May 27, 2022

Now available: Applications for scholarship programs for health care students

Fall River, MA – Saint Anne’s Hospital has announced the availability of multiple scholarships for students pursuing higher education in health and medicine in the 2022-2023 academic year.

The hospital's Medical Staff is offering six $3,000 awards for students in the community and members of the Greater Saint Anne's Hospital Family who are entering or pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health, or other health care profession.

Awards include three that honor esteemed physicians: the Frederick W. Schnure, MD, Scholarship Award; the Matthew S. Messina, MD, Memorial Scholarship Award; and the Rachael L. Smith, MD, Memorial Scholarship Award.

Students who are members of the greater Saint Anne’s Hospital family may apply for Saint Anne’s Hospital Family scholarships. These awards are open to hospital employees, family members of employees, or members of medical staff families who are entering or pursuing a degree in nursing, allied health, or other health care profession. 

For more information about these awards, please contact the Saint Anne’s Hospital Medical Staff Office, 508-674-5600, extension 2002.

In addition, the Saint Anne’s Hospital Massachusetts Rhode Island Independent Physician Association is offering the 2022 Malcolm W. MacDonald, M.D., Memorial Scholarship Award. This $1,000 scholarship, which honors the late longtime Saint Anne’s Hospital physician and chief medical officer, is open to pre-med students, medical students, nursing students, or individuals entering or pursuing a degree in allied health or other health care profession at an accredited college, university, technical school, etc.

Candidates for this award must: 1) be able to provide documentation of special projects, such as providing care to underserved areas in need of medical/educational services; and 2) be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled student from the Greater Fall River area, as well as Newport and Bristol counties, RI. Applicants for this scholarship may also apply for one of the Medical Staff scholarship awards. For more information about this award, call 508-674-5600, ext. 2799.

The application deadline for all scholarships is Thursday, June 30, 2022. Applications for all scholarships can be downloaded on the hospital’s website at

About Saint Anne’s Hospital

Founded by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation in 1906, Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a full-service, acute care Catholic hospital with 211 beds and satellite locations in Dartmouth, Attleboro, Swansea, and New Bedford, Massachusetts. A member of Steward Health Care, Saint Anne’s provides nationally recognized patient- and family-centered inpatient care and outpatient clinical services to patients from surrounding Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities.

Saint Anne’s key services include the Center for Orthopedic Excellence; bariatric surgery; multiple robotic-assisted surgical capabilities, including orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and general surgery; Saint Anne’s Hospital Regional Cancer Center; two ambulatory surgery centers; the Center for Pain Management; and inpatient geriatric psychiatry services. In addition to earning “Straight A’s” for patient safety since 2012 from the Leapfrog Group, Saint Anne’s has earned national recognitions for cancer care, spine surgery, bariatric surgery, stroke care, and patient experience.