Rennaissance Corporation of Albany
University Heights College Suites




About the Renaissance Scholars Nursing/Healthcare Program

The Renaissance Scholars Nursing/Health Care Program provides financial assistance and personalized support for selected low-income residents of the Capital District pursuing college level education and training to become a nurse or other health care professional.

Renaissance Scholars began in 2004 as a win-win idea. The health care field was facing a shortage of nurses and other skilled professionals. At the same time, there were people on public assistance with great potential to serve in these jobs who needed a way to afford and obtain the required educational credentials. Renaissance Corporation teamed up with Maria College and Albany County Department of Social Services to design a unique scholarship program to connect these needs.

Renaissance means a new beginning. Education that leads to a worthy career helping others get well and stay healthy – as well as self-sufficiency for oneself and one’s family – is the best new beginning anyone can have. Our program is pleased to offer a package of supports for promising and determined students embarking on their personal journey toward these goals.

You may also find it helpful to consult with personnel in the Admissions Office at Maria College to learn more about how this program may mesh with your needs and interests. Phone: 518-438-3111