CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – A Conway couple has donated a parcel of land to CCU to be sold to benefit nursing students.
David and Fran Long donated the land to CCU to be sold and the proceeds used to establish an endowed scholarship in memory of David’s aunt, who willed the land to the couple.
The Mary Brittie Long Endowed Scholarship in Nursing will be the first scholarship to assist students in CCU’s nursing program.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in CCU’s nursing program, have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students from Horry County.
Mary Brittie Long graduated from the Mullins Hospital School of Nursing in Mullins in 1924. She worked as a registered nurse for many years at Conway Hospital and as a private duty nurse.
The nursing program, which reported a 100 percent job placement rate for graduating seniors for the 2015-16 academic year.
The gift was made in support of the University’s I’M IN endowment campaign, which has a goal of increasing CCU’s endowment $20 million by 2020.