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Scholarships

We offer nursing scholarships for students as well as ancillary scholarships based on our organization's needs. The deadline for all applications is March 1, 2023.

Carteret Health believes in supporting the growth of our community hospital through our scholarship programs for students pursuing careers in Nursing and Ancillary Services. Applicants must be from eastern North Carolina and have applied or enrolled in a healthcare program. Financial need is not a requirement for the receipt of these scholarships.

Students pursuing a BSN are eligible for the scholarship upon receiving an acceptance
letter in the College of Nursing Program at the University level. Scholarship recipients
commit to work full time for Carteret Health as follows:
● LPN- 1 year
● ADN- 2 years
● aRIBN- 3 years
● RIBN - 3 years
● BSN - Work commitment will match number of years scholarship is provided

F. Patrick Ausband Memorial Scholarship

The F. Patrick Ausband Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of a man who spent his life caring for others. He encouraged anyone who showed an interest in healthcare to fulfill their dreams to become a healthcare professional and continue their growth through learning opportunities.

In 1976, “Pat” earned an associates degree in nursing from Davidson Community College and immediately began his career as a PRN staff member in Winston Salem, NC. Upon earning his BSN from Winston Salem State in 1980, Pat moved up to Chief Nursing Officer at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Just a year later, he was recruited by then called Carteret General Hospital as the Vice President of Nursing.

Pat earned his Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 2011. He returned to what is now Carteret Health Care where he continued his medical career up until his death. At Carteret Health Care, Pat worked as a Hospitalist; founded the Palliative Care Program; and ended his career as Vice President of Patient Care Services.

In 2019, Pat was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma cancer which rapidly took his life. Although Pat knew this, he did not let cancer stop him from doing what he loved most, coming to work and encouraging others. Pat worked until hospice took him home to be with his family for his final resting place.

Although Pat is gone from the halls of Carteret Health Care, his legacy lives on with all of the people, both patients and employees, that he touched during his time here. The F. Patrick Ausband Memorial Scholarship was created to keep Pat’s love of learning alive in young people wanting to pursue a career in healthcare.

Ancillary Services Scholarships

Carteret Health knows how important our supporting health care roles are to patients. We value the work they do and encourage students to pursue health care careers in our ancillary service departments.

Should you have questions, feel free to contact scholarship@carterethealth.org.

Renew your Scholarship here.

Submit receipts for reimbursement using the Scholarship Expense Reimbursement Form here.