Florida’s Advocate for Long Term Care
Providers and the Elders They Serve

Scholarships

Florida Health Care Education and Development Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that was established by the Florida Health Care Association in 1983 to promote scholarship programs for nurses and caregivers working in member facilities. Additionally, the Foundation seeks private funding through foundations, grants and other contributions to assist member facilities with continuous quality improvement programs and emergency preparedness, response and recovery. In 2006, the Foundation was awarded a two-year grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation to develop and promote emergency planning products and training materials for nursing homes in Florida and the southern coastal states, which can be found here. 

Educational Scholarship Opportunities

Bruce Taylor Scholarship Application
This program assists the best and brightest among our members' nursing staff to achieve a higher level of education in a field related to long term care nursing. Applicants should be employed in a FHCA member facility with a length of employment of at least six (6) months; be currently accepted in an accredited school to become a LPN, RN, or ARNP; and be willing to pledge that, upon successful completion of all coursework and licensure as a LPN, RN, or ARNP, will work as such in a FHCA member facility for at least one year.

Congratulations to our Bruce Taylor Scholarship Recipients
Mr. Johnson Dangol, Accentia Health and Rehabilitation Center
Mr. Evanie Gustave, Rehabilitation Center of Winter Park
Ms. Amanda Smith, Valencia Hills Health and Rehabilitation
Ms. Lizamarie Williams, Debary Health & Rehabilitation
Ms. Jessica Alford, Longwood Health and Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Sarah Brossa, Parkside Health and Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Sarah Haglof, Parkside Health and Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Debbie Benware, Parkside Health and Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Annamaria Linton, Avante of Mt. Dora
Ms. Kimberly Davis, Seaside Health & Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Michelle Pinto, Longwood Health & Rehabilitation
Ms. Ashley Lemen, Parkside Health and Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Camona Creary, Lake Eustis Health and Rehabilitation Center
Ms. Shakeara McRae, Coastal Health and Rehabilitation Center

Career Climb Scholarship Application
Established through an initial grant from the Life Care Centers of America with ongoing support from the annual FHCA Scholarship Golf Tournament, this program promotes advancement in non-nursing long term care careers for selected member nursing home and assisted living facility employees. Applicants should be employed in a FHCA member facility with a length of employment of at least six (6) months; be currently accepted in course of study (other than nursing) in an accredited school; and be willing to pledge that, upon successful completion of all coursework and any certifications which may be required for practice, will work as such in a FHCA member facility for at least one year.

Congratulations to our Career Climb Scholarship Recipient
Ms. Norma Alvarez, Seaside Health and Rehabilitation