Nursing Scholarship

WDMSA Nursing Scholarship Fund – BSN Application Form

The WDMSA awards scholarship(s) to a BSN student each year. However, an award cannot be given in Fall of 2020 due to Covid-19 and constraints on our ability to actively fund raise.

The criteria for scholarship awards will be based on scholastic achievement, an essay, community service and completion of the application. The number and amounts offered are evaluated each year based on the monies available through donations and fund raising.

Only completed applications will be considered.

Eligibility:
Applicant must be a legal resident of Worcester County prior to enrollment in their nursing program. Must have completed one year of an accredited 4 year BSN undergraduate program or is attending a post-baccalaureate BSN or RN-to-BSN program.

Criteria:
Students in high academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.4 who demonstrates involvement in community service.

Process:
Submit an official sealed transcript from the nursing program that the applicant is currently enrolled. The scholarship will be awarded annually at the WDMS Fall District Meeting. The scholarship awarded will be applied towards tuition and payable to the recipient’s nursing program. Must be post marked by September 30th.

Applications:
The following items are required:

  1. Completed application form
  2. One letter of recommendation from an instructor or professor in the nursing program in which the applicant is currently enrolled.
  3. Essay describing the applicant’s reasons for selecting a career in nursing and what the applicant foresees as their contribution to the future of the profession of nursing.

The Scholarship Committee will review the candidates’ applications and make a selection based on academic performance, scholastic achievement and community service.

Interviews may be required, if the committee deems necessary.

Application Information:
Applications may be submitted using the online form below or downloading the PDF file.

Essays and Letters of Recommendation may be submitted by email to: wdmsalliance@massmed.org.

All Transcripts and Other Supporting Documents should be mailed to:

c/o WDMSA Nursing Scholarship Committee
Worcester District Medical Society
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

  • Applicant Information

  • Academic Achievements

  • Community Service

  • Please provide the name and business phone number of the instructor who will be writing your letter of recommendation.
  • The information supplied by me on this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. If awarded this scholarship, I give permission to print my name and a photograph on this website, the WDMSA newsletter and the local newspaper.