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This past month, LeadingAge PA staff members have been busy visiting members throughout the state to award the 2019 LeadingAge PA Education Scholarships. LeadingAge PA is pleased to sponsor this scholarship program to benefit the staff of its members who are pursuing further education, training, and certification opportunities - both within and outside the field of nursing.

As part of its ongoing efforts to address the workforce challenges faced by its members, LeadingAge PA awarded 27 $1,000 scholarships, which will help to provide opportunities for staff working in member organizations to gain the knowledge and skills to advance their careers. 

"By 2030, the United State will need 2.5 million long-term services and supports workers to keep pace with the growth of America's aging population. it is essential that we support our members with initiatives to help them attract, develop, and retain quality staff to ensure Pennsylvania's seniors receive the quality of care and life they deserve," said Adam Marles, LeadingAge PA President and CEO.

The education scholarships are just part of the $94,000 LeadingAge PA's workforce programs are awarding this year to encourage students to pursue or continue a career in senior services. The education scholarship winners, along with the recipients of the internship and Administrator-in-Training scholarship programs, will be recognized at LeadingAge PA's upcoming annual conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania, June 18 - 21.

Hailey Affleck - Phoebe Richland, Phoebe Ministries
Connor Beyer - Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Lynn Hansberry - Frederick Living
Jennifer Hardimon - Paul's Run 
Crystal Jones - Beaumont at Bryn Mawr
Michael McLaverty - The Philadelphia Protestant Home
Guitteau Momperousse - Foulkeways at Gwynedd
Ebony Mosley - Beaumont at Bryn Mawr
Caleigh Pampel - Peter Becker Community
Mary Spencer - Dock Woods, Living Branches
Jennifer Yevak - Brittany Point Estates, Acts Retirement-Life Communities

Alicia Bender - United Zion Retirement Community
Luella Diller - Thornwald Home, United Church of Christ Homes
Kaitlin Hetrick - Bethany Village Retirement Center, Asbury Communities, Inc.
Nicolle Hollenbaugh - Green Ridge Village, Presbyterian Senior Living
Megan Leitzell - Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, Masonic Villages of the Grand Lodge of PA
Harley Steiner - Windy Hill Village, Presbyterian Senior Living
Rachel Whitlatch - Fairmount Homes Retirement Community
Amanda Woods - Normandie Ridge, Albright Care Services 

Anna Clocker - Bethlen Communities
Stacy Fiscus - Laurelbrooke Landing, WRC Senior Services
Laura Ann Hibgy - Manchester Commons of Fairview, Presbyterian SeniorCare
Meghan LaVan - Oakwood Heights, Presbyterian SeniorCare
Alyssa McGranor - Christ the King Manor, Inc.
Katie McGuinness - Springhill Senior Living Community, Asbury Communities, Inc.
Alaina Perry - Brevillier Village
Brittany Probst - Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare, Presbyterian SeniorCare