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Scholarships at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The following scholarships are awarded to current College of Nursing and Health Sciences students. Most of these scholarships do not require an application because selection is based upon predetermined criteria. For those with an application process, students will be notified via e-mail of scholarship availability and the steps to take.

Fall Semester Scholarships

  • Associates in Physical & Occupational Therapy, Inc.

  • Babbit, Baker, Staples Scholarship
    Amount: $2,300
    Criteria: For a nursing student who is interested in public health.
    How to apply: CNHS posts notice for students interested in public health and provides a short application.

  • Bain Family Scholarship
    Criteria: For undergraduates in the School of Business Administration and to undergraduates or graduates in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
    How to apply: The UVM Scholarship Office works with CNHS to award this scholarship.

  • Kay Barron Scholarship

  • Blenderman Medical Scholarship
    Criteria: High financial need and GPA above 3.0.
    How to apply: The UVM Scholarship Office (SO) provides names of deserving nursing students.
    History: On December 18, 2000, Albert D. Blenderman established The Albert D. Blenderman, M.D. '43 Medical Endowed Scholarship given in memory of Margaret Morse Blenderman at the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine. Grateful for the medical education that he received at the College and the opportunities that he and his late wife Margaret had through their medical careers that began in Burlington, Dr. Blenderman created a scholarship fund that will provide support to both medical and nursing students. Margaret Morse Blenderman served as a nurse at the Fanny Allen Hospital. This scholarship fund is a way for Dr. Blenderman to acknowledge the affliation that they both had to College of Medicine.

  • Boccagni Scholarship
    Criteria: First priority to Windham County residents; if none, then to a Vermont student. Nursing students, financial need and academic merit considered.
    How to apply: The UVM Scholarship Office (SO) provides names of nursing students from Windham County and Vermont students.

  • Buttolph Scholarship
    Criteria: For nursing students only. Financial need, leadership and service to community important to Grace Buttolph are considered. To follow student through graduation, if financial need exists.
    How to apply: The UVM Scholarship Office provides names of nursing students who show financial need.CNHS determines leadership/service criteria.
    History: This fund was established by Mabel to honor the memory of her sister, Grace Martin Buttolph Wright. Grace received her B.S. in nursing from UVM in 1946. After serving as a nursing instructor in St. Albans and Burlington, Grace went on to receive her M.A. in nursing at Columbia University. She returned to Vermont, where she worked as nursing director of the Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing. As a director of the Mary Fletcher School, she was instrumental in bringing their nursing program into UVM, believing that it should be an integral part of the University. Grace went onto become the executive secretary of the Vermont State Board of Nursing and president of the Vermont State Nurses Association until her retirement in 1975. She received an honorary doctorate in 1975 in appreciation for her lifetime of service and leadership in nursing and nursing education.

  • Colodny CNHS Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship is for students who are in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with preference to a student in the Department of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences. Need, merit and in-state residency are considered.
    How to apply: The UVM Scholarship Office provides a list of students to CNHS who meet the criteria.

  • Faye Crabbe Scholarship
    Criteria: For nursing students who are Vermont residents. Financial need and academic merit are considered.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: Faye Crabbe was a professor in nursing and the founder of nursing at the University of Vermont. She started the baccalaureate nursing program in 1943 and served as chairman of the Department of Nursing at the University until 1960 when she retired. Under her leadership the program became well-established accredited program with a qualified faculty and able student body. Her contributions to nursing and the state were recognized when the University awarded her an honorary degree in 1963 and the Vermont State Nurses' Association bestowed an honorary membership at the time of her retirement.

  • Crooks Scholarship
    Criteria: For students who are Vermont residents pursuing a career in nursing.
    How to apply: The UVM Scholarship Office provides names of in-state residents with financial need.
    History: Established in 1984 by George C. Crooks, professor emeritus, and his wife, Gertrude D. Crooks, to perpetuate their association of more than fifty years with The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial aid for needy and deserving students at The University of Vermont.

  • Edith Deck Scholarship
    Criteria: For master's level nursing students with a bachelor's of science degree in nursing from UVM. Financial need and in-state residency are also considered.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: The Edith F. Deck Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by Edith F. Deck through a provision in her will.

  • Dumas Scholarship

  • Endowed Nursing Scholarship

  • Helen Farrington Nursing Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship is for a nursing student(s) who has demonstrated financial need and academic merit.
    History: This fund was established by a bequest from the Estate of Helen D. Farrington. Helen Farrington's will states: "To the University of Vermont, School of Nursing at Burlington, Vermont, I give, devise and bequest one-third of my entire remaining estate, to be used for nursing scholarships at the discretion of the Board of Trustees after discussion with the Department Head."

  • Beatrice Haron Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship offers financial assistance to second or third year student(s) from Vermont enrolled in the nursing program who meet the following criteria: demonstrate financial need, cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and established a commitment to the nursing profession.
    How to apply: The UVM Scholarship Office (SO) works with CNHS to award this scholarship.
    History: Patricia Haron Pizzagalli and her sister, Sally Tourville, establish this scholarship fund in recognition of their mother's personal commitment and dedication to the nursing field. Beatrice worked as a bedside nurse and as a nurse in the parochial school system for many years, and in doing so touched the lives of many children and families throughout her career. Her daughters wish to honor their mother for her compassion and love of the profession that meant so much to her.

  • Mary Ann Ernest Herman Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship is for a nursing student who has academic merit and financial need.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: This fund was created by the friends and family of Mary Ann Ernest Herman, a 1957 graduate of the School of Nursing at the University of Vermont. The purpose of this fund is to provide financial aid for needy and deserving students.

  • NH/VT Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) Scholarship

  • K. O'Brien Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship provides annual assistance to one or more deserving students who are pursuing a nursing degree. Recipients must have demonstrated financial need. They must be recognized by faculty as excellent in nursing practice and must exhibit high professional and academic standards. They must demonstrate initiative and maturity, have a GPA of 3.0 or above, and be a third or fourth year nursing student. Non-traditional students will be given preference.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: This fund was established by the families and friends of Kathy Louise Laird O'Brien to recognize the loving care and work ethics consistently displayed by the nursing profession on Kathy's behalf during her illness. Kathy was a person who worried about other people's feelings and well being. She never outwardly worried about herself but constantly asked everyone "how are you doing?"

  • The Remo and Donna Pizzagalli Endowed Scholarship Fund
    Criteria: This scholarship is for an undergraduate or graduate nursing student who possesses strong academic potential and requires significant levels of borrowing but does not qualify for need-based grants.
    How to apply: The Department of Nursing provides applications to graduate students. The department then works with the UVM Scholarhship Office to determine winners.
    History: The Remo and Donna Pizzagalli Endowed Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship assistance to nursing students admitted to the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences who are Vermont residents, possess strong academic potential, require significant levels of borrowing (based on family financial circumstances), and do not qualify for need-based grants.

  • Rothwell Scholarship
    Criteria: Graduate Student in the nurse practitioner program, good merit. Prefer students who have demonstrated interest and leadership in education and public policy.

  • Esther A. Russell Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship provides assistance to a student enrolled in the nursing program at the University. As long as the student remains enrolled and in good standing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the scholarship will continue to be renewed until he/she graduates from the University.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: The Esther A. Russell Scholarship Fund was established December 24, 2002, from a bequest through the Esther A. Russell Trust. Esther Russell was appreciative of the scholarship support that she received while at The University of Vermont, and would like to afford the same opportunity for the students pursuing a degree in nursing.

  • School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

  • John and Elinor Stevens Sexton Nursing Scholarship

  • Kathryn Smith Memorial Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship provides annual assistance to a junior or senior year nursing student. The student must have demonstrated financial need and have maintained a 2.8 cumulative grade-point average.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: Albert and Patricia Smith and Margaret and Harvey Rosenfeld established the Kathryn J. Smith Memorial Scholarship to honor Kathryn's love and commitment to nursing. They wish to have the memory of their daughter/ sister live on and to recognize the compassion, consideration and incredible sense of humor she brought to lives during her limited nursing career. Through this scholarship, Kathryn will continue to have an impact on the infirmed and on those who provide nursing care.

  • Weinheimer Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship is for nursing students who are seeking a career in health care, finance, or administration and who have demonstrated financial need. Preferably the student should be in their third or fourth year. Two scholar recipients receive $1,000 each.
    How to apply: Students who meet the criteria to apply will be notified so that they can receive the application. Recipients will be selected by mid-October.
    History: The scholarship is established in honor of Chris Weinheimer, the first Vermonter to become National Chair of the Health Care Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Spring Semester Scholarships

  • Clarissa Peters Allen Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship is for a nursing student ranked in the top 1/3 of his/her senior class who exemplifies character of Clarissa Peters.
    How to apply: No application required.
    History: This fund was created in May of 1990 by George E. Allen in memory of his wife, Clarissa Peters Allen '30 to provide financial support for needy and deserving nursing students.

  • Champlain Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship is for a first-year nursing student. First priority is to a student from Maine. If none, this scholarship can go to any nursing student with academic merit and financial need. Student must maintain a 2.5 while receiving the scholarship.
    How to apply: No application required. Awarded in the spring upon acceptance to UVM.
    History: The Champlain Fund was established by an anonymous donor to provide annual scholarship assistance based on need and merit to a first-year student entering the nursing program in the College of Nursing and Health and Sciences.

  • Ray Collins Family Scholarship
    Criteria: Nursing student from Middlebury High School, then Addison County, then Vermont students.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS.
    History: This fund is established to serve two purposes: to provide scholarship support to nursing students and to provide scholarship support for students who excel in chemistry, physics, or math and wish to pursue a degree in teaching.

  • Friends of Physical Therapy Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship provides annual scholarship assistance to one or more deserving students who are pursuing a career in physical therapy who have demonstrated academic merit and financial need. The recipient must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in her/his collegiate studies prior to admission to the program, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 while in the program to remain eligible for the scholarship.
    How to Apply: Scholarship office will provide names and then office of student services will coordinated with the chair of PT.
    History: The Associates in Physical & Occupational Therapy Inc. (APOT) established this fund. APOT was founded in 1972 by Samuel B. Feitelberg, the first Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Vermont, and other faculty, in the form of a faculty practice. The relationship with the Department of Physical Therapy at UVM is greatly valued, and the opportunity to work with students in an asset to the Associates. Therefore, in the light of the Associates' educational mission, they have established the Friends of PT Scholarship fund. It is their hope that other individuals and corporations will add to this endowment in order to provide a substantial resource for scholarships for worthy and needy students in the professional PT program.

  • Katrina Joslin Gaudet Memorial Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship is for an in-state undergraduate student needing financial assistance. It is to be given to a medical laboratory science student at the time of his or her acceptance. As long as the student stays in the program and maintains a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, the scholarship will continue to be renewed.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: Jeffrey A. Gaudet and The University of Vermont State and Agricultural College established the Katrina Joslin Gaudet Memorial Scholarship endowment fund. It is the hope of this scholarship and its donor that a Vermonter will have the chance to start a firm educational foundation that will lead to helping others to seek answers to complex medical questions.

  • LaChappelle Scholarship Fund
    Criteria: This scholarship is for a junior student in the medical laboratory science program who has demonstrated academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, and a commitment to cultural diversity.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: This scholarship was established in honor of Rene LaChappelle's countless contributions. Rene, who retired in June of 1994, served as Chair of Medical Technology for 20 years and was a mentor and friend to countless students. His excellence in teaching won him the Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award in 1987. He has held numerous offices in the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science and was president of that organization's Alpha Mu Tau Fraternity. He was a valued member of both the Graduate College and race and culture faculty.

  • Lechtaler Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship provides annual scholarship assistance to at least one student enrolled in the nursing program. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has displayed academic excellence and who has proven financial need. This award will stay with the recipient throughout their four years at UVM provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
    How to apply: No application required. Awarded in the spring upon acceptance to UVM.
    History: Carole Lechtaler graduated from Syracuse University School of Nursing in 1996 after she worked at the Neurological Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Throughout her career, she maintained first and foremost a sense of service to her patients and a dedication to her career. Carole's husband Richard and her three children, Abigail, Rogan, and Nelia have established this scholarship in honor of Carole's 60th birthday and to recognize her love and commitment to her profession in nursing, to the many patients she has cared for over the years, and to the beautiful state of Vermont where she built her career and raised her family.

  • Claire Lintilhac Nurse Midwifery Scholarship Program
    Criteria: This scholarship is for outstanding nurse midwifery graduate students who wish to practice in Vermont following graduation. It awards eligible full-time students $7,500 annually for each of the two years of the academic program. Applicants must first be accepted into the master's program at UVM and URI.
    How to apply: Applicants must first be accepted into the master's program at UVM or URI. They must obtain scholarship applications for the University of Vermont Department of Nursing, 216 Rowell Building. Applicants must attach a 1-2 page statement describing their commitment to Vermont, their leadership and community service experience and their fit with the intention of this award. Applicants must attach a copy of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts and a copy of their resume.
    History: The Lintilhac and Freeman Foundation funds this scholarship to increase access to nurse midwifery care in Vermont by increasing the number of certified nurse midwives, provide incentive to experienced Vermont registered nurses to become certified nurse midwives, and provide support to UVM, URI nurse midwifery graduate by increasing the number of students.

  • Abby Mandel (UVM '77) Physical Therapy Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship provides financial assistance to an out-of-state student to help reduce the student's loan burden as much as possible. It is awarded to a physical therapy student at the time of his or her acceptance into the physical therapy program. As long as the student stays in the program, the scholarship will continue to be renewed until that student graduates.
    How to apply: No application required. Chosen by CNHS and the UVM Scholarship Office.
    History: Abby Mandel Hassler and the University of Vermont State & Agricultural College established the Abby Mandel Physical Therapy Scholarship Endowment Fund. Abby's introduction to PT came before she was actually enrolled in the program. She worked as a hospital transport volunteer, and being exposed to the hospital's different departments helped her to clarify her desire to become a PT. She established this scholarship not only to help students needing financial assistance, but as a way of saying thank you to Sam Feitelberg and the department.

  • Gaile Neale Fellowship in End of Life/Palliative Care
    Criteria: This scholarship provides a fellowship(s) to a deserving student(s) with a demonstrated interest in end-of-life/palliative care who is pursing a Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The fellowship will be awarded annually for three years. The total fellowships awarded per year shall not exceed $10,000. The Visiting Nurse Association welcomes graduate students' interest in learning about its end of life care programs as well as having the graduate student share their related research with VNA.
    How to apply: Scholarship office will work with CNHS to determine eligible students and CNHS will make selection of the recipient.
    History: The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden & Grand Isle Countries thanks the JL Foundation and Gail Neale for the opportunity to provide one of more graduate students from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with support for their studies to include an emphasis on end-of-life care and support. With this fellowship we affirm the commitment we share with Gail to improve how we live at the end of life.

  • New England Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program
    Criteria: There are two scholarships - one is for nursing students who are members of NEFCU and the other is for science, technology, engineering and math students (STEM). Membership eligibility is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in the following counties: Chittenden, Addison, Franklin, Grand Isle, Washington, or Lamoille.
    How to Apply: Applications are sent through the NEFCU.

  • Nursing Alumnae Scholarship
    Criteria: This scholarship provides annual scholarship to a student who graduated from an associate's degree nursing program. Priority is given to alumnae of The University of Vermont School of Nursing Associate Degree Program who are continuing their nursing education and have current licensure as a registered nurse.
    How to apply: Applications are distributed to RN-BS and master's students who graduated from the UVM AD program. Selections are made by committee.
    History: This scholarship was established with the graduation of the final class of the UVM Associate Degree Nursing Program in 1996. The scholarship was established to recognize the contributions made by the registered nurses who received associate degrees from UVM and to assist those who chose to continue their nursing education.

  • The Patricia C. Stearns Scholarship
    Criteria: This fund is to provide annual scholarships for Vermont students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit and who might not otherwise be able to continue their education. Awards will be rotated between graduate degree students in physical therapy and speech pathology. If no applicants qualify in any given year, funds may be granted to graduate degree students in social work. As long as a recipient remains enrolled full time and is in good standing at UVM, the scholarship may be renewed until graduation.
    How to Apply: No application required.
    History: Patricia C. Stearns grew up in South Ryegate, Vermont, and graduated from the University of Vermont Dental Hygiene Program in 1953. Ever since graduation, it has been her desire to help others continue their education. Throughout her 15 years with the state, she worked with many communities and local health districts interested in establishing similar programs. Along with her personal achievements, Pat had a memorable life filled with many hobbies and activities, laughter and humor, the joy of music, a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature, and the love and support of many wonderful people. In 2003 at the time of establishing the scholarship, she was happily enjoying her dear friends and neighbors and all the challenges and 'perks' that retirement brings. She kept so busy that she wished, "there were more hours in each glorious day!' And she wished the best luck to all the future students at the University of Vermont.

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