Two scholarships are available from Home Instead Senior Care of Hunterdon and Warren Counties for local public high school students that plan to pursue a degree related to a “caring” profession.
A $500 scholarship was established to honor future caregivers, who dedicate their lives to caring for seniors in their homes, while aging in place. To qualify, students must attend a public high school in either Warren or Hunterdon County.
A $350 scholarship is also available specifically for a Warren Hills Regional High School student pursuing education toward a “caring” profession. This one-time scholarship is in memory of Home Instead’s client, Robert Burd, a lifelong resident and business owner in Washington.
The students for both scholarships will be judged in a variety of areas, including an essay answering the question “How has a senior impacted your life?”
Students will also need to show financial need, provide a transcript showing at least a B average and a letter of recommendation, as well as show they exemplify the qualities of compassion, commitment, and caring.
Students wishing to apply can speak to their guidance counselor or contact Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the application process or criteria. Submissions can be e-mailed to the same address. Essays must include a header with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and school name.
Deadline for submissions is April 11.
Home Instead owner Tracy Fazzolari will attend the recipient’s awards ceremony to personally present the scholarship.
Home Instead Senior Care has been serving seniors in Hunterdon and Warren Counties for 16 years, providing basic support services so that their clients can remain in their homes as long as possible.
Article originally published Feb. 16. Updated on Feb. 29 to add information on recently announced second scholarship.