Here’s to Promising Futures

The Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital is so proud to offer scholarships to our patients and teen volunteers.

Marcia K. Wilcox Scholarship – Oncology Patients

In 1992, the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital formed the Marcia K. Wilcox Memorial Scholarship. As a volunteer, Marcia served the patients, their families, and the staff with dedication for almost 23 years until her death in March of 1990. Scholarships are awarded annually to former and/or current oncology patients of Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Donations, proceeds from the Auxiliary stores and proceeds from the Project Artwork cards help to fund the scholarship.

Dr. James A. Duff Scholarship – Cardiology Patients

In the spring of 2006, the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital established the Dr. James A. Duff “Have a Heart” Memorial Scholarship for cardiology patients. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Duff served the patients, their families and the staff with dedication for almost 26 years. He was instrumental in creating the cardiology program at Driscoll in the late 1960s, and the scholarship was created to honor his memory. Scholarships are awarded annually to former and/or current cardiac patients of Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Donations, proceeds from Auxiliary stores and proceeds from the annual Book and Uniform Sale help to fund the scholarship.

Clara Spirit Scholarship – Teen Volunteers

The Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital established the Clara Spirit Scholarship for teen volunteers. It is a one-time scholarship of $2,000. A VolunTEEN who is a graduating senior in high school with more than 300 volunteer hours, in good standing and completed senior year second semester is eligible to apply. Donations and proceeds from the Auxiliary stores help to fund the scholarship.

  • Volunteer Services 3533 S. Alameda Street
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
    [email protected]
    Office number: (361) 694-5011
    Fax number: (361) 808-2096

  • Scholarship Committee Auxiliary to Driscoll Children's Hospital
    Volunteer Services Office
    Driscoll Children's Hospital
    3533 S. Almeda Street
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

Guidelines for scholarship recipients

  1. Once you have received notification of your award, provide the Auxiliary scholarship chairperson at [email protected] your full name, name of the college/university, school’s address, office where money should be sent and your student ID number. The ID number will be included on all scholarship checks. The issuing of scholarships, when first awarded, begins in the fall semester of the year that they are received.
  2. Scholarship checks are written end of July and sent to the recipients’ schools. Make sure you check with your university/college to verify that the check was received prior to beginning each semester.
  3. Deadline for all scholarship applications is April 15 of each year.
  4. Keep the following contact information for further reference:
    • Volunteer Services
      3533 S. Alameda Street
      Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
      [email protected]
      Office number: (361) 694-5011
      Fax number: (361) 808-2096
    • Scholarship Committee
      Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital
      Volunteer Services Office
      Driscoll Children’s Hospital
      3533 S. Alameda Street
      Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
  5. Recipients of the Marcia K. Wilcox Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. James A. Duff “Have a Heart” Memorial Scholarship must send a copy of their transcript and a cover letter sharing details of each semester to the scholarship committee at the end of each semester. It is suggested that you do this as soon as you have your grades. School offices are closed for a time during the holidays, and waiting to send your information could delay the scholarship committee from receiving funds in a timely manner.
    *To guarantee receipt of scholarship funds, transcripts must be received two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.
  6. Thank you notes and any correspondence to the Auxiliary may be mailed to the address above.

Resources

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Donate online or mail scholarship donations to the address below: Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital
3533 South Alameda St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

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