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Susan G. Molesworth Memorial Scholarship Fund

Susan G. Molesworth

1958 – 2024

The Susan G. Molesworth Scholarship Fund was established in 2024 in memory of Susan Grace Molesworth. Susan loved volunteering at Memorial, serving as vice president of the Auxiliary Board. She volunteered 477 hours in the hospital and surgery waiting room.

Susan was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Upon graduation from college, Susan began her lifelong career teaching students with disabilities. She taught all grade levels while living in Texas, Alabama, Michigan, and Mississippi. Susan earned a master’s degree in school guidance and counseling from USM in 2000 and became the trained behavior specialist for the district. She later earned a school administrator’s license and was promoted to special education director, the position she held until her retirement. In 2017, she was named the Fred Walker Educator of the Year by The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The Memorial Auxiliary is pleased to support the Memorial Health System and our community by offering scholarships to employees to enhance their skills in their profession. Applicants for the scholarships must be accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university at the time of application.

Applications will be reviewed by the Memorial Auxiliary Board.

  • The deadline to submit applications for the Fall 2024 semester is July 1, 2024 at 12 noon.

  • The deadline to submit applications for the Spring 2025 semester is November 1, 2024.

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. 

A current letter of recommendation from your manager or director must be attached for your application to be considered.

If you have any questions regarding the Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship Program, you may contact Ellen Lindsey at (228) 324-3834.

Incomplete applications will be rejected. The decision of the Auxiliary Board concerning scholarships is final.


1. Applicants must be accepted to a program in a field of study at the time of application (ex: nursing, pharmacy, social work, medical technology, accounting).

2. Scholarships will be available only for courses offered by accredited colleges and universities.

3. Applicants must have at least one year of service since their most recent date of hire.

4. Applicants must submit a signed letter of recommendation from their current manager.

5. Applicants must not be on disciplinary or performance probation at the time of application
or beginning of the qualifying semester.


1. Recipients of the Auxiliary Scholarship may apply for reimbursement for the balance of the
semester’s tuition in accordance with Memorial’s tuition reimbursement policy.

2. Recipients who terminate employment during the semester for which the scholarship was
awarded will be required to reimburse the Auxiliary for the scholarship amount awarded.

3. Recipients who drop out of school for any reason will notify the Auxiliary immediately and
repay the scholarship amount awarded.

4. Courses must be taken outside the employee’s work hours,

5. Scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution.

6. The maximum scholarship awarded will be _________ per semester, per recipient, to assist
with the cost of tuition and books.

7. Receipt of a Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship in no way promises employment, transfer or
continued employment with Memorial.

Please submit your completed application to:

Memorial Auxiliary
Scholarship Selection Committee
P. O. Box 1810
Gulfport MS 39502