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Welcome from College of Nursing & Health Sciences Dean Kimberly Christopher

Welcome to our virtual College of Nursing & Health Sciences Scholarship Day

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Theta Kappa Chapter, present Sister Madeleine Clemence Vaillot Scholarship Day. Held in honor of Sr. Vaillot, a Dominican nun, registered nurse, and the first dean of the college, the event showcases undergraduate and graduate nursing students' scholarship and research in a range of topics in nursing practice and health care. 

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice. To achieve this goal, the society is committed to furthering the use of nursing research in health care delivery as well as in public policy. Members include nursing scholars committed to the pursuit of excellence in nursing practice, education, research, and leadership.

A virtual celebration of student scholarship on April 27, 2021

The College of Nursing & Health Sciences will present the annual Scholarship Day virtually on this web page on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. 

You will be able to view videos of student presentations here as well as a list of scholarship winners. We look forward to presenting our students' research projects and celebrating their achievements this spring.

For students:

All students must submit an application by Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

You will create a video of your poster presentation that will explain your research. For visuals, you can either create a poster or a PowerPoint presentation. We recommend that your video last approximately three minutes. Details regarding submission of your completed videos are being sent by email along with tips for creating your video (PDF).

If you have questions or concerns about your poster presentation, please email: jessica.mitchell@umassd.edu

Your poster presentation video must be submitted by email to jessica.mitchell@umassd.edu by Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

View research poster video presentations

We are proud to present our students' research poster video presentations on a range of topics in health care and nursing practice.

See research poster video presentations on YouTube.

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Nursing Scholarship Awards

2020-2021 Academic Year 

Congratulations to all of the students in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences who were named scholarship recipients as part of our virtual Scholarship Day Celebration.

Robert John Fisher Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior nursing student who demonstrats exceptional leadership ability and high academic and professional accomplishments. Recipient: Morgan Oliveira '22.

Jacqueline Bazinet Cobert Memorial Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time matriculated graduate or undergraduate student in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Recipient:  Jael M. Costa '22

Jeanne Castonguay Violette Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is to benefit a full-time student who has completed the third year of a four-year program and is a senior leading to a Bachelor's degree in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Recipient:  Amber L. DiBona '21

Rose Castonguay Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has completed the third year of the four-year bachelor's program (must be a senior) in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.  Recipient will have demonstrated high academic and professional accomplishment and financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and should display the qualities of empathy, equanimity, and devotion to duty. Recipient:  Maeve K. Hennebury '21

Eleanor S. Fontaine Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time sophomore student enrolled in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences 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. Recipient:  Vanessa Branco '23

Marie M. Howard Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded in support for talented full-time junior or senior students enrolled in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences with demonstrated financial need. Recipient:  Adanna Nwamka Aniagboso '21

Frank Lepreau and Betty Welch Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded in support for full-time undergraduate student in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Department and who reside in Fall River and Westport. Recipient:  Shaelyn M. Carreiro '22

Grace and Henry C. Lincoln, MD Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to provide support to a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.  Recipient will be selected first on the basis of merit and then on financial need. Recipient:  Greenly D. Kelly '23

Phyllis Porth Darrell Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to provide  support to one or more 3rd or 4th Year full time students in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences who have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Department. Recipient:  Adanna Nwamka Aniagboso '21

St. Luke’s Hospital Nursing Alumni Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to support a full-time student enrolled in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.  The recipient shall be chosen on the basis of financial need. Recipient:  Brianna Montville '21

Truesdale Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded in support of a third-year undergraduate student in the BSN program in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences who has financial need and academic merit. Recipient:  Brianna Montville '21

Highest GPAs of graduates in each program 

PhD: Shannon Avery-Desmaris 

DNPJocelyn Reis 

MS

  • Gerri-Lynn Boyden
  • Melissa Duclos
  • Katie Pelland
  • Cory Urban
  • Michelle Whyte 

RN-BS: 

  • Nicholas Carvalho  
  • Heather Cockroft  
  • Cristina Leduc  

BS: Alyssa Signs  

  Scholarship Day Program 2020

Winners of the Nursing Scholarship Day poster presentations with Dean Christopher

Nursing Scholarship Day celebrates students’ research and academic success

Nursing Scholarship Day 2019

All posters must be 36” x 48”. Presenters should provide their own trifold display board and clips.

The following site offers a template to assist you in preparing your own poster, as well as a service for purchasing a professionally prepared poster at a reasonable cost: 
https://www.lib.umassd.edu/photographics/postertemplate.

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