The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund

Edna A. Lauterbach was a nurse and respected leader in the home care community who believed that skilled nurses are essential to home care. The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund, created in her memory, is supported by the Community Health Care Services Foundation (CHC), and was designed to encourage New York nurses to further their education in home care to address and support the needs of aging New Yorkers who want to remain in their homes and community.

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2017 Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship

The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship is open to current Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) based in New York seeking to further their career in home or community-based care. Applicants must hold an RN or LPN from New York State to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must be able to explain in an essay why they would like to pursue a career in home and community-based care and how they plan to achieve that goal through further education or entrepreneurial means.

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, specialty training and education, and other education-related expenses.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2017. The Scholarship will be awarded in early August 2017 in time for the Fall 2017 semester and will be officially presented to the award winner at the Annual Awards Luncheon at the HCP 2017 Annual Management Conference & Exhibition on October 25 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY.

How to Apply

To begin you must follow the link below and create an account to access the online application.

Click here to begin the application.

HCP member agencies and other home care providers can click here to download the 2017 payroll stuffer to distribute to your agency LPNs and RNs, and click here to download the 2017 poster to display in your agency.

Make a Donation to Support this Scholarship Fund

We count on the generosity of business leaders, agencies and corporations to fund this important nursing education scholarship fund. Please consider making a donation to the Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund to support the continued education and training of New York State nurses for a career in home care.

Click here to download a Scholarship Fund donation form.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Marissa Crary at

Both the Fund and Scholarship are administered by the Community Foundation for the Capital Region (CFCR), an independent, non-profit, publicly supported, tax-exempt organization founded in 1968.

2016 Fund Committee

Kathy Liddell
North County Home Services

Mary Lorthioir
All Metro Health Care

Aisha Lucas 
Fedcap Home Care Services 

Nancy Sarubbe

Mary Winters
RegionCare Inc.

Claudia Hammar 
New York State Association of Health Care Providers


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