As a demonstration of its longstanding support for College of the Mainland nursing programs, Mainland Medical Auxiliary has donated $35,000 to fund scholarships for nursing students at COM.

“The scholarship funds are a tremendous help to students,” said Gay Reeves, COM director of nursing. “They contribute to their success in the program because they have more time to study instead of working long hours. We have had nursing students graduate because they received money from Mainland Medical Auxiliary. Without them, they couldn’t have done it.”

The Mainland Medical Auxiliary has served the community since 1958 and raises funds through the Mainland Medical Center Gift Shop and other fundraisers.
“Our purpose is to fund scholarships in the nursing field,” Kay Hendricks, chairman for the scholarship committee. “We give the bulk of the money earned from various fundraisers to COM scholarships and, second, to local nonprofit charities.”
The scholarships will support students in the associate degree nursing, licensed vocational nurse and certified nurse assistant programs.
“They have continually supported the nursing program,” said Reeves.