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Julie Stewart Memorial Scholarship

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Julie Stewart Memorial Scholarship


Julie G. Stewart holds a BSN from USNY/Regents College, School of Nursing, Albany, NY, an MSN from Sacred Heart University, School of Nursing, a MPH from the University of Connecticut and a DNP from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. She was a tenured professor of nursing at SHU and the Program Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing practice programs. Julie was a beloved educator, clinician and scholar leaving a legacy of accomplishments to the nursing profession and the care of vulnerable populations across the globe.  Dr. Stewart was a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the  recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Annual recognition award for " Outstanding Faculty Practice", the Florence S. Wald Award for Outstanding Contributions to Nursing Practice from the Connecticut Nurses’ Association, CT Nurse Practitioner of the year for 2006 by CTAPRNS, the Sacred Heart University CEHP Alumni Leadership Award 2006, and Florence Nightingale Award 2014 from the Connecticut Nurses’ Association. She is the co-author of two widely adopted nursing textbooks with her favorite one being, Role Development for the Nurse Practitioner. Her list of peer reviewed publications and presentations are many. Just before her passing she learned that she and her colleague received a competitive $2.4 HRSA grant to support the education of nurse practitioner students and to fight the opiate crisis. Just this week she traveled in spirit with other colleagues to Shanghai where their research on global health initiatives was presented.  In addition to her academic career, she provided comprehensive medical and specialty care to patients infected with HIV as a certified HIV Specialist at Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport. She was a sexual abuse medical examiner for children and adults, and regularly participated in medical missions to Jamaica and Guatemala providing medical care to the most vulnerable.  


The Julie Stewart Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a Family Nurse Practitioner student who has a special interest and commitment in caring for vulnerable populations especially women and children. The candidate will embrace Julie’s vision for improving the lives of survivors of adverse childhood events, sexual assault, human trafficking, and intimate partner violence.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your support, please contact Todd Gibbs, Executive Director for Development and Alumni Engagement at or 203-365-4526.

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