Atlantic General Hospital announced this week that applications for the James G. and Nancy W. Barrett Scholarship Program will be available April 10. The scholarship program provides selected nursing and radiology students with full payment of tuition and books, health care benefits and flexible work schedules.
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 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 died 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 2006, the Nursing Scholarship Program graduated seven students and is anticipating the May 2007 graduation of an additional two nurses. The Radiology program graduated one student in 2006 and is anticipating one radiologic technologist to graduate in May.
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 and Radiology Scholarships are available to students enrolled in local community colleges, including Wor-Wic Community College and Delaware and Technical Community College. Additionally, Nursing Scholarships are also available to Salisbury University juniors and seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing and students enrolled in their “Fast Track” Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
To be eligible for the Radiology Scholarships students must have been accepted into a Radiology Program in either Wor-Wic Community College or Delaware Technical Community College.
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, and 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’ services.”
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 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.
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