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Jefferson’s Ferry Offer Nursing Scholarships and CNA Training Reimbursement

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Setauket, NY…April 8, 2021… 

Jefferson’s Ferry, a not-for-profit Life Plan Community, is offering two distinct scholarship programs to Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) nursing programs. One $2,000 scholarship will be offered to a high school senior; another $2,000 scholarship is available to eligible Jefferson’s Ferry employees and their dependent children. Applications are available now. The scholarships will be awarded later this summer.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a new, full time student who is enrolled or intends to enroll in a nursing program. A high school GPA of 75 or 2.0 is required, along with a letter of recommendation and an essay describing the applicant’s interest in nursing.  Applicants must be a resident of Coram, Centereach, Setauket (including East and South Setauket), Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station or Selden. For more information on SCCC scholarship programs, visit www.sunysuffolk.edu/Scholarships

Jefferson’s Ferry full and regular part time employees and their dependent children may also apply for a SCCC scholarship. The employee must be in good standing and have 12 months’ tenure at Jefferson’s Ferry to be eligible. A GPA of 75 or 2.0, a letter of recommendation, and an essay describing the applicant’s interest in nursing are required.

Jefferson’s Ferry also offers full reimbursement to any employee who completes Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training at NorthShore Career Training Institute in Ronkonkoma and works as full time or part time CNA.

“The highest quality of care for our residents is always the topmost goal at Jefferson’s Ferry,” said Bob Caulfield, president and CEO of Jefferson’s Ferry. “One way we fulfill this commitment to excellence is through our support of those interested in starting or advancing their training in the health care profession. Helping qualified students of all ages and experience further their education is just one way we look to pay it forward. These programs elevate the skills of our employees, help us retain and recruit highly trained health care workers, and overall support Jefferson’s Ferry and the larger community.”

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