The Oregon Health Care Foundation (OHCF) Scholarship Program was designed to help build careers and provide professional development opportunities for those who work or seek to work in the long term care profession. Retention of experienced and educated caregiver providers helps to ensure that our elders receive quality care.
Each year OHCF awards scholarships for general studies, in addition to scholarships for specialized study to individuals from a variety of disciplines related to the long term care profession, senior housing, gerontology and older adult services.. Consideration is given to individuals who are seriously exploring, or already committed to a career in long term care. Generally, scholarship awards support professional development through certification, licensure, undergraduate or graduate degree study that will enhance a recipient’s career in long term care.
There are two main types of Scholarships available through the OHCF Scholarship Program:
General Studies Scholarships:These scholarships are awarded to those pursuing further education in any field related to long term care. There are 4 of these scholarships available to be awarded for the Spring 2014 Cycle. Award Amount $500
Disciplinary Studies Scholarships
- Wendell White Scholarship: Candidates must have attained a management position within long term care and have the potential for advancement into greater leadership roles and executive positions. Award Amount $5,000
- Margaret Murphy Carley Scholarship For Nursing Education: Candidates must be a certified nursing assistant currently working in the field of long term care and seeking an LPN, RN, or advanced nursing degree. Also, candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to quality in their work and a desire to advance their career in the long term care profession. Award Amount $2,000
Please share information about these opportunities with those you know who may be looking to start or continue a career in long term care.
Visit the Oregon Health Care Foundation (OHCF) website to
download the appropriate form to submit for the scholarship you are interested in.
Deadline for submission is May 16, 2014