The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund was established on January 15, 2011 and is part of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation family of funds. The fund was established to honor the memory of long-time Point Pleasant resident Barbara Forfar or “Foof” as she was called by her fellow nurses and other colleagues in the operating room, and her forty-four years of dedication to the nursing profession with all but three years of her service being associated with the Ocean Medical Center or its predecessor hospitals in Ocean County. The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund awards one (or more) nursing scholarship during September of each year to eligible nurses or nursing students of the Ocean Medical Center. To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be an employee or nursing student at Ocean Medical Center and must be enrolled in a RN program, an upper division program (RN to BSN) or advanced degree program (MSN, PhD) in nursing. All Ocean Medical Center nurses and nursing students from all Ocean Medical Center practice areas are invited to apply. The scholarship must be used to supplement tuition, fees, lab costs, books or educational supply expenses.
This scholarship is open to applicants of all genders and ethnic backgrounds.