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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.

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, a scholarship that provides $3,000 annually to an undergraduate full-time day student who maintains a 3.0 cumulative average demonstrates clinical excellence and community involvement.

The Lillian and Arthur 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 day division 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 Day Division 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 Corrine and Harry Rosen Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Corrine Rosen established in 1986, a permanent fund named the Harry Rosen Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship provides $500 annually 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 Christos G. Tsaganis Scholarships
Mr. Christos G. Tsaganis established in 1988, a permanent fund named the Christos G. Tsaganis Scholarship Fund. is awarded as partial tuition scholarships to a day division and to a weekend/evening division student who show 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 day and / or third year weekend / evening 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 day division 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. a lifelong resident of Marshfield, Massachusetts who died on May 14, 2002. The Taylor Memorial Scholarship is presented to a deserving student at SH/BHSN who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, satisfactory clinical performance, and demonstrates financial need. Preference will be given to students who are Marshfield residents.

SH/BHSN Alumni Scholarships
Established by Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Alumni, two $2,500 scholarships are annually presented to undergraduates 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  one undergraduate students  who has shown consistent academic and clinical competence that has been active in school activities. The Scholarship Committe.

Dr. Francis H. Freccero Scholarship
Dr. Francis H. Freccero established in 2006 a scholarship fund named the Dr. Francis Freccero Scholarship Fund. Dr. Freccero practiced medicine for 44 years at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. He remembered those years fondly and appreciates the people with whom he worked. Annually, $2000 is awarded to either a student going to the second year day or 3rd or 4th year evening/weekend division student based on student achievement and faculty recommendation.

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 day division 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 $1,000 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 this scholarship provides a $1,000 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 awards $1,200 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 awards $1,000 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. 

Incoming Freshman Scholarship
in coming Freshman Scholarhsip are awarded to incoming freshman who demonstrates outstanding success ontheir 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.

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 $1,000 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 one day and one weekend/evening  student upon completion of their first year.

Virginia A. Billings Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded to one day student and one weekend /evening student.  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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