Bruce Allen Bunch ’18 receives scholarship from Albemarle Hospital Volunteer Services, Inc

Bruce “Allen” Bunch, Jr., third-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has received a scholarship from Albemarle Hospital Volunteer Services, Inc. in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Bruce Allen Bunch '18

Bruce Allen Bunch ’18

Albemarle Hospital Volunteer Services, Inc. offers scholarships each year to health fields applicants living in the eastern North Carolina counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans.

Bunch currently serves as the community service chairman for the dental school’s Class of 2018. He has organized such projects as Operation Christmas Child providing gifts for children in need, Habitat for Humanity, and Adopt-a-Highway.

“I am truly honored to be the recipient of this scholarship,” Bunch said. “The funds will certainly help with my dental school tuition. I would like to thank Albemarle Hospital Volunteer Services, Inc. as well as the ECU School of Dental Medicine faculty and staff, my classmates, friends and family, since I would not be able to continue this dream without their encouragement and support.”

Bunch anticipates graduating from dental school in 2018. In his fourth year, he and his classmates will gain hands-on clinical experience treating patients at the school’s eight centers located in underserved areas across North Carolina. Elizabeth City and Ahoskie are among the locations.

Bunch, from Edenton, N.C., graduated from John A. Holmes High School in 2010. He completed a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from UNC-Wilmington in 2014.