The Susan McGuire-Pizzo Memorial Scholarship

2017 Sue McGuire-Pizzo Scholarship Winners

Andrea and Anthony 2017 winners of Sue McGuire-Pizzo Scholarship
Congratulations Andrea and Anthony!

President Helene Macedo alongside our two recent scholarship winners. Andrea Burdon, RN, Medical Float & Anthony Henriques, RN, 5ISC.


2016 Scholarship Winners

Julia Seddon 2016 scholarship winner
Julia Seddon of Comprehensive Care
Melissa Godfrey, scholarship winner
Melissa Godfrey, Coop 4
Isabelle Iannotti with her grandparents accepting the scholarship award
 Isabelle Iannotti (child of Kim in Neuro) with her grandparents!

Congratulations to our 2015 winners

For information on our scholarship, please scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Genevieve Parisi 2015 scholarship winner
Olivia Carter, 2015 scholarship winner
Olivia Carter, RN, pursuing her degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Olivia currently works as a psych nurse at RI Hospital. 

2014 Scholarship Winners!

Sharon Grady accepting her scholarship award
Sharon Grady, Surgical Tech, pursuing her BSN
Leslie Brown accepting her scholarship award
Leslie Brown, RN, pursuing her MSN. Congratulations!  

Our 2013 Winners!

Two women sitting next to one another holding a check in their hands
Nicole Femino from RI Hospital
Two women standing next to one another smiling and holding a check
Laurie DeRuosi from RI Hospital


The Susan McGuire-Pizzo Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the RI Hospital United Nurses & Allied Professionals to honor the spirit and dedication of our beloved colleague.  Sue brought a genuine commitment of caring to each of her roles as a mother, wife, nurse and union leader. She was an independent thinker, fair to all, loyal, and a survivor. Sue’s lively personality and passion was obvious to all the lives she touched.

The Susan McGuire-Pizzo Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a RI Hospital UNAP member or their child who aspires to improve their life, and the lives of others, by pursuing or advancing in a career as a health care professional.

Susan McGuire-Pizzo Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2013

  • Must be a RI Hospital UNAP member or the child of a RI Hospital UNAP member (under age 25) at the time of the award
  • Must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited educational institution to obtain a degree, license and/or certification required to work in a health care profession
  • Must be enrolled in school at least half-time
  • Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year
  • Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 29, 2013

How to apply

Applicants for the Susan McGuire-Pizzo Memorial Scholarship may also be considered for the Joan Medberry Memorial UNAP Scholarship — Please note that applicants will need to prepare a separate application and submit the required essay as outlined in the scholarship details.  

To apply, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A copy of the Susan McGuire-Pizzo Memorial Scholarship application (click here for scholarship application)
  2. A copy of the Joan Medberry Memorial UNAP Scholarship application (click here for more the application form and information)

The Selection Process

Scholarship winners will be selected via a “blind” review of application materials by three members of the RI Hospital UNAP Executive Board or their designees.