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Cooley Dickinson Hospital Nursing Scholarships

Available 2020 Scholarships:

Edward Moss Memorial Scholarship Fund  –  DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION 
Award: $500
The intent of the “Edward Moss Memorial Scholarship”, established by late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy and endowed in 1966, is to provide financial assistance to a current Cooley Dickinson employee who is either currently accepted or enrolled full time in an accredited school of nursing, working to complete an associate’s degree, a three-year diploma, a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in nursing.


Therese Connor Nursing Education Fund – DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
Award: $400
This fund is named in memory of Therese Connor, a nurse at the hospital for many year.  Financial assistance is available on an annual basis to registered nurses at Cooley Dickinson through the “Therese Connor Nursing Education Fund” as follows:
-The nursing professional must currently be certified in the Oncology area to renew his/her certification (first preference), or to continue further education in the Oncology area.
-The nursing professional must be beginning, engaged in or completing course work for certification in Oncology.
-In the absence of qualified individuals described above, nursing professionals seeking certification in another specialty area or renewal of existing certification would qualify.


Louise Finn Nursing Scholarship FundDOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
Award: $500
This scholarship is named in recognition of Louise Finn, a maternal and infant care nurse at Cooley Dickinson Hospital for more than 54 years.  The “Louise Finn Nursing Scholarship” will be awarded to a child of a current Cooley Dickinson Health Care employee who is pursuing a career in nursing and is either currently accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing (preferable located in the surrounding area), working to complete an associate’s degree, a three-year diploma, a bachelor’s degree, or a master’s degree in nursing.


CDH School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship – DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
Award: $1,000
In its 16th year, the 2020 Cooley Dickinson School of Nursing Alumni Association Scholarship will once again be awarded to a deserving senior attending either Northampton High School or Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, who is pursuing a degree in nursing.


Donald “Skip” Jandzinski Memorial ScholarshipDOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
Award: $500
The “Donald ‘Skip’ Jandzinski Memorial Scholarship Fund” was created in 2009, by Mary Jandzinski, as a tribute to Skip and his deeply held belief in the importance of professional development and giving back to others.  In recognition of his many years of service to the hospital, this scholarship is directed to part- and full-time employees working in the Laboratory department who are currently completing or registered to complete college-credit course work at an educational institution in the surrounding area toward advancement of their professional education in the medical field.  Financial awards may be used for tuition, fees, required books, materials, school transportation.


The Zucker Family Scholarship for Advanced Nursing Education – DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
Award: $1,000
The Zucker Family Scholarship for Advanced Nursing Education was created in 2019 by Dr. Geoffrey and Donna Zucker to honor the work of nurses in the Pioneer Valley and support advanced education.  This scholarship is directed to part- and full-time CDHC nurses (working more than 3o hours per week) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, and Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice who are pursuing an advanced degree (such as MSN, NP, DNP, etc.) and enrolled at six or more credits/semester at an accredited university.


Your completed application and essay should be received no later than Friday, April 3rd, 2020 and should be submitted via e-mail to or mailed to the address below:

Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Development Office
P.O. Box 329
Northampton, MA  01061-0329

Scholarship decisions will be made by  June 5th, 2020.  Anyone with questions should call the Cooley Dickinson Development Office at (413) 582-2255 or e-mail

Thank you for your interest in Cooley Dickinson Hospital Nursing Scholarships!



Continuing Mom’s Legacy – Therese Connor Nursing Education Fundoconnorscholarship16

Named in memory of Therese Connor, a nurse at Cooley Dickinson hospital for many years, the Therese Connor Scholarship is given annually to a registered nurse employed at Cooley Dickinson who is continuing education in the nursing field, with focus in Oncology.  Pictured at right are Kathy Weston, Therese Connor’s daughter, and the 2016 scholarship recipient, Jamie Dalhaus, who is using the funds to offset the cost of her final class to becoming a Nurse Practitioner.