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Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley’s Annual Murtha Scholarship Program

In honor of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murtha of Essex, the Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley will be awarding scholarships to residents of Essex, Chester, Deep River and Old Saybrook who are planning to pursue a career in health care. Priority will be given to those who are entering the nursing profession.

Application forms for next year’s Murtha Scholarship Program will be available in February 2021. One or more scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships will be given on the basis of academic achievement, volunteerism and motivation.

Established in 1920, Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley, Inc. (VNLV) is a full-service home care agency serving the 15-town lower Connecticut River valley region. VNLV provides comprehensive, personalized services that foster health, independence, dignity and comfort through home-based healing, education, and health-oriented community outreach initiatives; as well as geriatric care management, escorted transportation, homemakers, and companions through its subsidiary Lower Valley Care Advocates.