Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation


Scholarship Program


Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation Scholarship Program  

2017 Scholarship Application Now Available

The Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation Scholarship Program assists long term care employees seeking to further their education to achieve their professional and personal goals. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded $2.7 million dollars in scholarships to nearly 1,600 deserving long term care staff, known as “Foundation Scholars.” The annual program, funded through the generosity of long term care providers and related organizations, supports the Foundation's mission to promote the development of a skilled and committed workforce.

Scholarships of up to $2,000 will be awarded to selected applicants to help cover direct, out of pocket expenses for tuition, fees, books, and supplies during the 2017 academic year. These expenses can only be submitted if not covered by other forms of payment, such as financial aid or grants. School loans will be considered as an authorized expenditure. Awardees will receive the scholarship award in two installments and are required to complete a scholarship expenditure form documenting how they spent their full scholarship award prior to receiving their second installment.

The 2017 Application and Selection Criteria

You can apply for a 2017 Foundation Scholarship if you:

  1. are currently employed by a Massachusetts Senior Care Association member nursing facility, rest home, certified assisted living residence or continuing care retirement community and have worked in one of those settings for at least one year
  2. have received above average performance evaluations from your supervisor
  3. are pursuing licensure, certification, or an advanced degree in a field directly related to careers in a licensed nursing facility, rest home, certified assisted living residence or continuing care retirement community
  4. are currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited program or pre-requisite course(s) during the 2017 academic year (January 2017 through December 2017) 

Please note:  prior Foundation Scholars are not eligible to apply for a 2017 Foundation Scholarship.

Required Components of Application

1. Completed Application Form signed by Facility Administrator/Executive Director
2. Personal Essay
3. Recommendation Requirements: To be completed by your direct supervisor or manager
    a) Supervisor Evaluation Form
    b) Supervisor Letter of Recommendation
4. Proof of Enrollment/Acceptance: You must submit a letter of acceptance into an accredited program or pre-requisite course(s), or if currently enrolled, a copy of your most recent transcript (an “official” copy is not required).

For the 2017 Mass Senior Care Foundation Scholarship application click here.

The application and all required components must be submitted in one packet by postal mail, fax, or email. All application materials must be received by Mass Senior Care Foundation no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed or considered.

For more information, contact Denise DeSimone at



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