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.
These scholarships provide tuition assistance and are awarded during the spring 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. The FAFSA and the SH/BHSN Scholarship form together serve as appropriate applications for some of these funds.
Undergraduate Annual 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.
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital Medical Staff
Established in 1997, a scholarship that provides $1000 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 Scholarships
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. Annually 80% of the fund’s earnings to the nearest $100.00 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 balance of the earnings is to be added to the fund’s principal.
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. Eighty percent of the fund’s earnings to the nearest $100.00 is awarded to provide two awards: 1.) annually, at graduation, a $500 scholarship to a student who shows financial need and maintains satisfactory academic and clinical performance; 2.) the other amounts are distributed annually, in January, as partial tuition scholarships to students who show financial need and academic and clinical excellence. The balance of the earnings is to be added to the fund’s principal.
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 BHSN. 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. This 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 Sylvia Bailet Memorial Scholarship
The family and friends of Sylvia Bailet established in 2006, a permanent fund for scholarships named the Sylvia Bailet Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sylvia Bailet loved her profession of nursing, her students in nursing arts, and the professional development of staff throughout her noteworthy career as a nursing administrator at Beth Israel in Boston and Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. She treasured formal educational advancement and the challenge of independent lifelong learning. Of the new graduates she hired, she had particular confidence in the competence and humanity of graduates of BHSN. The annual scholarship in her name provides $500 to two full-time students who demonstrate financial need, a thirst for knowledge and maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.
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 80% of the fund’s earnings to the nearest $100.00 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 Credentials Committee.
The Christos G. Tsaganis Scholarships
Mr. Christos G. Tsaganis established in 1988, a permanent fund named the Christos G. Tsaganis Scholarship Fund. Eighty percent of the fund’s earning to the nearest $100.00 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 balance of the earnings is to be added to the fund’s principal.
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 eighty percent of the fund’s earnings to the nearest $100.00 (or $500.00) is 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 balance of the earnings is to be added to the fund’s principle.
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 Fred F. Weiner Memorial Scholarship
The Fred F. Weiner Memorial Scholarship established by Dr. Alan D. Weiner and his family in memory of their father Dr. Fred Weiner. The scholarship provides a $500 award to an undergraduate in the full time day or part time weekend/evening program that shows financial need and maintains satisfactory academic and clinical performance and shows interest in urological nursing.
The John W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
The daughter of John W. Taylor, Sr. established an annual award of $500 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 areMarshfieldresidents.
The Ruth (MacFarlane) Martin Scholarship
Ruth Patricia “Pat” Martin graduated from BHSN in 1951. After working atBrocktonHospital, theVeterans Administration Hospital, the Emergency Room at Boston City Hospital and several other facilities she eventually became a head nurse. Pat loved her career and worked as a registered nurse for over 55 years until her retirement several years ago. Two scholarships will be awarded to weekend/evening division students with an interest in Emergency Room or Trauma Care. They must show financial need and maintain satisfactory academic and clinical performance.
SH/BHSN Alumni Scholarships
Established by Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing Alumni, two $500 scholarships are annually presented to undergraduates who have completed one year of nursing study.
Student Government Association (SGA) Scholarships
Established by the Student Government Association, these scholarships provide $100 annually to undergraduate students from each class and who has shown consistent academic and clinical competence that has been active in school activities. The SGA advisor recommends recipients to the Credentials Committee.
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, eighty percent of the fund’s earnings to the nearest $100 is awarded to one day division student who participates in class and community activities, maintains satisfactory academic and clinical performance and demonstrates financial need.
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 award provides $100 to a graduating student who demonstrated excellence in pediatric nursing.
The Faculty Recognition Awards
Established by SH/BHSN Faculty Organization, the annual award provides $100 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 byFisherCollege, 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 fromFisherCollege. 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
Please contact the Financial Aid Director for a list of specific suggestions.