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William F. Connell School of Nursing

New Careers in Nursing Scholarships Available

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The William F. Connell School of Nursing was awarded a $80,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing grant for the academic year 2013-2014. The program supports scholarships for eight (8) students seeking an accelerated master’s degree in nursing to increase the number of nurses within the profession and simultaneously increase diversity in nursing. The program provides scholarships to students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, including men.

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. You must also be:

  • From an underrepresented minority in nursing


  • From a disadvantaged background. A student from a disadvantaged background is defined as someone who: 

Comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a school (environmentally disadvantaged)


Comes from a family with an annual income below a level which is based on low-income thresholds (economically disadvantaged by 2009 Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines). In order to determine disadvantaged status, regardless of independent/dependent status of a student, the student’s parents' income information must be used under the “economic” definition.

Interested students, please apply online to the master’s entry program and contact the graduate office at 617-552-4928 for further information.