On September 23 the College of Nursing welcomed Carrie Conway, senior program officer from the Lettie Pate Whitehead (LPW) Foundation, to Charleston for her first visit to MUSC. A reception was held at The Old Village Post House Inn in Mt. Pleasant where students and faculty gathered to thank Conway and the Foundation for their generous support over the years.
Twenty-seven local scholarship recipients attended the event. Dean Gail Stuart welcomed all of the attendees and spoke of the significance of the support the LPW Foundation has given to the College in order to attract the best and brightest students. MUSC President David Cole, MD, attended the event to personally thank Conway for the Foundation’s exceptional generosity as well as to address the students. DNP student, Aminah Fraser-Rahim addressed the group to express her thanks to the Foundation for the opportunity to pursue her dream of a PhD in nursing.
Since 1990, the LPW Foundation has awarded over $1.2 million to 750 MUSC nursing students. In the past year, the LPW Foundation donated $200,000 to the College—up from $100,000 the previous year, therefore making the LPW Foundation the College of Nursing’s largest scholarship donor.
Along with traditional BSN students, the LPW Foundation has also expanded their scholarship funding for students pursuing graduate degrees.