Sumter Scholarship to Benefit Sumter High School Nursing Students

(06/01/2021) — Sumter, S.C. – The Central Carolina Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship in honor of Ms. Thelma Sumter and in memory of Ms. Mary F. Sumter.

The Thelma and Mary F. Sumter Aspiring Nursing Scholarship has been established by the Sumter Family Charitable Foundation Inc. through the Central Carolina Technical College Foundation Scholarship Program in honor of their sister and mother’s dedication to the nursing field. Thelma is a retired nurse of 30 years, a graduate of the Central Carolina Technical College nursing program, and the mother of Mary F. Sumter. Mary was an aspiring nurse with a passion for healthcare, education, family and helping others.

“We are committed to investing in future healthcare professionals,” says Dr. Jeffery Sumter a representative of the Sumter Family Charitable Foundation. “We believe that philanthropy honors the sacrifices and contributions of our loved ones.”

The scholarship is intended for a Sumter High School graduate pursuing a career in nursing at Central Carolina Technical College.

The CCTC Foundation administers more than 100 scholarships per academic year for the betterment of students in Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Sumter counties. Each scholarship fund at the CCTC Foundation has its own unique criteria. Depending on the fund, some criteria are specific, while others are general enough to benefit a large group of students.

“These scholarships are funded by businesses, community organizations and private donors across Clarendon, Lee, Kershaw and Sumter counties,” said Misty Hatfield, CCTC vice president for instututional advancement. “The Foundation is honored to have been chosen to be part of this recognition for Thelma and Mary F. Sumter.”

Anyone can give to one of these scholarships through the CCTC Foundation.

The Foundation has been connecting donors’ charitable intentions to community needs for more than 40 years, awarding more than $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 3,500 students. For more information, visit the CCTC Foundation link at, email or call 803-778-6641.


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Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and series from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities. Learn more: