Investing in Boston Nurses
Mid-career nursing students at UMass Boston can receive up to $10,000 in each of the next two years under the terms of a new scholarship program funded by Goddard House, the oldest nonprofit elder care organization in Massachusetts.
The Brookline-based nonprofit has pledged $170,000 over two years to fund the Goddard House Doane Scholarships. Financial support will be available for UMass Boston nursing students pursuing any degree or certification program who have previously worked for at least 10 years as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or certified nursing assistant in the city of Boston. In keeping with the mission of Goddard House, preference may be given to students who have worked in, or expressed interest in, an elder care career.
“Other schools said, ‘Most of our students haven’t practiced in the city for 10 years’,” said Elizabeth Molodovsky, president of the Goddard House Board of Trustees. "It was only UMass that said: 'We have a lot of those candidates.'’'