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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

  1. The student must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and demonstrate financial need.
  2. The student must have a minimum total GPA of 2.0 or higher and be actively enrolled in a nursing course and be in good academic standing.
  3. The student must meet the requirements designated by the specific Scholarship Donor. All scholarships require a thank you letter addressed to the donor awarding the scholarship.
  4. The scholarship awards are limited by the award funds available, the amount awarded, and the number of students meeting the above criteria. Due to restrictions, if the applications received exceed the funds available, scholarship amounts will be awarded based on:
    • Financial need (highest to lowest)
    • GPA (highest to lowest)
  5. Students are required to complete and submit the application each semester.
    • Fall and Spring, by the published deadlines (September 13 for the Fall semester, February 14 for the Spring semester). Applications received after the posted application deadline will not be accepted.
  6. Submit application to the School of Nursing Financial Aid officer. Students will be notified of award by email.

School of Nursing scholarship applications are available in the Financial Aid Office or on the Moodle LMS.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Important details:

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:

  • Sister. Claire Tynan Award - $8,000
  • Senior Award - $5,000

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:

  • Dr. Salvatore Laraia Memorial Scholarship – $5,000 (4 awards at $1,250 each)

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.

  • The Sister Breda Boyle, '64 Scholarship sponsored by Dr. Harry Banschick - $2,500
  • The Albert and Marie Radulich Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Donna (Radulich) Esposito, '85 and her sister in memory of their parents - $2,500
  • The Marguerite F. Kane, '34 Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Carol Hoffee Alterman,' 67 - $1,000
  • The Cynthia Boyd Pardi, '61 Scholarship sponsored by Richard Pardi in honor of his wife, Cindy - $1,000
  • The Gloria Byrne, ’65 Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
  • The DiDonna Family Scholarship - $1,000
  • The Marie Jensen Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Clarke family in the amount of $1,000 specifically for those students who entered the LPN-RN program each January.

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

*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 or contact


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.