Regis College announced today that it has received a $600,000 grant from the prestigious Helene Fuld Health Trust to fund scholarships for students in the university’s accelerated bachelors of science in nursing (ABSN) program. This award will establish an endowment for Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholars.
The Helene Fuld Health Trust is the largest charitable trust in the U.S. devoted exclusively to supporting the health, welfare, and education of student nurses. The trust awards grants to leading nursing schools that undertake innovative programs designed to develop and expand the professional and leadership skills of nursing students, faculty, and administration.
“I am proud and honored that the Fuld Health Trust has selected the Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing at Regis to join the ranks of the most respected nursing schools in the country that have been acknowledged by this esteemed award,” said Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, president of Regis. “This grant will have a lasting impact on our campus as we work to develop the next generation of nursing leaders and innovators.”
Offered on the university’s main campus in Weston and at Regis North in Lawrence, the full-time, 16-month program is specifically designed for college graduates who wish to pursue a second degree in nursing.
“This scholarship enables the university’s strong ABSN program to attract and retain exceptional students who will then contribute to the strength of the nursing profession overall,” said Diane Welsh, DNP, RN, dean of Regis’ Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing.
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarships will be awarded beginning in the spring 2019 term. Awards will be based on academic performance and overall application materials that demonstrate students’ commitment and ability to contribute to advancing the nursing profession.