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Scholarships & Awards

 

BHSON Scholarships

We have a limited source of private funds available each year for assistance to students. The sources of these funds come from the Women’s Guild, Medical Staff and various other benefactors. All undergraduate annual scholarships provide tuition and fee assistance and are awarded to students who have completed one year of nursing study.  Scholarship recipients are approved by the Credentials Committee and voted on by the Faculty Organization.

To qualify for any Institutional/Donor Scholarship you MUST complete the (FAFSA) The Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The Scholarship application is email to all students enrolled in the Spring semester for the next academic year.The aaplicant must have a cummulative GPA of 2.75 or above. All awards will be voted by the Scholarship Committee. 

Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Scholarship
This scholarships provide tuition assistance and are awarded during the fall semester.  Amounts of scholarships vary and are typically based on financial need and academic and/or clinical excellence.  Students must have completed one semester and be in good academic standing in order to be considered for these scholarships. 

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Medical Staff  
Established in 1997 this  scholarship is awared annually to an undergraduate student who maintains a 3.0 cumulative average demonstrates clinical excellence and community involvement.

The  Arthur and Lillian Epstein Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Arthur Epstein and his family established in 1991 a permanent fund named the Lillian Epstein Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Lillian Epstein, the loving wife of Arthur Epstein and mother of Robert L. Epstein, Bette Finkelstein and Elinor Lubin, died in April 1991.  Annual funds are awarded to one or more full-time students who participate in class activities, show financial need, and maintain satisfactory academic and clinical performance.  

The Women’s Guild of the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Scholarships
The Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Women’s Guild established in 1991, a permanent fund named The Women’s Guild of the Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Scholarship Fund.   This scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and maintains satisfactory academic and clinical performance.

The Janice Dubois Clancy Memorial Scholarship
Mr. Paul Clancy and Mrs. Judith DuBois Fisher established in 2004 a permanent fund they named The Janice DuBois Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Janice DuBois Clancy, loving wife of Paul Clancy Sr. and mother of Paul E. Clancy, Jr. and Michael V. Clancy and sister of Judith DuBois Fisher died on October 7, 2004. Janice DuBois Clancy was a 1960 graduate of BHSON. After graduation, Janice   worked as a staff nurse at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital and then transferred to the School of Nursing to become a nursing instructor from 1961-1968.  Annually , The scholarship is awarded to one full-time student who has completed the first year of nursing study. This student must demonstrate exemplary clinical performance and display qualities of leadership and compassion.

The Harry and Corrine Rosen Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Corrine Rosen established in 1986, a permanent fund named the Harry Rosen Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship provides an award to an undergraduate student who shows financial need and maintains satisfactory academic and clinical performance.

The Geraldine Gould Memorial Scholarships
Mrs. James H. Andrew and her family established in 1993, a permanent fund named the Geraldine Gould Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Geraldine Gould, loving sister of Mrs. James H. Andrew, died on January 11, 1992.  Annually is awarded to a second year day and/or weekend/evening student who is academically and clinically qualified and has a quality point average of 2.0 or higher.  The student must reside in Abington, Whitman, orRockland.  If there are no eligible students from those towns, the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

 The Charlie Tartaglia Scholarships
This newly created scholarship will be awared annually to a second year student based on their achievement and faculty recommendation.

The Christos G. Tsaganis Scholarships
Mr. Christos G. Tsaganis established in 1988, a permanent fund named the Christos G. Tsaganis Scholarship Fund.  This scholarships  is awared to a student who demostrates steady conformity to character and profession, manifest knowledge and experience needed for success in nursing, and demonstrate consistent academic and clinical performance.  

The Dr. Harvey W. Neitlich Scholarship
The family of Dr. Harvey W. Neitlich established, in 2003, a scholarship named the Dr. Harvey W. Neitlich Scholarship in honor of the retirement of Dr. Harvey W. Neitlich from 34 years in the practice of oncology. Annually  awarded to a second year student who has shown aptitude in the field of oncology nursing while caring for patients. 

The Elsie M. Burgeson Scholarship
Established bySignatureHealthcareBrocktonHospitalin recognition of Elsie M. Burgeson’s 45 years of faithful service as Director of Nursing and Director of the School of Nursing, the scholarship provides full-tuition for an academic year to a student who shows financial need, is academically and clinically proficient and demonstrates outstanding qualities of leadership and stability.

The John W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
The daughter of Patricia P and  John W. Taylor, Sr. established an annual award of $1,000. in 2008 to honor the memory of John W. Taylor, Sr.  In 2010, the scholarship was expanded to honor Patricia m. Taylor The Taylor scholarship is presented to an incoming Freshman student  demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to students who are Marshfield  and Pembroke residents.

SH/BHSN Alumni Scholarships
Established by Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Alumi, two annual scholarships are presented to an undergraduate student  who have completed one year of nursing study.

National Student Nursing Association Scholarships (NSNA)
Established by the National Student Nursing Association, these scholarships provide an annual award  to  two  undergraduate students  who has shown consistent academic and clinical competence that has been active in school activities. The Scholarship Committe.

Alice Keene Memorial Scholarship
The family of Alice Keene Sheehan established in 1999 a permanent fund named the Alice Keene Sheehan Memorial Scholarship Fund. Alice Keene Sheehan, a SH/BHSN alumni worked 17 years on Ward A, died March 27, 1998. Annually, the scholarship is awarded to one student who participates in class and community activities, maintains satisfactory academic and clinical performance and demonstrates financial need.

Nicholas J. Lombardi “Nurse Nick” Scholarship
In 2018, Nicholas’s mother Pam Rodrigues established this scholarship in memory of her son. Intended for an undergraduate male day student, ideal candidates have overcome a significant hardship but are back on track and working hard toward their degree. Nick passed away in a devastating motorcycle accident a few years after graduating from the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. “Nurse Nick” was a wonderful son, brother, student, and nurse. May his legacy live on within the student who receives this award. 

Nicholas Lombardi Memorial Fund Scholarship
 Established by Nicholas’s father, Joe Lombardi and his stepmother Elle Lombardi, in 2018 in memory of Nick the annual scholarship provides a to an undergraduate male day student. Ideal candidates will be hard working, caring, makes everyone around him feel good, and brings a smile to all his classmates. Nick passed in a devastating motorcycle accident a few years after graduating from the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. Nick was bright and witty, loved the outdoors, was known for putting a smile on everyone’s face and overcame many challenges in life. 

Student to Student Scholarship
This newly created scholarship awarded to an undergraduate student who demonstrates strong academic skills and shows a true passion for nursing and the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. The awarded recipient will need to attend at least two of the Student to Student Scholarship fundraising events in this calendar year and will need to encourage their classmates to attend also. The money raised for this scholarship comes from the Student to Student Scholarship events throughout the year which unite students, faculty, and alumni.

Patricia Lotti Fregeau Endowed Scholarship 
Established in 2018 by Patricia Lotti Fregeau’s husband, Stephen Fregeau. This scholarship awarded  to an undergraduate student who demonstrates strong academic skills and financial need. Patricia graduated from the Brockton Hospital School of Nursing in the 1964. After graduation she worked as a visiting nurse in Rockland, Patricia and her husband also owned Emergency Equipment Company in Rockland for many years. She was loved by her family, friends, coworkers, and patients. Patricia passed away on April 3, 2017, her family is proud to have her legacy live on within this scholarship. 

 Freshman Scholarship
in coming Freshman Scholarhsip are awarded to First Time Fulltime Degree Seeking students who never attended post-secondary institution and  demonstrates outstanding success on their Admissiom Application.

LPN Scholarship Funds
All students entering Signature Brockton Hospital School of Nursing with a valid LPN license will be awarded the LPN Scholarship.

Male Nurse Association Scholarship
Established in 2021 by Christopher Torsiello and Harold Carter, two alumni graduates who wanted to give back to the profession, this scholarship is awarded to male student that goes above and beyond, not only academically but clinically and socially.  This student must show respect and professionalism to faculty and fellow classmates.  With the healthcare field becoming more diverse and growing in male nurses, these two alumni along with the association would like to support future nurses into such a rewarding career.  The selected student would have to be able to become a member of the association and contribute to the scholarship for future graduates

Mildred and Milton Mellman Scholarship
Mildred and Milton Mellman were Brockton residents and ran a successful electrical contracting business servicing the Brockton area for over 40 years.  Their daughter, Carolyn Mellman Mador, graduated from Brockton Hospital School of Nursing in 1958 and their granddaughter, Patricia Mellman Corbett, graduated from Brockton Hospital School of Nursing in 1996.  The Mellman scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student, preference is given to a resident from Brockton.

Roger Keith & Sons Insurance Agency Scholarship
Established in 2008, with the desire to give back to the community by offering local residents the opportunity to embarck on a worth profession that will facilitate a higher quality of healthcare in the Brockton area, two scholarhsip will be awarded annually to students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.  These individuals should excel in clinical enviorment white consistently showing compassion in patient care .  A scholarship will be awarded to two student upon completion of their first year.

The Holly Thompson Memorial fund
On December 13, 2020 the School of Nursing lost a valued colleague, teacher and alumni member.
Holly Christine Thompson, the inagural RN Homeward Bound Coordinator, passed away after a courageoas battle with cancer.  This annual scholarship will be given to an undergraduate student who exemplifies kindness and caring patients. 

Virginia A. Billings Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded to two students.  Students will be selected by the Scholarship Committe followinng the criteria set by Robert Billings.  The scholarship is limited to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in the School of Nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Shows concern and compassion for others in the clinical areas
  • is highly responsible and good character
  • has high Integrity

BHSON Work study 

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing has numerous Institutional work study positions.  The program provides student opportunity to earn money for educational expenses.  To be considered for Work-study, a student must complete a work-study application.  Application can be obtain in the Financial Aid Office.

 Graduation Awards

These awards are presented at graduation. Award recipients are approved by the Credentials Committee and voted on by the Faculty Organization.

The Dr. Fred F. Weiner Memorial Award

Established by Dr. Alan D. Weiner and his family in memory of their father, Dr. Fred F. Weiner, the annual memorial award provides a pin to a graduating student who is academically and clinically qualified and has a quality point average of 3.7 or higher.

The Dr. Joseph Berkowitz Memorial Award

Established in memory of Dr. Joseph Berkowitz, the annual memorial award provides a plaque to a graduating student who is academically and clinically qualified and has a quality point average of 3.3 or higher.

The Dr. William Arnone Memorial Award

Established by Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Medical Staff in memory of Dr. William Arnone, the annual memorial plaque to a graduating student who demonstrated excellence in pediatric nursing.

The Faculty Recognition Awards

Established by BHSON Faculty Organization, the annual award provides a plaque to graduating students from both the day and weekend/evening divisions who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the school, class and Student Government Association.

The Fisher College Commencement Awards

Established in 2004 by Fisher College, the annual award provides $250 to a student from both the day and weekend/evening divisions who is graduating with an associate in Science Degree from Fisher College. Each student must show excellence in academic and clinical performance and demonstrate the qualities of character that are essential for success in nursing.

Award recipients will be recommended by the Fisher College Campus Director, approved by the Credentials Committee, and voted on by the Faculty Organization.

Other Sources of Aid

Students are encouraged to apply to private sources of funding for financial aid.  Many social, religious, labor, ethnic, and professional associations have scholarship funds available to members and their families.  Such sources can be found in your local library, local business club organizations, as well as on the internet.

Outside Scholarship Information and Application

MARILN Scholarship

Lost Coin Women Fund

Please contact the Financial Aid Director for a list of specific suggestions.

 
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