Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation


Scholarship Program

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 $2.6 million dollars in scholarships to nearly 1,500 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. Scholarships of up to $2,000 will be awarded to selected applicants to help cover costs for tuition, fees, books and supplies during the current academic year. Eligible applicants must be employed by a skilled nursing facility or assisted living residence, worked in long term care at least one year, and pursuing licensure, certification, or an advanced degree in a field directly related to careers in long term care.

2014 Foundation Scholars

In July 2014 the Foundation awarded scholarships to 50 long term care workers from a group of nearly 300 applicants. Click here for the list of 2014 Foundation Scholars.

2014 Foundation Scholars at State House

2015 Foundation Scholarship Program

The 2015 Scholarship Program application and related materials will be available on Mass Senior Care’s website in February 2015. For more information about the program, please contact Denise DeSimone at
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.