FLORENCE – W.C. and Sara Stanton of Cheraw have established an endowed scholarship with the Francis Marion University Foundation.
The award will be made to a student from Dillon, Marlboro or Chesterfield counties who is seeking a degree in nursing.
Mr. Stanton has been a member of the FMU Board of Trustees since 1994. He is the founder of Stanton Quilting Co. and was the company’s president until his retirement. He is also a former chairman of the Chesterfield General Hospital Board and a former board member of the S.C. Hospital Trustees Association. Mrs. Stanton is a retired schoolteacher.
The scholarship was established through a gift of NUCOR stock.
“We feel that we've been very generously blessed and we also feel that it is incumbent on us to share,” Mr. Stanton said. “We know that nursing is a very noble profession. We know that there is a critical shortage of nurses in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. We also know that a person who earns a degree in nursing is well positioned to earn a better way of life. These facts caused us to give serious consideration to this scholarship and we decided that it was right and proper to establish this fund.”
Freshmen recipients must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and upperclassmen must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The award is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements. The amount of the scholarship may vary.
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