Lauryn Alivia Smith Awarded Kay Campbell Nursing Scholarship

August 21, 2023

Lauryn Smith of Manchester, KY has been awarded a 2023 Kay Campbell Nursing Scholarship from Grace Health. Lauryn, the daughter of Mark Jason and Tonya Smith, received a $3,000 scholarship award for her nursing career studies, which she will begin this fall following her graduation from Clay County High School earlier this year. Grace Health awards the Kay Campbell Nursing Scholarship to a student in each of its six service areas in Southeastern Kentucky. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors pursuing a career in nursing or a medical related field. The students are chosen on a competitive basis of high scholarship, community service and leadership, and promise of future contributions, preferably to the nursing profession.
Lauryn was an honor student and active in JAG FCCLA, the Tiger Tribe Pep Club, and her church during high school. She also completed 27 college hours through different universities and colleges while in high school. She chose a career in nursing because of her passion to become a trusted member of the nursing community and an advocate for mental illness in her community. Lauryn will attend Eastern Kentucky University this fall and plans to become a pediatric psychiatric nurse practitioner.