Who was Sally M. Johnson?

Mrs. Johnson was a former volunteer with Northside Hospital back when it was formerly known as R.T. Jones Memorial Hospital. In 1996, Mrs. Johnson bequeathed a gift of $5,000. to the hospital. This money was to be put towards the scholarship fund that the auxiliary department granted to upcoming college students pursuing a career in the allied medical field. With the passing of Mrs. Johnson, the scholarship was named after her. Prior to her death she was known for her love and passion for the auxiliary department. She especially loved the scholarship fund and would always donate money towards it.

Scholarship Information

Annual Scholarships are awarded to assist a recipient pursuing a health-related educational program at an accredited college, university or health-related technical school.

Cherokee county high school seniors and adults currently enrolled in an educational institute must apply directly to the Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary committee.

Adults and other high school senior applicants must be either Cherokee County residents or employed full time at Northside Hospital.

The Sally M. Johnson scholarship program is to be used for tuition, fees, or books.

The scholarship is for tuition only and each applicant is considered on an individual basis and merit. The $1,000 scholarship will be paid directly to the tuition office of the educational institution as long as it meets the criteria as stated in the Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary Scholarship. Requirements.

What is Required in the Scholarship Application?

Eligibility criteria for Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary Scholarship:
  1. Applicant must be pursuing a degree or certificate in the healthcare profession.
  2. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  3. Applicant must submit an OFFICIAL high school and/or college transcript
  4. Applicant must be enrolled or submit OFFICIAL proof of acceptance (if not currently enrolled) in an accredited educational institution in the State of Georgia.
  5. Applicant must indicate if they are one of the following
    • a resident of Cherokee County or
    • a volunteer at Northside Cherokee Hospital or
    • employed at Northside Cherokee Hospital or
    • a dependent of an employee of Northside Cherokee Hospital
  6. Applicant must be
    • a citizen of the United States or
    • a permanent resident of the U.S. (proof of a permanent visa will be required at the time of the interview).
  7. Scholarship awards will be based on the applicant’s:
    • Participation in School and Community Activities
    • Scholastic Achievement
    • Character
    • Qualities of Leadership
    • Letters of Recommendation
  8. Applicant must be available for an interview in June 2018.
  9. Applicant must Grant written permission for name and photo to be published or applicant under 18 must provide signed parental /guardian consent.
  10. The Scholarship Awardee are highly encouraged to attend the annual
    Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary Luncheon in July 2018.

    What does the application require?
    • Educational History
    • Honors / Accomplishments
    • Employment
    • Personal Accomplishments
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Reason for selecting a healthcare profession
    • Future professional goals
    • Leadership experience

    Click here to download the 2018-2019 Sally M. Johnson Scholarship application.

    Send your questions and completed applications to Scholarship Chairperson:
    Carole Alvaro


    Scholarship Committee Volunteer Services
    Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary
    450 Northside Cherokee Blvd
    Canton, GA 30115