The Gertrude G. Campanella Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by an anonymous donation to Saint Elizabeth Manor, formerly a member of Saint Elizabeth Community. The gift was made in honor of long-time resident, Gertrude G. Campanella. Gertrude passed away in 2014, shortly after the first scholarships were awarded. The scholarship honors Gertrude’s life-long philosophy of encouraging those around her to seek opportunities for professional advancement. Awards from this fund provide tuition assistance to Saint Elizabeth Community employees who seek to advance a career in patient care services.

Eligibility

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by a committee to ensure eligibility. Candidates will be evaluated on the information provided as part of the application process as well as work history, performance, letters of commendation in the personnel file, and length of tenure.

Award Process

The Gertrude G. Campanella Scholarship award winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The award may be used for any tuition and fees associated with the intended course. Should the cost of the course not expend the full award amount, the balance of the scholarship amount may be used towards required texts or towards an additional class.

Funds will be available for one year following the award date in order to allow flexibility. The recipient will be required to provide proof of registration and documented expenses in order to be reimbursed. Those affected by financial hardship may request direct payment to the program of their choice to avoid out-of-pocket expenses.