Education and Scholarships

Medicine is constantly improving, creating new ways to treat and care for the senior community. Our education programs focus on helping healthcare professionals and caregivers have up-to-date information to better help their patients.

Here at HOME Foundation we understand that the best advocates for patients are their caregivers who continuously seek to close the gap among the vast medical information, latest studies, and technological advancements available.

In addition, our scholarship programs can facilitate larger access, helping more caregivers and healthcare professionals have the information they need.


Utah Scholarship

The HOME Foundation is pleased to announce its commitment to give $40,000 in scholarships to current and future nurses in 2018. With the help of the Utah Health Care Association (UHCA), this scholarship money will be disbursed to deserving Utah residents; recipients will use the funds to become certified nursing assistants or otherwise advance their careers in nursing. This scholarship is made possible by generous contributions from donors to the HOME Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to work in a UHCA-member facility throughout the term of the scholarship.
  • Candidates must have at least two (2) years of experience working in a long-term care or assisted living facility.

Download the scholarship application to apply and see more details.

Scholarship Opportunity:


Quality Care Health Foundation (QCHF) / HOME Foundation scholarship program

If you have a passion for resident care and are interested in progressing in your career, QCHF and The HOME Foundation Scholarship Program can provide the funds you need to grow in your profession. Whether you are interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant or advancing your career in nursing, this scholarship can help you get the education you need to make it happen. Four recipients are awarded scholarships of $5,000 each year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current employment at a skilled nursing facility in California
  • Working to become a CNA, CNA-to-LVN, LVN-to-RN, or other nursing certification.
  • Planning to continue working at a SNF


This scholarship is made possible by a generous donation from The HOME Foundation, a non-profit organization engaged in a mission to enhance the quality of life for seniors in our communities through caring service, fulfilling essential needs, and providing education to caregivers. QCHF partnered with The HOME Foundation in 2016 to offer this scholarship in the hopes of improving educational opportunities for the nurses and nursing assistants in our state’s skilled nursing facilities.

Previous recipients are welcome to reapply each year.

Nominate someone in your facility that you think could use a scholarship from the HOME Foundation to fulfill a dream.

Details and scholarship application can be found at

Scholarships Awarded in 2018

Each of these recipients was awarded a $5,000 scholarship through QCHF (Quality Care Health Foundation) in California.

Edward Duenas, Jr.

“I currently wish to obtain my LVN as a stepping stone towards my RN. I have been working with my current employer and Gurnik Academy to arrange both a work and school schedule that will allow me to attend and continue with my current position.”

LaCosta Oakman

“I plan to own a Skilled Nursing Facility or Independent Living Facility where patients are related like family. I’m excited to use this scholarship to further my education in the healthcare industry.”

Victoria Rodriguez

“My goal is to become an RN and possibly move to become an assistant director of nursing. I’m grateful for this scholarship and will use it to help with my costs of finishing my prerequisites and going to RN school.”

Scholarships Awarded in 2017

Awarded a $10,000 scholarship

Heidi Thomas


“Thank you to the HOME Foundation. This has made my dreams come true. It is truly a privilege to have won this scholarship.”

Ashley Davis


“I am feeling very overwhelmed and thankful to the HOME Foundation for this opportunity. Thank you.”

Awarded a $2,000 scholarship

Ashley Brown

Carrie Phillips


“Thank you for this opportunity. It’s amazing to know they give out these scholarships to nursing students that have a nursing goal in mind and the HOME Foundation allows me to do that.”

Debra Smith


“It blows my mind to think someone is that generous to give money to help others. I don’t think a ‘thank you’ is enough. It’s an honor to have received this scholarship from the HOME Foundation.”

Derek McCutcheon


“This is a great opportunity for people, it gives a drive into the nursing career. I want to give the elderly the care they truly need. This change is going to help me give more personalized care. I want to be there and to provide choices.”

Kelly Craignyle


“I am very excited and honored to have been awarded a scholarship from the HOME Foundation. A big thank you to everyone and all their sponsors.”

Scholarships Awarded in 2016

Eboni Robinson

“With this scholarship, I am furthering my education in nursing,” says recent scholarship winner Eboni Robinson. “This is something I’ve dreamed about doing for quite some time now…I am so humbled and thankful for the HOME Foundation.”

Leila Samudio

“My career goal is to take the steps needed to obtain my nursing degree and eventually become a registered nurse,” says Leila Samudio, recent HOME Foundation scholarship recipient. “I plan to use my scholarship to pay for my education in nursing.”

Katherine Carter

“I plan to use this scholarship money to pay off my student loans as I work towards becoming an LVN or RN. Nursing has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I’m excited to take my CNA schooling to the next level!”

The fourth recipient of the scholarship was Tamela Tumility of Modesto, CA.

Education and Scholarships

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Dennielle de Heras, Director of Operations

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