Established in 2016

Eligibility:  Applicants must be a resident of Sumner County , Tennessee, who have been accepted to or are attending nursing school. The students must have graduated from Hendersonville High School, Station Camp High School, Beech High School, Merrol Hyde Academic Magnet High School or St. John Paul II High School.

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Hendersonville and Dr. Peter Smith established the Jayme Johnson Smith Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of Jayme Johnson Smith. Mrs. Smith’s father was a physician. Her stepfather was a veterinarian. While in nursing school she met her husband, Peter, a surgeon. She often joked that she knew no other topic than medicine. Mrs. Smith was a nurse and held a master’s degree in public health. Her love of nursing was a natural result of her innate desire to care for others. When her responsibilities as a mother and her illness prevented her from practicing nursing, she continued to care for others through volunteer work. Among others, she volunteered at Hendersonville Medical Center, Pope John Paul II High School, The Samaritan Association, and through her membership in GFWC Woman’s Club of Hendersonville. While not all of her volunteer work was centered on raising money for scholarships, the majority of it was. It is the hope of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Hendersonville that by creating this scholarship for nursing students, Jayme Johnson Smith’s work on earth will continue for many years to come.