Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Inc., Trinity Health


Annually, the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation awards a number of scholarships for students pursuing careers in finance or healthcare, in addition to those involved with the Foundation. There are also scholarships specifically open to Saint Mary’s Hospital employees or immediate family members of Saint Mary’s Hospital colleagues.

If you are interested in applying for any of the Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation scholarships, click the apply now button for the application and send all documents to:

Ann Ferraro
Saint Mary's Hospital
56 Franklin Street
Waterbury, CT  06706
or via email,

Please note, the scholarship is for fall semester applicants only, and all funds awarded are directly paid to the school. Scholarships cannot exceed balance due. Any excess will be refunded to the SMH Foundation.

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Application submission deadline: May 6th at 4:00 pm

Scholarships for Finance Majors

George Strobel, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in 2018 after the passing of the Chairman of the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s Board, George Strobel, Jr., this fund was established by an anonymous donor in his memory. Individuals interested in majoring in the field of Finance and have been accepted to a college/university are eligible to apply. Applicants will be reviewed and selected by Mrs. Elaine Strobel, George’s wife.

Saint Mary’s Hospital Volunteer Fund

Harold Raceviicius Scholarship Fund – Created in 2016 in memory of Harold ‘Harry’ Raceviicius, an active volunteer and loved husband, this fund is to be used for active volunteers of Saint Mary’s Hospital (over the most recent two years) who are furthering their education in the medical field.

Colleague Scholarship Program

SMH Colleague Scholarship Fund – This scholarship program is open to all Saint Mary’s Health System Colleagues who are pursuing a degree (bachelor’s masters, or doctorate) in a field that will enable them to expand upon their education and experience for continued opportunities in their career choice. 

Wamogo High School Student Fund

Allan and Mimi Rowe Scholarship Fund – This fund is restricted to graduating seniors from Wamogo High School who are seeking an education in the field of nursing.

Nursing & Allied Health Related Funds

Desmarais Fund – This fund is restricted to nursing scholarships for graduate education purposes.

Auxiliary Nursing Fund – This fund is restricted to students who are interested in pursuing an education in the nursing and/or allied health field.

Margaret Murphy O’Leary Nursing Fund – This fund is restricted to students or professionals interested in pursuing a degree in nursing or continuing their education if the field of nursing.

Ryan Largay Memorial Fund – This fund is restricted to anyone seeking education in the fields of nursing and/or allied health.

School of Nursing Alumni Fund

This fund is made up of various memorial funds that are to be used for Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni or family members that are continuing education leading to a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree in Nursing. The Funds within the School of Nursing Alumni Fund include:

  • Janice Brown Scholarship – Jan was a graduate of Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing class of 1970 and earned both her BSN and MSN at UCONN. Jan was best known for her ability to educate and encourage people to excel in their roles at Saint Mary’s. Her compassion and dedication to the Nursing profession, her community, and her staff was nothing short of amazing. This scholarship is offered to a candidate enrolled in a BSN program, has maintained a 3.2 GPA, and takes an active role in helping the community.
  • Florence Hanley Memorial Scholarship – Florence was a graduate of Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing and this scholarship was set up to support any registered nurse employed by Saint Mary’s Hospital and is continuing his/her education leading to an advanced degree (Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate).
  • Eleanor Guererra Memorial Scholarship – Eleanor was a graduate of Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing. This scholarship has been set up by her sister in her memory and is offered to candidates attending an accredited nursing program in a diploma, associates, bachelor’s degree, or candidates enrolled in an allied health related field such as physical, occupational or respiratory therapy. Other health related fields will be considered as well.