The “Frank Chant Memorial Award” was created in 2008, sponsored by the Hartford HealthCare Federal Credit Union (HHFCU) to honor individuals pursuing education in nursing:
Frank Chant, Jr. was a founding member of the HHFCU in 1955. Mr. Chant saw HHFCU grow from its meager beginnings as a tiny office within Hartford Hospital with just a handful of members, to their current extensive menu of financial offerings for some 13,000 members. For 52 years, he unselfishly volunteered his time and services. Mr. Chant was a member of their Board of Directors from its inception until his retirement from the Board in 2000. He continued to serve on the Credit Committee until April 2008, making twice-a-week visits to the Main Office in Hartford. He was a shining example of the credit union motto: "People helping people”.
Residents of Connecticut, entering or studying in a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) accredited School of Nursing (Associate, Baccalaureate or Master Degree) or a program leading to a Doctorate in Nursing,who wish financial assistance for their education and demonstrate scholastic ability and professional promise are eligible to apply.
Excluded are relatives of and Trustees of the Connecticut Nurses' Foundation, Inc.
1) Completion of the application form
2) Submission of an official academic transcript from current institution and
3) Completion of reference form by professor or teacher.
All data must be submitted to the Connecticut Nurses' Foundation Scholarship Committee prior to June 15 the year of application.
(Please note – it takes time for the transcripts and letters of reference to be completed and sent to us. Apply for them early.)
Amount of Scholarship:
The amount of the scholarship will be based on the qualifications of the applicant and the funds available.
Announcement of Award:
Applicants will be notified by August 30 of the committee's decision on Scholarship Awards.