Backus Hospital Commemorative Auxiliary Scholarship 2023

The Backus Hospital Commemorative Auxiliary Scholarship was established as a one-time award to support Backus colleagues and dependents of Backus colleagues including current or past participants of the Backus Junior Volunteer Bridge Program who are furthering or pursuing a career in health management or other healthcare related roles. 


Applicants must be a dependent of a Backus colleague, current or past participant of the Backus Junior Volunteer Bridge program or a Backus colleague including volunteers. Recipients of HHC Tuition Reimbursement are ineligible for this scholarship.


  1. Demonstrate need and merit through application and personal statement (300 words max)
  2. Be a high school graduate or a high school graduate by June of this current academic year
  3. Enroll in an accredited post-secondary school
  4. Plan to pursue study in a health-related field
  5. Submit application and personal statement by 4:30pm, May 19, 2023 (online application is available below; paper forms are available at the Backus Hospital Gift Shop).
  6. Provide proof of your academic standing and GPA; transcripts are suggested.


The Backus Hospital Commemorative Auxiliary Scholarship committee selects up to five scholarship recipients based on a variety of criteria including academic persistence, community involvement and services, career interest and financial need.  All applicants will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by early-June. 


Scholarship checks ($2,000) can be made payable to individuals or to the bursar’s office at identified school**.

If using a paper application, completed applications should be in a single envelope and can be hand delivered to the Backus Hospital Gift Shop or by mail:

Backus Hospital Commemorative Scholarship
Backus Administration
326 Washington Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Or by email a digital version to:

* Backus colleagues include those who are employed by Backus Hospital or primarily work/volunteer in the Backus region.  To be eligible Backus colleagues must be in good standing, employed for more than 6 months and budgeted to work at least 36 hours per week. Part-time or per diem colleagues are not eligible for this scholarship.

** Payments for Backus colleagues will be made payable to the bursar’s office only, not to individuals.

Complete an online application

Download application form (MS Word) Download application form (PDF)


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Backus Hospital Commemorative Auxiliary Scholarship APPLICATION