Education Scholarships

The Carolinas Center values pertinent education that is widely available to all members and offers education in a variety of formats. One valuable format is the conference, workshop, or seminar that allows for the added benefit of face-to-face networking.

We are pleased to be able to offer scholarships each year to members through a simple application process. We are extremely grateful to those individuals who have made these scholarships possible.

The application form and additional information can be accessed using the following link:

Upon his death in 2010, Dr. Lusk and his wife, Barbara, made a generous gift to The Carolinas Center to support its efforts to provide high quality education to professionals who provide care for patients who are facing their end of life journey. It was Dr. Lusk’s wish that this fund be used to support education in a way that it can have the largest impact on care of the patient and his/her family.  Due to the generosity of additional sponsors, The Carolinas Center is able to continue to provide these scholarships to our members.
Many lives were touched by Dr. John A. Lusk. He was best known as:
·  A long time board member of the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care
·  A hospice Medical Director for both Hospice and Palliative Care Greensboro and Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point
·  As a founding board member of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
·  As one of the first physicians in North Carolina to become certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
·  As a hematologist/oncologist
·  As a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina and a Clinical Instructor at the Duke School of Medicine
Scholarships are available to all direct care staff, including, but not limited to, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, hospice aides, chaplains, volunteer managers, and volunteers. Scholarship recipients must be a TCC hospice provider member.  Consideration will be given for need. Due to a stipulation by the donor, scholarships are not available for physicians.
The 2022 Education Scholarship will cover the cost of attending The Carolinas Center’s 46th Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference held August 1-2 in Charleston, SC.  Each scholarship is $750 and includes the conference registration fee and one night of lodging at the Charleston Marriott located at 170 Lockwood Blvd.  Persons who are awarded the scholarship must be able to attend the conference. With approval from The Carolinas Center, the scholarship is transferable to another staff member, excluding physicians, if the intended recipient is unable to attend. The Education Committee selects the recipients, and they are notified via email by TCC’s Education and Event Coordinator, Yvonne Nerone.
·  Award decisions are based on information contained in the scholarship application.
·  Each scholarship will be used to cover TCC’s annual conference registration fees and one night of lodging using the group rate at the Charleston Marriott located at 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC.
·  The Application must be completed by Friday, May 13, 2022.
·  In order to apply for this scholarship, your employer must be a current hospice member of The Carolinas Center.
·  Scholarships are non-transferable and must be used by the winner unless prior approval is granted by TCC.
·  Any unused portion of the scholarship will be rolled back into the scholarship fund.
·  Funds will be awarded upon submission of the required expense form with the appropriate receipts.
·  When registering for the Conference please choose invoice later and write “Scholarship” in the payment section. If you have any problems please email Yvonne Nerone and advise you would like to use scholarship funds to register.
·  Hotel incidentals will not be covered by The Carolinas Center.

If you have questions, contact Education Coordinator, Yvonne Nerone by email at, or by phone at 254-368-8835