New nursing scholarship to be endowed at CTC

The Central Texas College (CTC) Foundation announced it has received funding for a new nursing scholarship. Steve and Anna Rinehart have donated $10,000 to endow a nursing scholarship for medical aesthetics. The initial check was presented to the Foundation board at its regular meeting this month.

The new Steven E. and Anna D. Rinehart Medical Aesthetics FACE Endowed Scholarship in Nursing will be awarded to eligible CTC students seeking an associate degree in nursing and interested in completing 50 hours of in instruction in medical aesthetics through Metroplex Hospital. Medical aesthetics involves everything from treatment for burn victims, those with disfigurements and patients recovering from reconstructive surgeries such as mastectomies.

“Metroplex Hospital and the Mayborn Women’s Clinic is the only teaching facility and offer the only teaching program for medical esthetics in Texas,” noted Rinehart as she presented the donation to Foundation board members. “While we are starting with a $10,000 donation, our hope is for the scholarship to grow to $60,000.”

The scholarship will cover tuition, books and lab fees and is awarded for one academic year. Recipients must complete a minimum of six credit hours, maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 and have a registered degree plan in nursing. Re-application for the scholarship is required each year.

Judy Heartfield, CTC Foundation directors said, “We are very honored and pleased to receive a gift with the potential this one delivers, especially in the field of medical aesthetics. We look forward to working with Anna and the medical aesthetics program located in the Sue Mayborn Women’s Center of Metroplex Health System.”

Students can apply for the medical aesthetic FACE scholarship in the next academic year and the first one is scheduled to be presented in the fall 2012 semester.

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