Since 2016, Goddard House has funded scholarships for UMass Boston nursing students. Candidates for the Goddard House Doane Scholarships must have worked in the City of Boston for at least ten years as a C.N.A., L.P.N. or R.N. Students are recruited and screened for the scholarships by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Funding for the scholarships, and the specific eligibility requirements, were established by an 1851 bequest to Goddard House.
Each year, Goddard House hosts a reception to honor the scholarship recipients. Students share their stories, courses of study, and what it means to receive a Goddard House Doane Scholarship. Meeting the scholars and learning about their scholastic journeys – juggling family, full time jobs and academic studies – is truly inspiring. Their current careers are impressive; their hopes for professional growth and future impact are remarkable. Congratulations to all!