Atlantic General Hospital is accepting applications for the James G. and
Nancy W. Barrett Scholarship Program starting on April 10. The scholarship
program gives nursing and radiology students coverage for books, tuition,
and even health care benefits and flexible work schedules.
Once a student has completed their degree program and passed the state
licensure exams, they will work full-time at Atlantic General Hospital/Health
System for the equivalent of years they received a scholarship.
The program is named in honor of James G. and Nancy W. Barrett for the
meaningful contributions the Barrett family has made to AGH. James G.
Barrett passed away in 2004 while serving as chairman of the Atlantic
General Hospital Board of Directors.
Created in 2000, the program was founded to address shortages of workers
within the healthcare industry. In 2006, seven students in the Nursing
Scholarship Program graduated. May 2007 will see the graduation of two
more nurses. The Radiology program graduated one student in 2006 and is
anticipating one radiologic technologist to graduate in May.
While in the program, scholarship students must work twelve hours per week
at Atlantic General Hospital while still maintaining full-time status
in their academic program.
The scholarship is available to local students enrolled in Wor-Wic Community
College and Delaware and Technical Community College, as well as some
other local schools. We also provide scholarships for nursing students
at Salisbury University who are juniors and seniors pursuing a bachelor’s
degree in nursing, as well as those in the Fast Track” Bachelor
of Science in Nursing program.
Students must have been accepted into a Radiology Program in either Wor-Wic
Community College or Delaware Technical Community College to be eligible
for our radiology-based scholarship.
The program is supported by many local businesses and organizations, including
- Taylor Bank
- The Ocean City Lions Club
- The Lower Shore Workforce Alliance
- The Retired Nurses of Ocean Pines
- The Atlantic General Hospital Junior Auxiliary Group
- The Atlantic General Hospital Medical Staff
“We’re making an investment in the future,” said Ocean
City Lion Bill Jones. “Supporting this program only makes sense
for our organization and our community. What goes around, comes around.
Sooner or later, we will all need the hospital’s and these nurses’
Want more information? Need to request an application? Please e-mail Alice
Kalinowski at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “Scholarship
Application” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name,
mailing address, telephone number, and the degree you are interested in
or currently pursuing.
Applications can also be requested by calling (410) 641-9612. Completed
applications must be returned to Atlantic General Hospital by May 11, 2007.