Details & Eligibility

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship | Scholarship Details & Eligibility Requirements


Barbara Forfar or “Foof” as she was called by her fellow nurses and other colleagues in the operating room at the Ocean Medical Center, not only adhered to these ethics and responsibilities throughout her forty-four years of nursing service, but was dedicated and passionate about all of them, every single minute of every single day while she was on duty. “Foof” passed away on January 15, 2011. She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and by everyone in the medical profession who has ever worked alongside her.

To honor her memory and dedication to the nursing profession, her family, in connection with the Ocean Medical Center Foundation, has established the Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund.


To qualify for the  Barbara Forfar Nursing 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 OMC practice areas are invited to apply but special consideration will be given to those applicants having an interest in operating room practices, procedures, techniques and technology and those nurses who are on the CARE program.

This scholarship must be used to supplement tuition, fees, lab costs, books or educational supply expenses.

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund was established on January 15, 2011. The Fund is a member of the Ocean Medical Center Foundation family of funds. The fund awards one (or more) nursing scholarship during September of each year to eligible applicants as selected by the fund’s Scholarship Advisory Committee. The Ocean Medical Center Foundation is the tax-exempt charity providing philanthropic support for Ocean Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health. The Ocean Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which means your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.

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