MCBA scholarships awarded

The Medical Center Barbour Auxiliary (MCBA) awarded two scholarships on Tuesday, both to Eufaula natives entering the medical profession.

Shelby Hawkins, daughter of Steve and Michele Hawkins, received the MCBA Scholarship of $1,000.

Kasey Grant, daughter of J. and Beverly Grant, received the MCBA Bev Peterson Memorial Scholarship of $1,000.

Lenora Lawhorn, president of MCBA, recognized those in attendance for the brunch, including Medical Center Barbour CEO Justin Harris.

The auxiliary scholarships began in 2016 with Peterson, and since then there have been 18 scholarships and more than $18,250 awarded. Bob Peterson represented his late wife’s scholarship. Grant’s award was accepted by grandparents Frank and Martha Grant and her aunt, Cathy Childree.

Hawkins is a graduate of Eufaula High School, where she had a 3.94 GPA. Currently at Troy University, she has a 3.56 GPA and is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and is a member of the Student Nurses Association at Troy. She volunteers on the Troy campus, the Pike County Child Advocacy Center, and the Troy Boys and Girls Club. She also participates in Pursuit Ministries at Park Memorial United Methodist Church.

Hawkins was described by references to MCBA as “hard-working, conscientious, energetic and personable.” Her goal is to eventually earn a Master’s degree and become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Grant is a graduate of The lakeside School, and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, a minor in business, and Honors Program with a 4.0 GPA. She was a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society.

A multiple high school and collegiate athletic award winner, her ultimate goal is to become a surgeon.

First, Grant has been accepted into the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama.

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