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Hillsborough Community College Foundation Announces First Corporate Gift to Support New Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program


$10,000 Gift from Gale Healthcare Solutions Will Provide Scholarships to Ten Nursing Students

(TAMPA, Fla., 7/12/22) - The Hillsborough Community College Foundation announced the first corporate gift in support of the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at HCC. The $5,000 donation from Gale Healthcare Solutions, which will be matched by the Gregory Foundation for a total of $10,000, will provide scholarships to ten students who will be part of the inaugural class starting this fall.

“On behalf of the Hillsborough Community College Foundation, I’d like to thank Gale Healthcare Solutions for helping us get this important new nursing education program off the ground,” said Executive Director Stephen Shear. “As an organization that shares our strong commitment to nursing education, we greatly appreciate their support and partnership.”

Ten nursing students will receive $1,000 each to help with tuition, books, and other expenses as they begin their BSN completion program.

“Gale Healthcare Solutions is committed to finding solutions that address the national nursing shortage, and that includes supporting nursing education,” said Tony Braswell, Gale President and Founder. “We congratulate Hillsborough Community College on the launch of this new nursing program and look forward to helping these first students as they pursue their nursing careers.”

The Gale Healthcare Solutions gift was made in December 2021. Following a competitive process, the scholarships will be awarded based on several criteria including previous academic achievement and work in healthcare settings.

For more information on the Gale Healthcare Scholarship, please contact Stephen Shear at
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About Hillsborough Community College
Hillsborough Community College serves more than 42,000 students annually at its five campuses and three centers located throughout Tampa Bay. For more information, visit HCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Visit for more information.

About Gale Healthcare Solutions

Gale Healthcare Solutions is a leading technology-enabled healthcare services and payments platform that provides per diem, contract, travel temporary staffing services, and software licensing services in post-acute and acute healthcare settings. Designed to address the national nursing shortage, the mobile and web-based Gale app connects nursing professionals directly to healthcare facilities in need of clinical staff and provides caregivers with daily pay. Gale workforce management solutions include recruiting, credentialing, scheduling, time and attendance, communications and pay. Based in Tampa, Gale offers a national clinical workforce of 45,000 clinicians and serves clients in 39 states. For more information, please visit and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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