Diversity Nursing Scholars Program


Diversity Nursing Scholars
Marie Roberts Kacmarsky

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720



What is the Diversity Nursing Scholars (DNS) Program?

Funded by a federal Nursing Workforce Diversity grant, the Diversity Nursing Scholars Program, a collaboration between Bristol Community College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, focuses on increasing the pipeline of nurses entering the healthcare workforce and ensuring these nurses more closely reflect the diversity of the populations they serve. 

This project in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D19HP30860.

Scholarship Opportunities

In order to be eligible for a scholarship/stipend award, students must be currently enrolled in NUR 100 or NUR 102 in Bristol Community College's Nursing Program with one or more of the following attributes:

  • From underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups
  • First in their family to attend college
  • From low socio-economic background (Federal guidelines apply)
  • A New Bedford High School graduate

Helpful Resources

  • Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) - Learn more about the Massachusetts authority on college financing. 

  • Foundation Scholarships - Learn about scholarship opportunities available to Bristol students from The Foundation.

  • CollegeScholarships.com - Learn about college scholarship opportunities available to students in Massachusetts.
  • Bristol Learning Commons - Learn more about Bristol’s central hub for tutoring which includes the Writing Center and the Tutoring and Academic Support Center at each campus location.
  • UMass Dartmouth - Diversity Nursing Scholars Program - Learn more about UMass Dartmouth’s Diversity Nursing Scholars Program and its mission to address the need to recruit a more diverse population to the nursing field.