NEW BRITAIN, CT (March 1, 2011) – Hospital for Special Care (HSC), one of the nation’s largest long-term acute-care hospitals, is proud to announce its annual nursing scholarship for students who are enrolled in, or accepted into, an accredited-nursing program, pursuing a first-time, Registered Nursing (RN) degree; full and part-time students are eligible.
This year, two scholarships will be awarded, and candidates will be selected from the following categories:
All prospective applicants must reside in the Greater New Britain area from any of the following towns: New Britain, Berlin, Farmington, Plainville, Newington and Southington.
This scholarship program is funded through the Hospital for Special Care Foundation Annual Giving Program, and through the Advancement for Nursing Endowment Fund. The Center of Special Care, Inc. established this scholarship with the assistance of a Nursing Recruitment and Retention Task Force. Through the Hospital for Special Care Foundation, Inc., this scholarship is funded by donor contributions made by Center of Special Care, Inc. employees, and in part, by very generous contributions donated by Mr. Allen Botwinick, in memory of his wife Rona Botwinick; and Michael Timura, in honor and celebration of his wife, Florence Timura.
For further information and an application, qualified candidates may call: the Hospital for Special Care Foundation at (860) 832-6257; or Maria Pietrantuono, Chair, Nursing Scholarship Committee, at (860) 827-4731. You may also visit: www.hfsc.org/careers/nursing-scholarship-program .
As the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children, Hospital for Special Care (HSC), located in New Britain and Hartford, Connecticut, is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disease and disorders, spinal cord injury, as well as inpatient comprehensive heart failure care. Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis. HSC is one of the tenth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States. Please visit www.hfsc.org  for more information.