Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship

Up to $6,000 Available to NYS Nurses!
The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship is available every Spring for New York State Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who are planning to further their career in home and community-based care. Applicants for the scholarship must currently hold an RN or LPN from New York State to be eligible for consideration. Applicants are asked to write an essay to explain why they would like to pursue a career in home and community-based care and how they plan to achieve that goal through educational or entrepreneurial means. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, specialty training and education, and other education-related expenses.

Scholarship applications are reviewed and assessed by the Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Committee, which consists of leaders from the home care industry.

2022 Committee members:
  • Karen Clark, Home Health Care Partners 
  • Kathleen McCarthy, Addus HomeCare
  • Mary Winters, RegionCare, Inc.
  • Cristina Holtz, Westchester Family Care
  • Kathy Febraio, NYS Association of Health Care Providers (HCP)
Edna A. LauterbachEdna A. Lauterbach was a nurse and respected leader in the home care community who believed that skilled nurses are essential to home care. Ms. Lauterbach, who spent her career in home care and was President of two home care agencies in Newburgh, NY, believed nurses and nursing skills were critical to home care, and she encouraged young people to pursue a career in home care through the nursing profession. As an entrepreneur, she felt her limited formal education in business put her at a disadvantage as her career developed.

The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund, created in her memory, is supported by the Community Health Care Services Foundation (CHC), and was designed to encourage New York nurses to further their education to enable them to build their careers in home and community-based care to support the needs of aging New Yorkers who want to remain in their homes and community.
 

Application Period Begins in March


The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship application for NYS RNs and LPNs is available now. The application is generously hosted by our scholarship partner, the Community Foundation for a Greater Capital Region. The deadline to apply is June 1.

 

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Applicants


The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship is open to current Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) based in New York seeking to further their career in home or community-based care by enhancing their skills through business-related education. Applicants must hold an RN or LPN from New York State to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must be able to explain in an essay why they would like to pursue a career in home and community-based care and how they plan to achieve that goal through further education or entrepreneurial means.

The deadline to apply will be June 1.  The Scholarship will be awarded in early August and will be officially presented to the award winner at the Annual Awards Luncheon at the HCP Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in October.

Scholarship Donations

The Scholarship also accepts donations from those that would like to support and encourage New York State nurses to pursue careers in home and community-based care. Click here to download the Scholarship Donation form. 

To make your tax deductible gift online please visit the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Under “Please direct my gift to:” select “other” and type in “Edna Lauterbach Scholarship”

https://www.cfgcr.org/secure-donations/

Checks can be made payable to the Community Foundation with Lauterbach Scholarship in the memo section.