SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR NEW YORK STATE NURSES
Funding supports nurses seeking opportunities in home and community-based care.
EAST GREENBUSH, NY - Applications are now being accepted from New York State registered and licensed practical nurses for the 2012 Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship. Nurses that wish to pursue a career in home and community-based care are urged to apply for scholarships of up to $1,000 that can be used for tuition, books, specialty training and education, and other educational-related expenses.
“This Scholarship Fund provides critical financial support for nurses looking to maximize opportunities in the home care industry,” said Christine L. Johnston, President of the New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc., (HCP).
The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship fund was established in memory of the late Edna Lauterbach, a nurse and pioneer in the home care industry who believed that skilled nurses are essential to home care. The fund is sponsored by Community Health Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC), an affiliate of the New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc. (HCP).
“The demand for skilled home care nurses continues to grow because of our aging population, the cost-effective role home care plays in the health care system, and consumers who prefer to receive care at home,” continued Johnston. “This Scholarship helps meet this need by providing assistance to nurses who might not otherwise be able to get the education or support they need to fulfill their dream of working in home and community-based care.”
The deadline for Scholarship applications is June 1, 2012. The Scholarships will be awarded in August in time for the Fall 2012 semester. Scholarship winners will be publicly announced at HCP’s Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in October 2012. Interested New York State nurses or nursing schools can learn more and download flyers and applications at www.ednascholarship.org, or contact Claudia Hammar at email@example.com or 518.463.1118, ext. 809.
HCP is a statewide trade association representing the full spectrum of home and community-based providers. Through a strong network of regional chapters and an active State office in Albany, HCP is a primary authority of the health care industry.
The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund is sponsored by Community Health Care Services Foundation, Inc. (CHC), an affiliate of the New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc., New York State’s leading trade association representing 500 home care offices across the State. The Fund is managed by the Community Foundation for the Capital Region, Six Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203.
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