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Published on March 31, 2015

Saint Mary's Hospital School of Nursing Scholarships now available

Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for the 2015 Saint Mary’s School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Program.

The deadline for submission for all Nursing Scholarship applications is 4:30 p.m. EST Friday, April 17, 2015.

Submit all completed, printed applications in person or mail to:

Saint Mary's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship ApplicationNursing Scholarship Application
Attn: Ann Ferraro
Saint Mary's Hospital
56 Franklin Street
Waterbury, CT 06706

St Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarships are offered to St Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni or family members that are continuing education leading to a (Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate) in Nursing.

Available scholarships:

Florence Hanley Memorial Scholarship

Florence Hanley was a graduate of St Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing. This scholarship is offered to a Registered Nurse employed by St Mary’s Hospital that is continuing his/her education leading to an advanced degree. (Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate)

Eleanor Guererra Memorial Scholarship

Eleanor was a graduate of St Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing class of 1961. This scholarship has been set up by her sister in her memory and is offered to candidates that are attending an accredited Nursing program in a diploma, associates or Bachelor’s Degree or candidates enrolled in an Allied Health related field such as Physical, Occupational or Respiratory Therapy. (Other health related fields will be considered)

Janice M Brown Memorial Scholarship

Jan was a graduate of St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing class of 1970 and earned both her BSN an MSN at UConn. Jan was best known for her ability to educate and encourage people to excel in their roles at St Mary’s. Her compassion and dedication to the Nursing profession, her community, and her staff was nothing short of amazing. This Scholarship is offered to a candidate enrolled in a BSN program, has maintained a 3.2 GPA, and takes an active role in helping the community.

Please refer all questions to Ann Ferraro at or by calling (203) 709-6093.

Application Requirements: Completed Application should include:
  • Official transcript from each of the schools listed in your application.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from 3 sources listed below (no family members):
  • A manager you have worked for at Saint Mary's Hospital.
  • A faculty member from a nursing course you have taken (undergraduate or graduate).
  • A facility member or advisor from your high school.
  • An employer or person in a supervisory role who is knowledgeable of your volunteer service, athletic or extracurricular activities.
  • A fellow nurse, patient or another individual who can speak about your conduct as a nurse.

Please provide an essay of approximately 300 words with the topic appropriate for the type of scholarship you are applying.

Eleanor Guerrera Scholarship applicants- Why are you choosing a healthcare career?

Nursing Alumni/Florence Hanley Memorial Scholarship applicants - What do you see as the main role in nursing to Saint Mary's commitment to exceptional service and quality?

Janice Brown Scholarship applicants - How can you as a nurse positively impact or change your community?

*Immediate family is defined as: employee’s spouse, minor children, and any children (including adults) residing in the employee’s home.

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