Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing Scholarships
Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing has a limited amount of scholarship funds available to award eligible enrolled students.
Scholarships are awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters each year. Award amounts will vary based on the availability of scholarship funds and the number of students who apply and meet scholarship eligibility requirements. The School of Nursing Scholarship Committee will review all applications for scholarship eligibility. Students will be notified by email of the scholarship award and amount. Awards are applied to the current semester’s balance; if there is no current balance, the award is applied to the next semester’s tuition and fees.
Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
School of Nursing scholarship applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or on the Moodle LMS.
1. Holy Name Nursing Scholars Program
First-year, first-semester high-performing RN program students of Holy Name’s Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing are eligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity, which will pay the balance of a student’s tuition and fees, after financial aid is applied. Students apply in their first semester of the RN program. Application deadlines will be posted in Moodle.
Upon graduation, and assuming all requirements are met, the student will be guaranteed a nursing position at Holy Name Medical Center. This program is funded by Holy Name and private donations.
Holy Name Scholars Program Application eligibility requirements:
The student must be in good academic standing with a course average of 78 or higher at the time of application submission.
If accepted into the program, the student must successfully pass each nursing course to remain in the scholarship program.
After successful completion of the registered nursing program, the scholarship recipient will apply for available staff RN positions at Holy Name and, upon hire, commit to a minimum of 30 months employment at Holy Name Medical Center as a registered nurse. Early termination of employment may result in repayment penalties.
Scholarship recipients must agree to sit for the NCLEX-RN within two months of graduation and agree to participate fully in the ATI NCLEX prep program, including fulfilling the requirement to achieve the “green light” before NCLEX-RN testing.
Complete a Holy Name Scholarship Program application and submit it by the deadline indicated on the form. Scholarship applications are available from the School of Nursing’s Financial Aid Office.
Chosen applicants will interview with the scholarship committee and decisions will be made in early January.
2. Holy Name Alumni Association Merit Scholarship Awards
Holy Name's Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing Alumni Association is dedicated to supporting the educational and clinical experiences of our nursing students and faculty. This loyal group raises money each year for merit scholarships for the best and brightest freshmen and seniors, with awards announced at graduation in the spring. Application deadlines will be posted in Moodle once announced by the Alumni Association.
For academic year 2022-2023, money raised from the Alumni Association's annual scholarship appeal helped to fund two awards for graduating seniors to be applied toward tuition of their BSN program:
School of Nursing faculty member Carol Laraia-Bendana and her family donated the following scholarship award in memory of their beloved father. The award is applied toward their BSN program:
Scholarship award funds are applied toward tuition at other accredited institutions as the students continue their nursing education.
For RN program students who are progressing to their Senior year, they are eligible for the named scholarship awards as listed below. These awards are presented at the RN Commencement ceremony each May.
3. Nursing Leadership Award (sponsored by Holy Name Medical Center Nurse Leaders including Michele Acito, DNP, RN, NE-BC, NP-C, Joseph Giles, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Suzanne Juliano, MSN, RN, NE-BC, and J. Cedar Wang, APN, CHSE) - $2,000 (one award).
4. Medical Staff Scholars Award (sponsored by Holy Name’s medical staff) - $5,000 (awarded to 5 progressing freshman students).
5. President's Award (sponsored by CEO Mike Maron and Holy Name Administration) - $1,000 (awarded to the class valedictorian).
6. Earning a MSN (NP, APRN, CNS) or Doctorate Nursing Degree (DNP or DNS).
For Holy Name School of Nursing alumni who have earned their BSN and are applying to an advanced degree program, the Alumni Association offers an annual $5,000 Advanced Degree award. If you qualify and are interested in applying to support your further education, please contact the Holy Name Alumni Representative, Deanna Breglia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Scholarships are a way to make a meaningful gift on behalf of a friend or family member. If you wish to make a donation to the scholarship program or to sponsor a scholarship in honor or in memory of a loved one, please visit holyname.org/foundation or contact email@example.com.
The Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing is ACEN-accredited, signifying Holy Name's commitment to national standards and our focus on continuous improvement of our nursing programs.