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Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
(Mailed Submissions Must Be Postmarked No Later Than May 27, 2017)

QCHF Career Climb Scholarship Program Honoring Paul Tunnell

The QCHF Scholarship Program began in 1985 as the Feingold Scholarship. Dr. Feingold gave a significant endowment in memory of his wife, Shirley.

This scholarship opportunity is intended to promote both the present and future well-being of long-term care in California. The mission of the Quality Care Health Foundation is largely based on providing educational advancement to those dedicated staff members who care for California’s long-term care residents on a daily basis and, in so doing, help those individuals achieve a higher quality of life.


QCHF and The HOME Foundation (Ensign) have formed a scholarship program to fund individuals working in a skilled nursing facility who want to further their careers by training to be certified nursing assistants (CNA).  Applicants must remain in the long-term care field and work in a skilled nursing facility.

Details of the HOME Foundation scholarship program are as follows:

The HOME Foundation / QCHF will award Four (4) $5,000 scholarships per year for four years.

To qualify for this scholarship the individual applying for the scholarship must already be in the field and employed by a SNF, working towards their CNA, and planning on staying in the field and working in a SNF.

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2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 Career Climb Scholarship 
honoring Paul Tunnell scholarship winners!

  • Jeffrey Alipda Cortez, Villa Siena
  • Maria G. Guillen, Herman Health Center
  • Theresa Miller, Totally Kids
  • Josiane Mboroke Mimie, English Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Sarah Panggabean, Circle Brook
  • Heidi Papenhausen, Alpine Special Treatment Center Inc.
  • Edlin Preciado, Helen Evans Home
  • Daniela Soares, English Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Tamela Tumilty, English Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Juana Villa, Landmark Medical Center