Scholarships2022-03-07T14:31:09-05:00

Applications for the 2022 scholarships are available below.

If you have questions, please call the Foundation Office at 732-294-7030 or
email Olive Taylor at otaylor@centrastate.com.

Please check each scholarship carefully as the eligibility and criteria for each scholarship can be different.  For CentraState Employees, these forms are also available on Centranet. ALL applications must be received in the Foundation office by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

                                                                 Completed applications can be returned by:
                                                                Mail to CentraState Healthcare Foundation, 225 Willow Brook Road, Suite 5, Freehold, NJ 07728
                                                           Scanned and emailed to otaylor@centrastate.com
                                                    Faxed to 732-294-7110

Applewood Resident-Sponsored Scholarship’s express purpose is to give all Applewood employees or the children of employees at Applewood, the opportunity to further their career goals through education. Please click here for the 2022 application.

CentraState Associated Auxiliary Scholarship program will offer three (3) scholarships each year to students and adults who live and volunteer in the CentraState service area. Two for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the health care field. One to an adult returning to college to pursue a career in the health care field. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $500. Please click here for the 2022 application.

The CentraState Employee Scholarship was created with proceeds from the annual Employee Campaign.  Its’ purpose is to honor the employees of CentraState Healthcare System and to provide employees assistance with their educational and professional growth in the field of healthcare. It is awarded to deserving CentraState Healthcare System employees who are furthering their education or planning to attend a nationally recognized conference or lecture to further their skills. Funds would be provided to worthy recipients for tuition, purchase of educational materials, or conference registration fees, or in other ways (taking place in 2022) that will enhance the continuing education of the recipient and benefit CentraState Healthcare System.  Five (5) scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded.  The scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution or CentraState department that incurs the expense on behalf of the employee.  Please click here for the 2022 application. 

NEW FOR 2022 – Maureen Driscoll Sullivan, RN Scholarship was created by Maureen Lawrence in honor of her mother, a nurse and community advocate. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow educational and professional development (with a focus on the specialty of Maternal Child Health or Pediatrics) for employees in the nursing field.  However not limited to those specialties, in some cases. One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded.  Please click here for the 2022 application.

Kovats Gerontology and Healthcare Management Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Ernest Kovats by friends, family and associates of CentraState Healthcare System. The purpose of the Fund is to perpetuate Mr. Kovats’ commitment to CentraState Healthcare System and the continuing need to provide educational and professional growth opportunities to the members of its staff wishing to further their professional education and skills in the areas of gerontology and healthcare management. This scholarship is in the amount of $250.  Please click here for the 2022 application.

The David Labbate Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of David Labbate by his family. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor David and for his family to show their thanks to everyone in the Oncology Unit who supported him. This scholarship provides educational and professional growth opportunities to the members of staff who support Oncology Services at CentraState. Two scholarships of $500 or one scholarship of $1000 will be awarded at the discretion of the committee.  Please click here for the 2022 application.

The Selma Lopatin Nursing Scholarship was created in memory of Mrs. Selma Lopatin, wife of William Lopatin, a long-time member of the Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. It was Mr. Lopatin’s wish to establish this Fund to help continue the quality of care received by Mrs. Lopatin while a patient at CentraState. This annual scholarship is awarded to a deserving active full or part time RN or LPN member of the Nursing Staff at either CentraState Medical Center, Applewood, The Manor, Monmouth Crossing or the Family Medicine Center. Applicants must also have at least one year of service and be furthering his or her education in the field of nursing or planning to attend a nationally recognized conference or lecture in the field of their training. Two scholarships of $500 or one scholarship of $1000 will be awarded at the discretion of the committee.  Please click here for the 2022 application.

The McGirr Family Scholarship was created in 2021 in memory of Raymond and Lois McGirr by Robert and Lorraine McGirr and the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home. The McGirr family are long-time supporters of CentraState and created this scholarship to provide assistance to CentraState Healthcare System employees who are pursuing a training or certification program (a non-degreed program) in an Allied Health field and demonstrate a need. Scholarships totaling $2500 will be awarded at the discretion of the committee. Please click here for the 2022 application.

Anna C. Stewart Smythe Memorial Nursing Scholarship was created in memory of Mrs. Anna C. Stewart Smythe, an Applewood Resident and Registered Nurse in the community. Her daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Duckett wished to establish this Fund to help continue the quality of care received by Mrs. Smythe at Applewood Estates, especially in the Healthcare Unit, as well as pay tribute to her mother’s life work as a Registered Nurse. This annual scholarship is awarded to a deserving member of the Applewood Estates or CentraState Medical Center staff who is furthering his or her education in the field of nursing or allied health such as CMA, CNA, LPN, RN, NP, PT, OT or PTA. Two scholarships of $2500 or one scholarship of $5000 will be awarded at the discretion of the committee. Please click here for the 2022 application

The Alan Storm Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Scholarship was created in memory of Alan Storm by Marilyn Tarr, his relatives and many friends.  Its purpose is to honor the memory of Alan and to show thanks to everyone in the CentraState Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Services for all they had done for Alan. This annual scholarship is awarded to deserving members of the CentraState staff that supports CentraState Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Services who is furthering his or her education in Rehabilitation & or Physical Therapy. The Fund awards 10 (ten) $1000 scholarships to be used for educational or professional growth in 2022. The scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution or the CentraState department that incurs the expense on behalf of the staff member.  Please click here for the 2022 application.

Matthew Trancho Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of employee, Matthew Trancho, by friends, family and associates of CentraState Healthcare System. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance education for the staff of CentraState Healthcare System. This is achieved by providing funds to worthy recipients for tuition, purchase of educational materials, conference registration fees, or other ways that will enhance the continuing education of the recipient and benefit CentraState Healthcare System. Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded. Please click here for the 2022 application.

Sons and Daughters Scholarship:  PLEASE NOTE – This scholarship is administered by Human Resources and NOT by the CentraState Healthcare Foundation. Please contact Jacinda Stevens at jstevens@centrastate.com or call 732-294-2910