertoma Club members Dennis Saylor and Donald Bartelmay; Aiken Technical College President Dr. Forest Mahan; Aiken Technical College Foundation Director Dr. Beth Sacksteder; and Aiken Sertoma Club members Matthew Christian and Steve Baker.

The Aiken Sertoma Club has donated $3,000 to fund scholarships for Aiken Technical College students who have hearing impairments. The Sertoma mission is to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.

“The Aiken Sertoma club is pleased to donate to this scholarship for students with hearing disabilities. Their education at Aiken Tech will give them a great start to a happy and productive life. We, Sertoma, value the educational opportunities available for our fellow citizens in Aiken County,” said Aiken Sertoma Club member, Donald L. Bartelmay.

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