Robin Hardy Hodgin Scholarship Fund

Northern Regional Hospital has established an innovative scholarship program designed to help eligible students achieve their educational goals in the pursuit of healthcare careers in the areas of nursing, pharmacy and other allied-health professions.   Named in honor of Northern’s current Vice President for Patient Services & Chief Nursing Officer, the Robin Hardy Hodgin Education Fund is also a testament to the talents and leadership of the hospital’s top nursing executive – who has served for decades as a strong advocate for quality patient care, a champion for advanced and continuing healthcare education, a tireless mentor for young healthcare professionals, and an inspirational cheerleader for Northern Regional Hospital and the communities it serves.

“This is a quadruple win for all key Northern stakeholders,” said Chris A. Lumsden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Regional Hospital, in announcing the creation of the Robin Hardy Hodgin Scholarship Program.   “This valuable program provides a much-needed helping hand to deserving students who have chosen to pursue fulfilling careers in healthcare; it recognizes and honors the distinguished … and ongoing … career of Robin Hodgin, one of the most gifted and committed nursing leaders we have;  it helps ensure Northern’s ability to provide seamless quality care to patients; and it exemplifies the hospital’s longstanding commitment to giving back to the community.”

The Robin Hardy Hodgin Scholarship Program has and will be funded through private donations – to be matched dollar-for-dollar -- by the Northern Regional Foundation.  To date, more than $270,000 has been raised, exceeding the program’s original goal of $250,000.   Starting with the 2020 academic year, the Hospital’s designated Scholarship Committee will award annual scholarships, based on merit and financial need -- to approximately three-to-five eligible students enrolled in a health-sciences degree-granting program at an accredited college or university of their choice.  Scholarships in individually-determined amounts will be awarded to prospective students who reside in Surry County or the surrounding region and aspire to a career in nursing or any recognized allied-health professions – including respiratory therapy, physical therapy, medical imaging technology, laboratory science, pharmacy, and others.

 

All donations made to this fund are restricted for the Robin H. Hodgin scholarship exclusively.  Anyone seeking additional information on the Robin H. Hodgin Scholarship Fund may contact Tina Beasley, Executive Assistant of the Northern Regional Foundation at 336-783-8196 or by email at tbeasley@wearenorthern.org.

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