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March 1, 2024 NEW BRITAIN, CT – Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) will provide scholarships totaling more than $34,500 in three healthcare disciplines: medicine, nursing, and physical therapy. Applications and specific eligibility criteria are available online and at several area universities and high schools:

The Florence Timura Medical Student Scholarship – for third-year medical students from Connecticut or attending medical school in Connecticut.

The Florence Timura Physical Therapy Scholarship – for students from Connecticut attending an accredited program in Connecticut.

Nursing scholarships – available to students from the following Connecticut towns, Berlin, Farmington, New Britain,  Newington, Plainville, or Southington, (one application):

  • The Rona Botwinick Nursing Scholarship
  • The Florence Timura Nursing Scholarship
  • The Dr. Michael Timura, III Nursing Scholarship
  • The Paul Sutula Nursing Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth Timura Gold Star Mother Nursing Scholarship
  • The John Timura Nursing Scholarship

Completed applications must be submitted by mail and postmarked by April 15, 2024. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. The amount of each scholarship is specified on the application.

HFSC scholarships are supported by charitable funds established by generous donors at the Hospital for Special Care Foundation. The late Michael Timura established multiple scholarships at Hospital for Special Care to advance local students’ pursuit of careers in health care. He also established a professional development fund for Certified Nursing Assistants at HFSC to support training programs for these helping professionals at the hospital. Each fund honors a cherished member of his family, including his beloved wife Florence. Allen Botwinick’s contributions honored his wife Rona through the Rona Botwinick Nursing Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients will be notified in June. For further information, qualified candidates may contact Gianna Gordon at 860-801-0326 or

About Hospital for Special Care
Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving adults and children. HFSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders including ALS research, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HFSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England and the Tri-State area on a not-for-profit basis. For the latest news and information, please visit, and follow us on Facebook @HospitalforSpecialCare and Twitter @HospSpecialCare.

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Hollie Randall
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