Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship

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.

2018 Committee members:
  • Karen Clark, Home Health Care Partners 
  • Judy Karmelek, CareGivers
  • Aisha Lucas, Fedcap Home Care Services
  • Cindy Siwek, North Country Home Services
  • Mary Winters, RegionCare, Inc.
  • Claudia Hammar, NYS Association of Health Care Providers (HCP)

Applications


Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2018 Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship

The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship is open to current Registered Nurses (RNs) orLicensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) based in New York seeking to further their career in home or community-based care. 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 is June 1, 2018.  The Scholarship will be awarded in early August 2018 and will be officially presented to the award winner at the Annual Awards Luncheon at the HCP 2018 Annual Management Conference & Exhibition on October 24 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY.

Click here to find the 2018 Edna A. Latuerbach Scholarship application.
 

Now Accepting Applications!


Click here to find the 2018 Edna A. Latuerbach Scholarship application for NYS RNs and LPNs. The application is generously hosted by our scholarship partner, the Community Foundation for a Greater Capital Region. 
 

Edna 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.
 

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.