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 31, 2020. Learn more and nominate a caregiver by clicking here.

Beinecke Scholarship Fund

Click here to download the 2020-2021 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, May 1, 2020 | For more information, please call Jill Drury at (508) 825-8214 or email

Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize Congratulations Dani Brunelle

Dani Brunelle was named the first recipient of The Seinfeld/Hartmann Prize for Compassionate Medical Care in August 2017. She was nominated by her peers based on the award criteria including: respect; integrity; empathy; communication; altruism; service; excellence; and professionalism.



Beinecke Scholarship 47 Islanders Receive Scholarships

NCH's annual Beinecke Scholarships were awarded to help 47 island residents advance their education and training in the medical fields. Open to graduates of Nantucket High School 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.



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We’re seizing a once in a generation opportunity to build the right hospital for Nantucket. Our new hospital will be modern, efficient, and flexible enough to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of health care delivery and meet the challenges that come with being the ultimate safety net for a community 30 miles at sea. Stay up-to-date with the latest construction news and photography.