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Eula H. Phillips Memorial Scholarship Established at NCC

The Eula H. Phillips Memorial Scholarship was established at Nash Community College in 2018 as an annual scholarship to recognize students in the Nurse Assistant program.

Established by her family, the scholarship honors the memory of Eula H. Phillips, a 1973 NCC Nurse Assistant alumna who graduated first in her class. Phillips served the community at Nash General Hospital as a Nurse Assistant for 21 years. She retired in 1994 from full-time employment but continued to work part-time at the behest of the nursing staff for an additional five years.

Eula Phillips lived and worked in Nash County raising five children who are all college graduates. Mrs. Phillips passed away in 2018, and is remembered for her passion for providing exemplary patient care.

The scholarship is available to Nash Community College Nurse Assistant students who live in Nash or Edgecombe county. The recipient must have a minimum of 2.75 grade point average. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

“The family of Eula Phillips emphasized that it was their mother’s dedication to education that changed their lives,” noted Pam Ballew, NCC Vice President of Advancement. “She embodied the qualities of hard work, demonstrating to her family that a college education is attainable.”

Pictured above from left: NCC President Dr. Bill Carver; Eva Rhodes, Eugene Phillips, Jr. (son and daughter of Eula Phillips); Evan Rhodes (son of Eva and grandson of Eula); and NCC Vice President of Advancement Pam Ballew.