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The Advocates Nellie Hurley Scholarship

Named after a former nurse at Community General Hospital who set up scholarships in the 1960’s.

The Advocates are offering Undergraduate Scholarships for 
Tuition & Related Expenses for Upstate Medical University (all campuses) Active Employees & Active Volunteers 2017-2018.

The Advocates for UMU undergraduate scholarships for tuition and related expenses assistance, will be awarded to active employees and active adult volunteers, who are pursuing undergraduate studies in an accredited institution in any health-related field. For 2017-18, scholarships will be awarded for the FALL SEMESTER ONLY.

  • Applicants must have been employed by or volunteered at UMU – Downtown or Community Campuses - for a minimum of six months during 2016-17.
  • Applicants must have been accepted at an accredited institution in undergraduate studies in a health-related field. If you have a BS already in a health-related field, you do not qualify.
  • You must have completed 2 semesters of college and have a GPA of 3.4 or better.
  • Application must be filled out completely and be legible.

The application form is available on The Advocates website ( and by e-mailing The Advocates Manager for Business & Administration, Susan York, at

To be considered for the scholarship, the application must be received in The Advocates office, room 1401E, 750 E. Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210 by NOON, Thursday, June 29.

The Scholarship Committee will review applications and make decisions by August 1.  

A check will be sent to the Bursar’s Office of the institution to which the applicant has been accepted at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Checks will not be sent to the recipient.

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