Scholarships

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There are twelve scholarships available to students in the College of Nursing. 

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors; RN-BS students; and graduate students are eligible for these scholarships. (Current seniors who will be graduating in May are not eligible, as you will not be in school next year.)

Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement and financial need.

To qualify, you must meet the criteria listed below for each scholarship. In addition, your GPA should be at least a 2.5 and you must submit a scholarship letter to the Office of the Dean of the College of Nursing, Dion 202, by March 31.

The Scholarship Committee may request recommendations from course/clinical faculty.

One letter will suffice for all scholarships, as the College of Nursing Scholarship Committee will meet and match scholarships with applicants. Recipients will be notified by mail and scholarshisp will be applied directly to your academic bill.

To apply for a scholarship, please submit a typed scholarship letter which includes:

  • Your name, address, student ID, telephone number and expected year of graduation.
  • A description of your nursing career goals.
  • A short, sepcific statement supporting your financial need for this scholarship.
  • Details of current employment, e.g., name of agency, number of hours/week.
  • A list of your community involvement, volunteerism and leadership activities.

Submit your scholarship letter to:
College of Nursing Scholarship Committee
College of Nursing
c/o Robin Couto
Dean’s Office, Dion 202

Deadline for all twelve College of Nursing scholarships: March 31.




1. Marie M. Howard Scholarship: Awarded to a nursing student who will be a Junior, who demonstrates high academic and professional accomplishment and a commitment to professional nursing, as well as financial need. (Approximately $400.00)

2. Phyllis Porth Darrell Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a nursing student who will be a Junior or Senior, who demonstrates high academic and professional accomplishment and a commitment to professional nursing, as well as financial need. (Approximately $475.00)

3. Jeanne Castonguay Violette Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a nursing student who will be a Senior, leading to the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. (Approximately $550.00)

4. Rose Castonguay Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a nursing student who will be a Senior, who demonstrates high academic and professional accomplishment and a commitment to professional nursing, as well as financial need. (Approximately $750.00)

5. Bristol South County Medical Auxiliary Scholarship: Awarded to an upcoming senior nursing student who is interested in developing a career in nursing, and is a permanent resident of Bristol County. (Approximately $600.00)

6. Grace R. and Henry C. Lincoln, MD Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time matriculated nursing student, and is based on academic merit, as well as financial need. (Approximately $375.00)

7. Robert John Fisher Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a nursing student who will be a Junior or Senior, who demonstrates exceptional leadership ability and high academic and professional accomplishment. (Approximately $500) 

8. Arlene M. Oliveira Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a nursing student who will be a Junior, Senior or student in the Graduate program, who is employed by St Anne’s Hospital, Fall River, MA. (Approximately $525.00)

9. Truesdale Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a nursing student in the Graduate program who demonstrates financial need and academic merit. (Approximately $600.00)

10. Professor Jacqueline Bazinet Cobert Memorial Scholarship Fund: Awarded to a full-time, matriculated graduate or undergraduate student in the College of Nursing. Award decisions shall be based on academic merit as determined by the appropriate university scholarship committee(s). (Approximately $375.00) 

11. Lepreau and Welch Scholarship: Awarded to a full-time matriculated undergraduate student in the College of Nursing. Award decisions shall be based on financial need, academic merit as determined by the appropriate university scholarship committee(s). Preference will be given to students living in the Fall River and Westport areas. (Approximately $1,100.00

12. Eleanora S. Fontaine: Awarded to a sophomore nursing student enrolled in the College of Nursing with demonstrated financial need and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference is for a female student from the Greater New Bedford area. (Approximately $400.00).
 

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