2019 Cheryl M. Thomas Scholarship

About the Cheryl M. Thomas Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded by the Long-term Care Nursing Education Foundation and is designed to address the shortage of trained nurses working in the field of long-term care. This scholarship rewards a long-term care professional who is interested in advancing his/her nursing education and has demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to improving the quality of life with excellent care for the residents that reside in his/her home.  The winner will be notified in February 2019, and the scholarship will be presented to the recipient in-person at the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference in Orlando, FL, April 3-5, 2019.


  • The recipient must be currently enrolled in or accepted to a BSN program 
  • The recipient must have at least 12 months of experience working in a long-term care facility
  • The recipient of this scholarship must be a first-time recipient and not a previous winner
  • Scholarship Inclusions:

    • The recipient of this scholarship will receive $5,000 toward a BSN degree, complimentary registration to the 2019 AANAC and AADNS Conference in Orlando, FL (a $550 value), two nights of hotel accommodations at the host hotel, and a travel stipend. 

    Application Instructions:

    • Complete the form below in its entirety.
    • Include Name and Facility in the requested fields, but please omit from the other questions, as the application will be made anonymous. Please use "the nominee" and "at our facility" when describing the nominee and their work.

    Questions? Contact Betsy Hardy at 844.796.9634 ext. 328.