Atlantic General Hospital/Health System Now Accepting Applications for the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Nursing Scholarship Program
Atlantic General Hospital announced this week that applications for the
James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Nursing Scholarship Program are available
beginning April 4. The scholarship program provides selected nursing students
with full payment of tuition and books, health care benefits and flexible
Upon completion of their degree program and after passing the appropriate
state licensure exams, scholarship recipients are required to work full-time
at Atlantic General Hospital/Health System for one year for each school
year in the scholarship program.
The scholarship program is named in honor of James G. and Nancy W. Barrett
in recognition of the significant contributions the Barrett family has
made to the hospital. James G. Barrett passed away in 2004 while serving
as Chairman of the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors.
The scholarship program was created in 2000 to address workforce shortages
within the healthcare industry. In 2007, the Nursing Scholarship Program
graduated two students and is anticipating the May 2008 graduation of
an additional four nurses.
While participating in the program, scholarship students are required
to work twelve hours per week at Atlantic General Hospital/Health System
and maintain full-time status in their academic program.
Nursing Scholarships are available to students enrolled in local community
colleges, including Wor-Wic Community College and Delaware Technical Community
College, and to Salisbury University juniors and seniors pursuing a bachelor’s
degree in nursing. Students enrolled in Salisbury University’s “Fast
Track” Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are also eligible
for the scholarship.
The program is supported by many local individuals, businesses, and organizations,
including Nancy W. Barrett, the Ocean City Lions Club, the Worcester County
Department of Economic Development Career Internship Program, the Retired
Nurses of Ocean Pines, , and Dr. Roy Cragway, who initiates and organizes
the Annual Pool Tournament Shootout. The Atlantic General Hospital Junior
Auxiliary Group is planning a Fashion Show to be held on June 25th with
proceeds to be donated to the James and Nancy Barrett Nursing Scholarship program.
"The Ocean City Lions Club recognizes the importance of supporting
nursing students to help them obtain the best education possible,”
said Sean Williams, chairman of the Ocean City Lions Club Scholarship
Committee. “With the James and Nancy Barrett Nursing Scholarship
program, it is an added benefit that we get to keep these nurses in our
area to benefit the local community."
For more information or to request an application, please e-mail Alice
Kalinowski at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “Scholarship
Application” in the subject line. Please include your name, mailing
address, telephone. Applications can also be requested by calling (410)
641-9935. Completed applications must be returned to Atlantic General
Hospital by May 1, 2008.