The Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds, Inc.


2024 Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship 

$4,000.00 ($1,000 x 4 years) 

Download Scholarship Guidelines here

Download application here


The member, child, grandchild or spouse of a local union member or employees of its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Fund, whose local union and its affiliated Taft-Hartley Trust Funds are dues paying members of the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF), and who is enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited nursing program is eligible to apply. The MCTHTF also sponsors the Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Applicants may only apply for one of the two Coalition-sponsored scholarships. 


The applicant must provide an official copy of their current school transcript along with a 500-word (or more) essay:

  •  Discuss your thoughts about Universal Health Care as it relates to the nursing profession. 

All applications must be received by Friday, March 8, 2024. 

Return applications in one of the following way:

Email to   Email is the preferred method.

Mailing address:    Mass Coalition 

                              c/o Dianne Shanahan, 

                              555 Park Shore Drive #104

                              Naples, FL 34103 

Selection of the Scholarship Recipient 

The Executive Board of the MCTHTF shall designate a scholarship selection committee of three or more people to review and select the scholarship recipient. All applicants are reviewed anonymously. 

The Committee will complete its review and selection on or before March 31, 2024 and will make an announcement of the selected recipient by April 1, 2024.

Scholarship Award Payment 

The $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually to the recipient up until completion of their undergraduate nursing degree but no more than four (4) consecutive years, and no more than $4,000.00. The scholarship recipient must provide the MCTHTF with a copy of the current and next semester tuition bill and official transcript as certification of eligibility. To continue to be eligible for the ongoing scholarship, recipient must be a student in good academic standing and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. If it is established that this award will adversely affect the financial aid of the recipient, the Executive Board may, at its discretion, allow the scholarship proceeds to defray non-tuition, education related expenses.