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Nantucket Cottage Hospital Announces 2023 Beinecke Scholarships

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is pleased to award 38 Beinecke Scholarships totaling  $50,000 to island students and residents pursuing education and training in medical and healthcare fields.  

Open to graduates of Nantucket High School, residents of the island, and employees of Nantucket Cottage  Hospital, this scholarship fund was created by the late Nantucket businessman and civic leader Walter  Beinecke, Jr. in the 1950s. Over the years, Nantucket Cottage Hospital has used the scholarship fund to  assist hundreds of island students and residents further their education. 

The eligibility of applicants and scholarship recipients are considered by an independent ad hoc committee consisting of leaders from Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the community at large. 

Beinecke, the man who founded Sherburne Associates, and is credited with transforming Nantucket into a  modern destination resort, was a life member of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The  Beinecke Scholarship Fund’s origins date back to the early 1950s when his father, Walter Beinecke, Sr.,  made annual gifts through the hospital to Nantucket High School graduates to help them pay for nursing  school. After his father’s death in 1958, Walter Beinecke, Jr. formally established the scholarship fund in  his memory.  

The 2023 Beinecke Scholarship recipients are: 

Christian Ashelford 

Melanie Bamber 

Ciara Barnett 

Tianna Barrett 

K’sha Bloise 

Juilana Bouchard 

Brooke Campbell 

Cole Campbell 

Isabella Cutone 

Kate Daniels 

Emma Davis 

Sabin Dhamala 

Emily Dussault 

Edwin Alexis Mancia Castro 

Leticia Duval Camilo 

Candace Ferguson 

Heather Francis 

Pamela Gardner

Sophie Gerardi 

Madison Iller 

Ioana Kalpazanova 

Diane Sophia King 

Caroline Knutti 

Tatiana Quijada Lemus 

Adriana Lopez 

Robin Manning 

Maria Silva Marchi 

Sara Marshall 

Sue Mynttinen 

Adisson Masiel Pineda Perez 

Andrea Planzer 

Stephanie Ryder 

Kyan Samuels-Roberts 

Teresa Erin Schrader 

Nathalia Elizabeth Tobar Tejada 

Ruth Tonico 

Chevelle Williams 

Adele Yelverton 

About Nantucket Cottage Hospital 

Nantucket Cottage Hospital ( is a not-for-profit hospital located in Nantucket, Massachusetts with a  history of more than 100 years of compassionate care and innovation. A member of the Mass General Brigham system, Nantucket Cottage is the only hospital on the island, which it has served since 1911. The hospital is resolute in its mission of working  together with our community to achieve whole-person wellness through health and related services. Our vision is an island community  that enjoys physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual wellness