Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation

Education

Scholarship Program

2014 Scholarship Application Now Available

Application Materials 

Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation Scholarship Program 

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 1987, the Foundation has awarded $2.5 million dollars in scholarships to over 1,400 deserving long term care staff, known as “Foundation Scholars.” This 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.

 2014 Scholarship Selection Criteria   

Individuals who wish to apply for up to a $2,000 Foundation Scholarship must be currently employed on a full time or part-time basis at a nursing facility or assisted living residence in Massachusetts who have: 

  • worked in long term care for at least one year; 
  • received above average evaluations from their supervisor;
  • are pursuing licensure, certification, or an advanced degree in a field directly related to careers in long term care and; 
  • are currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited educational program or pre-requisite course during the 2014-2015 academic year (Fall Semester and/or Spring Semester). 

  2013 Foundation Scholars 

In June 2013, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 51 long term care workers from a group of over 400 applicants.  Click here for the list of 2013 Foundation Scholars.  

Other Scholarship and Financial Assistance Opportunities

Below you will find links providing scholarship, loan and grant information.   Please note that the placement of these links on the Mass Senior Care web page does not constitute an endorsement of any of the sites.