Dashanna K. McNeil dedicated her life to caring for others through her practice in nursing and was a source of inspiration and hope for many people.
After graduating from Conway High School in 1995, she completed the LPN licensure program from the Conway School of Practical Nursing Program that same year. Dashanna continued her education by completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of South Carolina. She later completed a Masters in Nursing and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Phoenix.
Dashanna loved nursing and sharing her talents and leadership in healthcare systems in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Tennessee, and California. Her love and passion for healing encouraged her to start and incorporate the McNeil Healthcare Institute with the purpose of educating future certified nursing assistants.
The Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship exists to honor her life and to encourage those who share her commitment to healing and continue in their studies and pending careers.
To apply, please answer the essay question below.
Please answer the question based on your education level.
If you're a high school senior: As a graduating high school student, why do you want to become a nurse, and is there a specific area of nursing you would like to pursue?
If you're continuing your education: What inspired you to pursue an advanced certification or degree, and what are your goals for your specific area of nursing?
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $12,245.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 31, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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