CarolinaEast Foundation accepting applications for Nursing Scholarships

The CarolinaEast Foundation will be awarding four nursing scholarships this year, made possible through the Joseph Hageman Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund.  These scholarships are available for students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing or an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

The scholarship fund is named in honor and memory of Mr. Joe Hageman, an exceptional nurse and employee of the CarolinaEast Health System, who passed away in 2006.

Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or the Bachelor of Science program with a major in Nursing.  Two scholarships will also be awarded for those pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing in the amount of $2,000.

These scholarships will be presented formally at the Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner on May 22nd.  Scholarship recipients must attend the dinner to receive the scholarship.

Since the first nursing scholarship was given in 2007, a total of $36,000 has been awarded to nursing students.  Last year’s scholarship recipients were Jacqueline Madden, Ashli Phillips, Noah Gaskill and Kelli Salau.

Applicants must be a resident of Craven, Jones, Pamlico, Carteret or Onslow counties.  Applications will be accepted until the close of business (5pm) on April 5th in the CarolinaEast Foundation office, located on Middle Street in downtown New Bern.

Information and Applications for the Joseph Hageman Memorial Nursing Scholarship may be found online at the CarolinaEast Foundation’s website: or picked up at the Foundation’s office at 233 Middle Street, Suite 106.  Please call the Foundation office at 252-633-8247 for any questions.

Submitted by: Amy Willis, Office Administrator, CarolinaEast Foundation