Pat Hungerford Nursing Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 15th


Pat (Velta Lane) Hungerford was born in Griffin, GA. She graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Washington, DC and subsequently moved back to Georgia to help setup the Public Health System. Her first assignment was in Sparta, GA and then she was moved to Jones County, GA. She met and married Mac Hungerford and remained in Jones County for the balance of her life. In 1960 she built Lynn Haven Nursing Home in Gray, GA, which was the first nursing home built from the ground up as a nursing home in the middle Georgia area. The balance of her nursing life was dedicated to caring for the elderly.


The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student from Georgia who has been accepted into a Nursing program for an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at an accredited two-year or four-year technical college, college or university in the state of Georgia. Preference will be given to applicants from Jones County, Georgia.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants include:
    • Students in the second year of an Associate Degree in Nursing,
    • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree (typically a third or fourth year undergraduate student), or
    • A nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing degree who is going back to school to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
    • Applicants must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following:

  • Preference will be given to students from Jones County, Georgia.
  • Scholastic merit and likelihood to succeed in the nursing profession.
  • Financial Need is NOT a selection criterion for this scholarship.


Amount of Award: $2,000 annually, renewable for up to two years of Nursing School in college.

Number of Awards: One new award per year

Renewal for Prior Recipients: A prior recipient of this scholarship fund is eligible to renew the award each subsequent year of his/her Nursing Program for up to two years. In order to renew, he/she must:

  • Complete the online renewal application in CFCG’s Web Portal yearly by March 15th.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript to at the end of each fall and spring semester for which he/she receives the scholarship.
  • Maintain the eligibility criteria as defined in the scholarship’s guidelines.

If a prior recipient does not maintain the eligibility criteria or faces unique circumstances that require him/her to take time off or take a reduced course load for a semester, the student should contact the Community Foundation to determine if he/she is eligible for continued funding.

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