Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) Education Foundation Secretary-Treasurer Louis Cottrell announces a scholarship program for LPN students on July 21, 2008. Pictured from left to right are: Alabama Community College System Chancellor Bradley Byrne, Cottrell, Dr. Terry Allison from the Alabama Board of Nursing and ANHA Education Foundation Trustee Sal. Lee Sasser from Andalusia.

LPN Scholarships Available for Students at Alabama Community Colleges

Alabamians working to better their lives through education and a career in the health care profession have a new financial aid resource. The Alabama Nursing Home Association (ANHA) Education Foundation and the Alabama Community College System have partnered to offer scholarships to Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students attending community colleges.

Each of the two-year colleges offering LPN training receives two scholarships each semester. The ANHA Education Foundation provides each recipient $500 per semester for two semesters for a total of $1,000. The Dean of Nursing, Dean of Students, and Financial Aid Director at each college chooses the two recipients for their college. The student can use the money for books, uniforms and other school-related expenses.

The scholarship program began in the 2008 Fall Semester.

LPN students interested in applying for the scholarships should contact the Director of Nursing at their community college.

LPN students must meet the following scholarship eligibility requirements:

  • Alabama resident enrolled in a public two-year college
  • Successfully completed one semester of the LPN program with at least a 2.5 GPA and be enrolled for the upcoming semester
  • Must perform part of their clinicals at a long-term care facility
  • Complete the scholarship application and demonstrate financial need

About the ANHA Education Foundation:

The ANHA Education Foundation educates the public about issues facing long-term care and promotes individuals who help to make nursing homes a ‘home’ for the resident. The foundation supports the ANHA Best Practices Program, scholarships, research, public endeavors and community outreach.