Scholarship Recipients

The Eldercare Support Foundation (ESF) awards scholarships each year to individuals from a variety of disciplines related to the long term care profession, senior housing, gerontology and older adult services. Consideration is given to individuals who are exploring these fields as a possible career choice as well as those currently working in the profession who desire further certification, licensure, or a degree.


2018 Winter  Scholarship Recipients

The Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the recent cycle of scholarship awards!  Congratulations to all of the people who were chosen to receive the Named Scholarships and the General Scholarship awards. Each one of these recipients is a deserving individual and should be proud of their accomplishments. The Foundation is very proud of them and proud to award these scholarships.

Wendell White Scholarship

Brian TurnerAwarded $5,000.00

Brian is working towards his MBA in business.   His goal is to have the educational tools to be equipped to be an operations manager.


Margaret Murphy Carley

  • Kim Youngmae  Awarded $2,000 
    Her long term professional goal is be an RN with a bachelors degree to work for older adults in rural areas.
  • Alexandra Garron – Awarded $2,000
    Alexandra’s goal is to pursue licensure as a LPN with an RN license as the end goal.  The growth in her knowledge base will allow her to better serve seniors.


BJ Treglown Scholarship

  • Chanel Puska LPN – Awarded $15,000
    Chanel is working to complete her BSN and move into a resident care management position with a long-term goal to be a DNS.


General Studies Scholarships

$500.00 each awarded to:

  • Christina Whittemore
  • Tiffany Ferrel
  • Antonio Munoz LPN
  • Christy Bomberry RN
  • Jamie Henshaw
  • Kataryna Targowska LVN
  • Jennifer Garcia


Recent Recipients


Thank You to Our Scholarship Review and Selection Committee

ESF wishes to extend a huge thank you to the Scholarship Review and Selection Committee members who volunteer their time during each of the scholarship cycles. Each committee member makes a huge time commitment that is voluntary. Their work includes the careful review of each application, essay, letter of recommendation, and review of each applicant’s educational documents.

Scholarship Review Committee Members

  • Brian Hart, Co-Chair & Organizer
    Compliance Office I, Avalon Health Care Group
  • Melody Gabriel, Co-Chair & Organizer
    Vice President of Operations, Generations L.L.C.
  • Mary Radke Klein, Selection Committee Member
    Owner, Selection Assisted Living Associates
  • Darcie Ryan, R.N., M.S, Selection Committee Member
    Owner, Consulting Resources

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