Professional Development Scholarship Program 

See the complete list of awardees!

Each year, LeadingAge PA awards scholarships that enhance opportunities for member staff pursuing further education, training and certification — both within and outside of the field of nursing. 

In 2021, we awarded $36,000 in professional development scholarships as follows:

  • Nursing - Awards of up to $1,200 each will be given to applicants of varying career levels who are pursuing a certification, associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree in nursing.
  • Non-Nursing - Awards of up to $1,000 each will be given to applicants of varying career levels who are pursing a certification, associate, bachelor's, or master's degree in fields other than nursing.

We hope the committed team members receiving these LeadingAge PA education scholarships will continue their careers in the field of aging services for many years to come! 

 

Higher Education Internship Grants 

Call for 2022 applications opens June 15!

Paid higher education internships enhance professional experiences and can inspire a passion for leadership in future employees.
 
We are pleased to sponsor the Higher Education Internship Grants, dedicated to supporting LeadingAge PA members interested in providing a paid intern at their community over a period of eight to 10 weeks. In 2021, LeadingAge PA has committed funding for seven scholarships of $6,000. 

LeadingAge PA celebrates our 2021 Higher Education Internship Grant recipients!

Each recipient will receive a $6,000 grant to help defray the costs of hosting a paid college intern in their organization. We are pleased to offer this program for the past five years in continued support of workforce enhancements. Thank you to the Scholarship Task Force and Selection Committee, and congratulations to our grant winners!

 

Administrator-in-Training Grant

Call for 2022 applications opens June 15!

An Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Program is a supervised internship during which the AIT works under the guidance and supervision of a preceptor, who is a licensed administrator meeting the qualifications established by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. The purpose of an AIT Program is to enhance the professional development of the AIT in the field of long-term care administration. The experience equips the AIT with the tools and knowledge needed for a profession as an administrator. 

LeadingAge PA is committed to promoting the advantages of working in senior services, as well as to providing our members with resources to attract and retain quality employees. In 2021-2022, we will award a $50,000 grant to one member community to employ an AIT during their 2021-2022 training period.

 

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