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


2022 Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship

$4,000.00 ($1,000 x 4 years)

Scholarship Guidelines


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:  What is your view of the Saint Vincent Hospital nurses’ strike? Under what circumstances would you support a nurses’ strike?

All applications must be received by Monday, March 7, 2022. Email is the preferred method.  Email to  If sent via regular mail, must be postmarked by March 7, 2022.

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, 2022 and make announcement of the selected recipient by April 1, 2022.

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.