Nursing Student Scholarships Support Healthier Communities


The Independent College Fund of New Jersey (ICFNJ) has posted a new scholarship funded by Partners for Health.  Junior and senior nursing students attending Bloomfield College and Caldwell University can apply for this competitive scholarship through ICFNJ at Five successful candidates will receive a $5,000 award toward the cost of attendance in 2016-17.


Eligible students must demonstrate a commitment to nursing by having reached their junior or senior year in a nursing degree program at Bloomfield College or Caldwell University – private colleges within the Foundation’s service area – with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4. Candidates will also submit a personal statement outlining their career goals and how they plan to support healthy communities and promote healthier lifestyles as part of their application.  Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2016.


Working with the Partners for Health Foundation has created new opportunities for students to reach their potential. The recipients will be able to focus more time on academics, clinicals and community programs that build their academic knowledge as well as their technical, communication and leadership skills. This scholarship is exciting news for our students, our member colleges and ultimately for the community,” noted John B. Wilson, President, ICFNJ.


“Partners for Health is proud to support nursing students with these new scholarships. Nurses who work in schools, health departments and in many other settings are vital partners in our efforts to make our 15 communities healthier, better places to live,” said Pam Scott, Executive Director of the Foundation.



ICFNJ was founded in 1953 as a cooperative involving business and academic leaders to broaden support for private higher education in New Jersey. Today, ICFNJ continues the tradition of empowering students to realize their goals by strengthening New Jersey’s independent colleges and universities with support for strategic investments in innovative programs, student scholarships and educational advancement. Through these efforts, ICFNJ has raised and contributed close to $72 million providing opportunities for its member institutions to continuously enhance program quality, to increase accessibility and affordability; and thus fulfill their respective missions. Learn more at