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The Elissa Messori Jacobsen Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Divo Messori to celebrate the life of their daughter Lisa. A nurse, Lisa died in 2001 after a battle with breast cancer. This donor-directed fund benefits Chestnut Hill Health System (CHHS) nurses with their continuing nursing education-The Elissa Messori Jacobsen Nursing Scholarship Fund. Full-time, part-time, pool nurses and nursing staff, with a minimum of six months of nursing experience at CHHS are eligible to apply for a scholarship grant. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program before applying.


• Applicants must be engaged in nursing at CHHS for a minimum of six months.*
• Full-time, part-time, pool nurses and nursing staff are eligible.
• Applicants must be enrolled in nursing studies, including but not limited to diploma, associate, undergraduate or graduate programs.
• The Fund does not provide for pre-requisite nursing program courses.
• Previous award recipients are eligible to apply.
• There is one application cycle annually - the application deadline for 2018 is Friday, September 14.
Note: Each applicant will be interviewed. Interviews will be scheduled between Mon. Sept. 24 and Fri. Oct. 19.

Please email all applications to Sharon Anderson at

Green Tree Community Health Foundation will award scholarships during an awards ceremony in December.

As advanced nursing education and experience benefits CHHS and the patients served by the health system, the Foundation would appreciate your partnership in spreading the word about this scholarship opportunity.


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Green Tree Community Health Foundation
6 East Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone - 215-438-8102 | Fax - 215-438-8109