Scholarship Opportunities Available

The Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care

Recognizing that providing compassionate care is a key hospital goal and a distinct privilege, Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) has established an annual prize honoring a staff member for extraordinarily compassionate care. The Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care will pay lasting tribute to a physician, nurse or any other hospital staff member who throughout his or her professional career demonstrates an outstanding level of compassion and care in their role at NCH.

The Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care, a $2,000 cash award, will be given each year at the NCH Annual Meeting in August, and the winner will be announced to the hospital and the island community at-large.

Nominations for The Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care can be initiated by any patient or staff member who witnessed an act of compassion by an NCH employee and are due by July 15, 2021. Learn more and nominate a caregiver by clicking here.

Beinecke Scholarship Fund

Click here to download the Beinecke Scholarship Application

The Beinecke Scholarship Fund at Nantucket Cottage Hospital helps students to finance their studies in medical and healthcare related educational and training programs. The fund benefits Nantucket High School graduates, residents of Nantucket, and employees of Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

This special fund was created by the late Nantucket businessman and civic leader Walter Beinecke, Jr. in the 1950s. Beinecke, the man who founded Sherburne Associates and is credited with transforming Nantucket into a modern destination resort, was a life member of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The Beinecke Scholarship Fund’s origins date back to the early 1950s when his father, Walter Beinecke, Sr., made annual gifts through the hospital to Nantucket High School graduates to help them pay for nursing school. After his father’s death in 1958, Walter Beinecke, Jr. formally established the scholarship fund in his memory.

While nursing remains the fund’s first priority, applicants are welcome to apply for other healthcare educational and training programs, including but not limited to, physician and physician’s assistant studies, physical therapy studies, imaging and laboratory studies, and pharmaceutical studies. No consideration is given to applicants whose desired course of study is outside of the realm of healthcare or medicine.

Due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 | For more information, please call the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Foundation (508) 825-8250 or email