As people live longer thanks to medical advances, there is an increased need for long-term health care. Nurses focusing on a professional career in long-term care will find many opportunities over the next decade. Long-term care nursing scholarships help cover the educational costs of pursuing a career in this highly specialized field.
Long-Term Care Nursing Scholarships at Rhode Island College
Each year, the Long Term Care Nurses Scholarship fund awards three scholarships of $500 each to individuals who have been employees of long term care facilities for a minimum of two years and currently enrolled in an RN education program. The deadline to apply for this award is August 1. To find out more about this long term care nursing scholarship opportunity, contact RI Long Term Care Association, 57 Kilvert Street, Suite 200, Warwick, R.I. 02886-10009.
Long Term Nursing Scholarship from Montana Health Care Association
Applicants looking to pursue a career in nursing with a focus on long term care may qualify for one of the 2011 Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarships from the Montana Health Care Association Scholarship Fund. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to college students from Montana and long term care health professionals working in Montana. The deadline to submit an application is the last day of February. To find out more, call the Association office at (406) 443-2876.
Long Term Care Nurses Association Scholarships
Two scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded by the Long Term Care Nurses Association for nurses aides, LPNs and Rns to further their careers in long-term care nursing. The deadline to apply is December 31. Applications must be employed in a long term care facility or program in Illinois that is a member of the Illinois Council on Long Term Care (ICLTC) or the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) and meet other employment requirements. To find out more about the application submission process, write Mary Tomlin, IHCA, 1029 S. Fourth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703 or visit ltcna.org/AcrobatFiles/2010 Nursing Scholarship App final with ICLTC.pdf.
NADONA Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships
The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) in Long Term Care Upward Bound Scholarship provides financial assistance to nurses who are currently employed in long-term care and looking to pursue higher education in that area of study. Candidates must be a certified nursing assistance, licensed practical nurse or an RN accepted or enrolled in a program according to the terms of the scholarships. The duration of the scholarship is one year with a February application deadline. To find out more, contact National Association of Directors of Nursing, Administration in Long Term Care, Attn: Education/Scholarship Committee, 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 233, Cincinnati, OH 45242, phone (513) 791-3679 or visit nadona.org.
New Hampshire Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships
Every year the New Hampshire Long Term Care Foundation (LTCF) awards multiple scholarships to students who are pursuing or looking to pursue a career in long-term care. Since its beginning in 1995, the LTCF awarded over $170,000 in scholarships to more than 100 people. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $3,500 and are open to all areas of long-term care. For additional info, visit nhhca.org/ltcfscholarship.htm.
Virginia Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships
The Virginia Health Care Association and Virginia Center for Assistant Living's Commonwealth Long Term Care Foundation offers multiple scholarships of $1,500 for each qualified recipient pursuing nursing education in long term care. Students need to submit a completed application and letter of recommendation prior to the April 15 deadline. To get additional details about these scholarships, visit vhca.org/illuminageApps/whatsnewApp/files/DABAD4F77.pdf.
Texas State University Long Term Care Scholarships
Students at Texas State University pursuing careers relevant to long term care servces might qualify for Texas Long Term Care Institute scholarship awards of $500 to $1,000. Undergraduate and graduate students must complete an application and be nominated by a faculty member. Recipients must complete at least one 3-hour course in aging, complete a long term placement internship, seek employ in long term care upon graduation, be a resource to the Institute and inform the Institute of address changes and securing employment. To learn more about these scholarships contact (512) 245-3556 or (512) 245-8876.
Washington Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships
If you are a long-term care facility staff member enrolling or already enrolled in a healthcare ed program provided by a university or college, you may qualify for one of the Washington Foundation for Long-Term Care scholarships. The deadline for applications is March 31. To learn more about these scholarships, contact Vicki Anensen-Mcnealley at (800) 562-6170 or visit whca.org/wafltcscholarship.htm.
Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships for Wisconsin Residents
To promote long term care nursing, the Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council is offering three $1,000 scholarships to assist qualified people looking to further their education and pursue a career in this profession. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents currently working in a Wisconsin long term care facility who agree to work in a long term care facility for at least one year after completing a nursing program. The application must include two recommendation forms and an acceptance letter into an accredited LPN, BSN or RN program. The deadline to apply is December 27 and applications will become available in September. Applications are submitted to the Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council Education Forum, Attn: Melissa Montgomery, 1366 E. Sumner St. #200, Hartford, WI 53027. To find out more, visit wi-don-council.org/community/scholarships/.
Louisiana Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships
Students who meet the qualifications set forth by the Louisiana Nursing Home Associations Long Term Care Foundation (LTCF) may qualify for one of their $500 scholarship awards. Students must be accepted to an accredited RN program, write an essay, send two recommendations and submit a completed application form by November 9. For additional info, contact the Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Louisiana Long Term Care Foundation, 7844 Office Park Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809, phone (225) 927-5642 or visit lnha.org.
FADONA Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships
Students looking to pursue an education and career in long term care nursing may qualify for The Imogene Ward Scholarship through the Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration (FADONA). Scholarships are limited to students pursuing an education to become registered nurses. Applicants must be nominated, endorsed by a FADONA member, enrolled in an accredited Florida nursing program, be actively employed, have a track record of excellence in long term care and be willing to pledge a minimum of working full-time for two years in long term care in Florida. To find out more, visit fadona.org/scholarship-ward.html.
North Dakota Long Term Care Nursing Scholarships
Qualified individuals looking to further their education and practice in the long term care health profession may qualify for the Allan B. Engen Nurse Scholarship through the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Applicants should be long term care facility employees looking to become a nurse or LPNs looking to become RNs or RNs who wish to earn their baccalaureate degree. The scholarship application deadline is September 1. For more details, contact North Dakota Long Term Care Association, 1900 North 11th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501.
AHCA Long Term Care Scholarships
Qualified applicants may receive one of twenty James D. Durante Nurse Scholarship awards, each a minimum of $500. The applicant must work for a long term care facility that is a member of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) for the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and be accepted in an accredited LPN or RN school. Interested applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, submit written personal statements and submit a written essay by the deadline of June 15. To find out more, contact the National Foundation for Long Term Health Care, 1201 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, phone (202) 898-9352.
Long term care nursing needs responsible, compassionate and educated professionals to take care of elderly and infirm patients. This growing field offers a rewarding work environment with many opportunities for growth and advancement.