As a tribute to her brother, Johnny Painter, Linda Arnold recently established Johnny’s Memorial Scholarship through Haywood Community College’s Foundation. This scholarship will be used for second year nursing students and Certified Nurse Aide students.

Painter passed away after a long illness which left him in a long term care facility for the last 16 years. Arnold was inspired to set up the scholarship because of the excellent care her brother received from nurses and CNAs over the years.

“These men and women were so important to Johnny’s care,” Arnold explains. “I hope this scholarship can make a change in the lives of these students. I hope it can make an impact.”

For more information about this scholarship, the HCC Foundation, or to make a donation, please call 627-4544.