Two local students have received college scholarships thanks to a program funded by the Gadsden Regional Medical Center volunteers.
2015 Gadsden City High School graduate Brandon Matthews was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Snead State Community College, where he will begin classes in the fall.
While at Gadsden City, Matthews maintained a 3.96 grade point average, served as captain of the Titan baseball team and was voted Most Likely to Succeed.
Russ Payton, a student at Gadsden State Community College and graduate of Hokes Bluff High School, received a $1,000 scholarship to further his studies at GSCC. At Gadsden State, Payton is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and holds a 3.9 grade point average.
Both Matthews and Payton plan to pursue careers in physical therapy.
“One of the primary missions of the Gadsden Regional Medical Center volunteers is to better the community our hospital serves,” said GRMC marketing director Natalie Fleming, who also is coordinator of the volunteer program. “The annual scholarship program is just one of many ways our hospital volunteers make a positive impact on our community.”
Applications and information for the 2016-2017 GRMC Volunteer Scholarship Program will be sent to local high schools and colleges in the fall. Interested students should see their counselors or financial aid office for more information. Deadline to apply is April 29, 2016.