Dr. William Kennett Memorial Nursing Scholarship Program

Following the passing of Dr. William Kennett, a long-time Sequoia Hospital physician and founding member of the Sequoia Hospital Foundation, his widow, Gloria Kennett envisioned a scholarship program in his memory to help train highly-skilled, compassionate care professionals as well as address the global nursing shortage. Today, the Dr. William Kennett Memorial Nursing Scholarship Program provides financial support for student nurses in the Sequoia Hospital/San Francisco State University Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) program. 

Since 2005, the Kennett Scholarship Program has awarded 106 scholarships to deserving students for a total of $1,152,000.  Many of the program’s students are pursuing training in nursing as a second career and these scholarship awards make possible a life-long desire to work as a health care professional, caring for others in their community.  We are honored that many of the scholarship recipients go on to work at Sequoia Hospital, within the Dignity Health system or at other local facilities.

Scholarship awards are funded through an annual donor solicitation campaign conducted by the Sequoia Hospital Foundation.

2021 Scholarship Applications

Applications for those entering the SFSU/College of San Mateo Accelerated BSN Program in June of 2021 are now available.  The application period is from August 9 - September 17, 2021.  All application materials must be submitted via our online application portal at: app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/DrWilliamKennettMemorialNursing

Questions about the application process? Please contact Alex Wright at alex.wright@dignityhealth.org.