Fall Applications Now Being Accepted for Benjamin Ladner Nursing Excellence Tuition Assistance Program


The DCH Foundation Announces the Benjamin Ladner Nursing Excellence Tuition Assistance Program. This program provides tuition assistance to current DCH Health System RNs who wish to pursue a BSN. Named in memory of Benjamin Louis Ladner, the program aims to help current DCH Health System nursing staff advance their education.

Below are the following requirements:

  • Open to all eligible DCH Health System RNs currently with an ADN

  • Applications are accepted at the beginning of each academic semester

  • Applicants must apply according to the criteria listed in the application

  • Award recipients are subject to the guidelines outlined in the application

  • Awards are non-transferrable

The application deadline is June 1, 2019. Click here to apply for the Benjamin Ladner Nursing Excellence Tuition Assistance Program.

While in nursing school, Ladner worked tirelessly at DCH Regional Medical Center from November 2000 until September 2005. Unfortunately, Ladner was taken far too soon due to a tragic car accident in 2005. After his death, his family created the Benjamin Louis Ladner Capstone College of Nursing Memorial Scholarship. This annual scholarship has helped many nurses complete their bachelor’s degree in nursing. In 2018, Ladner ’s family made the decision to partner with the DCH Foundation and the DCH Health System to expand the annual scholarship into a year-round nursing tuition assistance program that will help scores of nurses earn their bachelor’s degree.

Ladner would be humbled that this program was developed and named for him. He would also be proud that so many nurses will be able to achieve his shared dream - a bachelor’s degree in nursing - and to be able to provide high-quality, compassionate care to those we serve at DCH.

Elizabeth LaPish