Scholarship Information

The goals of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level. What better way to inspire future nurses then to honor nursing students for academic and community achievement.

In partnering with local nursing programs including Gateway Community College, Sacred Heart University, Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University and Yale School of Nursing, the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing provides five $1,200 scholarships – one scholarship to a deserving student at each School of Nursing. The respective Schools of Nursing select the scholarship nominee based on demonstrated financial need and qualities that suggest the student may be a future Nightingale nominee.  To date, New Haven's Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing Program has awarded over $50,000 in scholarships.

Congratulations to the 2017 Nightingale Scholarship Winners

On April 12, 2017, Lisa L. Dupuis, President & CEO of VNA South Central hosted the 2017 Nightingale Scholarship reception. Pictured are the local nursing students who were each awarded a $1,200 Nightingale Scholarship.


From left to right: Charles E. Crocco - Quinnipiac University; Kathleen Shea, Sacred Heart University; Nguyen Nguyen – Southern CT State University; Fanta Bayoh - Yale School of Nursing and Molly Louis - Gateway Community College