Foundation & Scholarships

 

Kentucky Health Care Foundation Scholarship

With the constant demand for skilled employees,and constantly rising tuition, the KHCF Scholarship absorbs some of the cost of education for individuals who want to further their career in long term care. Since 1989, the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities and the Kentucky Healthcare Foundation have awarded scholarships to deserving employees in the long term care profession based on their academic achievements and commitment to quality care.

The mission of the Kentucky Health Care Foundation is to enhance quality care through research, educational opportunities, innovation, and partnership as supported by charitable contributions. The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is the trade association that represents proprietary and nonproprietary long term care facilities throughout the Commonwealth.

 Beginning in 1989, the Kentucky Health Care Foundation (KHCF) has awarded scholarships to deserving employees in the long term care profession based on their academic achievements and commitment to quality care. It should be noted individuals pursuing degrees other than  nursing will be considered for scholarships. The Kentucky Health Care Foundation scholarships are awarded to employees of member facilities and applicants are judged on their professional qualifications, commitment to the profession and by letters of recommendation.

 The Kentucky Health Care Foundation scholarship was established to encourage the education of long term health professionals in Kentucky. An applicant must be a Kentucky resident who is planning a career in long term care and be employed at a KAHCF member facility or enrolled in school. Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in or accepted by a college, university, health care institution or other educational organization offering state approved courses. If not employed by a KAHCF member facility, scholarship applicants currently enrolled must obtain a faculty member recommendation letter.  Scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution to cover expenses incurred for tuition, books or course-related fees.  The amount of the scholarship has been $2,000 in the past, but is reviewed annually.

  • Applications must be received by July 17, 2020

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of the KHCF Board’s decision the summer of 2020. Scholarship funds will be available immediately upon award, and recipients will be recognized by KAHCF in the Fall of 2020.

  • For more information, contact the Kentucky Health Care Foundation at (502) 425-5000.

 

KHCF Scholarship Form (paper form)

KHCF Scholarship Form (online form)

Ira O. Wallace Scholarship

Named for the founder of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, the Ira O. Wallace Scholarship was established in 1993 to encourage the education of long term care professionals in Kentucky. It is awarded to students in graduate or undergraduate programs who are planning a career in long term care administration. This scholarship is fully funded through the contributions of past Ira O. Wallace Award winners.The Ira O. Wallace Award is the highest honor given annually to an individual in the long term care profession in Kentucky who best represents “outstanding leadership and meritorious,unselfish service and dedication to the association.”

2020 Ira O. Wallace Scholarship Application Now Open

The Ira O. Wallace scholarship was established to encourage the education of long term care health professionals in Kentucky. Applicants must be a Kentucky resident who is planning a career in long term care administration and currently employed at a KAHCF member facility or corporate office. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in or accepted by a college, university, health care institution or other educational organization offering state approved courses concerning or related to long term health care administration.  Scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution to cover expenses incurred for tuition, books or course-related fees. The amount of the scholarship is determined by the IOW Committee.

How to apply:

  • Nominations must be received in the KHCF office by July 17, 2020

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of the Selection Committee’s decision after June 30th, and will be recognized at the KAHCF Awards Banquet in November.

  • For more information, contact the Ira O. Wallace Selection Committee - Angela Porter at (502) 425-5000, 306

Ira O. Wallace Scholarship Application

Ira. O. Wallace Scholarship Application - Online Form