Martha Jane Hamilton Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Nursing was more than a vocation for Martha Jane Hamilton. It was her dedicated service to the profession that inspired her husband, Bobby Hamilton, to establish a scholarship in Martha’s memory.

The Martha Jane Hamilton Memorial Nursing Scholarship is awarded to Meade County High School graduates pursuing a career in nursing. The scholarship is for up to full tuition at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

For 45 years, Martha dedicated herself in service to others at Hardin Memorial Hospital and Ireland Army Hospital. Martha loved caring for her patients, and they loved her. She also enjoyed training nursing students as they prepared to enter the field she dedicated her life to.

From this experience and love, her family chose to honor her legacy by establishing a scholarship. Throughout her life, she inspired many people in the nursing field. Now, through the generosity of her family, she will continue to inspire nurses forever. 

To get started setting up a scholarship fund, or for additional information, please contact Davette Swiney at 270-737-8393 or by email at