Health First Foundation Provides 41 Nurses With Scholarships

foundation-logoThe Health First Foundation recently awarded 41 Health First nurses with scholarships to help them continue their educational endeavors.  At a luncheon held at Suntree Country Club on Friday, June 17, scholarship certificates were presented and many of the recipients met members of the Health First Foundation Board who made their hopes of furthering their education possible.

The Health First Foundation’s Scholarship Selection Committee received 93 applications and awarded 41 scholarships, helping 27 Health First nurses to return to school for their Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 14 who will be working towards their Master of Science in Nursing.

“The nurse scholarship initiative is a perfect example of how gifts to the Foundation can make a positive impact on local healthcare,” said Jeanene Donilon, Director of the Health First Foundation.  “We believe our investment in nurses will prove beneficial for our patients, Health First and the Brevard community.”

The needs in healthcare continue to grow at a fast pace and Health First is looking to expand its team of exceptional nurses. Health First is able to offer new nurses incentives such as furthering educational opportunities, possible signing bonuses and a competitive benefits package. Health First

Pictured L-R  (Director of Health First Foundation, Jeanene Donilon, Foundation Board Chairman, Bill Troner, Health First Chief Nursing Officer, Connie Bradley and Health First Chief Human Resources Officer, Paula Just present check for Health First Nurses in the amount $102,500.)

For those interested in giving to the nursing scholarship program, call Jeanene Donilon at the Health First Foundation at 321.434.7386. For those interested in a career in Health First nursing, please visit