The Ilse Boyette Book Scholarship was established by Mr. Henry Boyette and family in memory of his late wife, Ilse. Ilse was a dedicated nurse at Tift Regional for over 20 years and was loved by many. Due to her love of healthcare, Ilse's family established two $500 book scholarships. These scholarships are to be used on book expenses and are awarded each summer. These awards are still funded today by friends and family through an annual Ilse Boyette Tour de Tifton bike ride, which is sponsored by the Tiftarea YMCA. Qualifications are: Must be an employee or immediate family of an employee at Tift Regional Health Systems; as well as a one page essay on why you need assistance and how this scholarship would benefit your family.