Joanne and William Conway Nursing Scholarship

A $2 million grant from the Bedford Falls Foundation will educate the next generation of nurses.

The Joanne and William Conway Nursing Scholarship will assist academically qualified students with unmet financial need enrolling in Rivier’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Conway Scholars will receive $20,000 over four years of study, significantly lowering or eliminating out-of-pocket costs to earn their bachelor’s degrees.

A portion of the grant will be also designated for returning Bachelor of Science in Nursing students with unmet financial need.

The Bedford Falls Foundation, established by philanthropist and Nashua native Mr. William Conway, Jr. and his late wife, Mrs. Joanne Barkett Conway, supports a wide range of charitable and educational causes in the eastern United States.

The Joanne and William Conway Nursing Scholarship will be offered to first-time and returning students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA at the time of application.
  • Students must demonstrate a record of academic success.
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated leadership, community engagement, and/or service.
  • First-time students must be granted direct admission to the Nursing program.

Conway Scholars
Scholarship recipients will be designated as Conway Scholars and will have a unique role of leadership within the Division of Nursing and Health Professions through their academic diligence, service orientation, and the spirit of teamwork critical to the nursing profession.

Prospective students must apply and be accepted by Rivier University to be considered for the scholarship. View the Admissions process or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (603) 897-8507.