Sharon Bazemore Receives Eastman Pilot Club Nursing Scholarship

Sharon Bazemore, recipient of the Eastman Pilot Club's 2022 Joyce B. Jones Nursing Scholarship

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Practical Nursing student, Sharon Bazemore (Louisville), was recently selected by the Pilot Club of Eastman as the recipient of their 2022 Joyce B. Jones Nursing Scholarship.

The mission of Pilot International is to influence positive change in communities with a focus on encouraging brain safety and health and supporting those who care for others.

Sharon’s dedication to the nursing field is evident, and her desire to become a nurse supports the mission of Pilot International, shared Nylan Hinson, a member of Eastman’s Pilot Club. 

“We are proud to award Sharon this scholarship and wish her the very best as she continues her education and career in nursing,” she added. 

OFTC’s Practical Nursing Program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care, and a full-time student can complete the program in five semesters.

Bazemore completed OFTC’s Nurse Aide program at the Jefferson County Center in Louisville and is currently in her third semester of the PN program at the college’s Sandersville Campus.

For more info on OFTC’s Practical Nursing program or the college’s 140+ programs of study, visit the college’s website,

A variety of grants and scholarships are available to OFTC students including Georgia’s Hope Career Grant which offers free tuition to students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.


The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.