QCHF Announces Scholarship Winners

August 5, 2019
Contact Claire Enright

Long Term Care Workers Obtain Financial Assistance

SACRAMENTO – The Quality Care Health Foundation (QCHF) has awarded financial aid scholarships to ten skilled nursing employees who have indicated a desire to continue their education and contribute to the long-term care profession.

The Paul Tunnell Career Climb Scholarship distributed a total of $9,500 to long-term care workers who have at least one year of experience in a skilled nursing facility to help with education expenses.

“As the population ages, we have a tremendous need for individuals who are dedicated to working in all areas of the long term care profession,” said Claire Enright, QCHF executive director. “This scholarship encourages existing professionals to find the best path forward to advance their careers in long-term care.”

Applicants were required to submit a personal essay and two letters of reference. The winners will receive stipends ranging from $500 to $2,000.

Congratulations to the 2019 Paul Tunnell Career Climb Scholarship recipients:

Steven Hannah, Anberry Transitional Care, Merced
Thai Nguyen, Veteran’s Home of California, Fresno
Joyce Bennett, River Valley Health and Wellness Centre, Redding
Roxanne Jones, Marquis Shasta, Anderson
Viviana Soto, Dycora Transitional Health & Living, Reedley
Mayra Casas, Vista Pacifica Center, Jurupa Valley
Elda Nikijuluw, Community Extended Care Hospital of Montclair, Redlands
Palwinder Sidhu, Manning Gardens Care Center, Fresno
Tanya Topper Phan, Kit Carson Convalescent Hospital, Jackson
Elizabeth Arce-Velazquez, Lincoln Glen Nursing Facility, San Jose

The Paul Tunnell Career Climb Scholarship honors longtime CAHF member and board chair Paul Tunnell, a licensed San Francisco nursing home administrator who demonstrated passion for the long-term care profession and dedication and respect for residents and his staff.

QCHF is the education foundation of the
California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF).