Scholarship Program

The Alumnae Association of the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing has created a scholarship program for HHSN graduates and their families, as well as employees working at Hartford Hospital, The Institute of Living, and Jefferson House, who have been employed for at least 6 months.

Scholarship News

2020 Scholarships awarded. The Alumnae Association awarded Nursing Scholarships to 16 recipients totalling $52,500, our largest group of recipients and largest disbursement since the fund’s inception in 2010!

Recipients, School, Program, Anticipated graduation date:

  • Andrew Smith, UConn, BSN, Dec 2020
  • Susan Donovan, UMass, MSN, May 2021
  • Emily Capozza. UConn, APRN, May 2022
  • Michael MacDonald, Grand Canyon U, BSN, Feb 2021
  • Cheryl Mitchell, Elms College of Nursing, MSN/APRN, May 2021
  • Danielle Wagner, U St Joseph, APRNFP, May 2021
  • Steffi Francis, U St Joseph, BSN, Aug 2020
  • Jean Boccaccio, Western Governor’s U, BSN, Sept 2020
  • Deborah Bass, U of Hartford, MSN, May 2021
  • Hannah Janis, Yale School of Nursing, BS to MSN, May 2022
  • Suzana Kalanica, Quinnipac U, APRNFP/DNP, May 2021
  • Krystine Oliveira, U St Joseph, BSN, May 2021
  • Roxan Noble, Becker College, ASN, August 2021
  • Alexis Ghi, Norwich U, BSN, May 2021
  • Janet Sadler, U St Joseph, APRN, May 2021
  • Julia Pearlingi, St Mary College, BSN, May 2021

We extend our sincere congratulations to all of these most deserving recipients and wish them continued success as they complete or continue their educational journeys.

2021 Scholarships


  • Applicants must be a HHSN Graduate, family member of a HHSN Graduate, or an employee working at Hartford Hospital, The Institute of Living, or Jefferson House for a minimum of 6 months.

  • To be eligible an applicant must be matriculated in an accredited nursing program (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the American Association of Colleges for Nursing).

  • The applicant must be a student in good standing and meet certain criteria (see Scholarship Requirements).

Application Process:

  1. Completion of the Nursing Scholarship Application Form

  2. Submission of a Verification of Student Status Form signed by the dean/designee or bursar and notarized.

  3. Submission of two professional references on the Professional Reference Forms. (One from a faculty member and the second from a health professional)

  4. Submission of the completed application with attachments to the Scholarship Committee, by email to, by April 1st of the year of application.

Amount of Scholarship:

  • The amount of each scholarship will be based on funds available.


  • Preference will be given to applicants who are members of the Alumnae Association of HHSN, or their family.

Announcement of Award:

  • Each applicant will be notified of the Scholarship Committee's decision. The scholarship awards will be made to recipients at the annual HHSN Alumnae Banquet in May.

Payment of Scholarship:

  • The award check will be made payable to and sent directly to the nursing program in which the student is enrolled.


  • Financial support may be renewed annually to current recipients provided a 2.5 or equivalent academic standing is maintained. Submission of a letter requesting renewal by April 1st of the year of application and a new Verification of Student Status Form.


  • Arrangements will be made for group and individual photographs of the scholarship recipients for release with announcements to the appropriate media.

Application Forms:

For more information:

Requests for information and questions or completed applications should be directed by email to:

  • Gail Pendleton Rapoza RN
    Chairperson, Scholarship Committee
    Alumnae Association of the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing

Hartford Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae