Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities
Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities

Scholarship Application Process

2017 KHCF Scholarship


The mission of the Kentucky Health Care Foundation is to enhance quality care through research, educational opportunities, innovation, and partnership as supported by charitable contributions. The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is the trade association that represents proprietary and nonproprietary long term care facilities throughout the Commonwealth.

Starting in 1989, the Kentucky Health Care Foundation (KHCF) has awarded scholarships to deserving employees in the long term care profession based on their academic achievements and commitment to quality care. Beginning in 2014, individuals pursuing degrees other than to nursing will be considered for scholarships. The Kentucky Health Care Foundation scholarships are awarded to employees of member facilities and applicants are judged on their professional qualifications, commitment to the profession and by letters of recommendation.

The Kentucky Health Care Foundation scholarship was established to encourage the education of long term health professionals in Kentucky. An applicant must be a Kentucky resident who is planning a career in long term care and, at the time the award is made, be employed at a KAHCF member facility. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in or accepted by a college, university, health care institution or other educational organization offering state approved courses. Scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution to cover expenses incurred for tuition, books or course-related fees.  The amount of the scholarship has been $2,000 in the past, but is reviewed annually.

How to apply:

  • Submit applications to:    Kentucky Health Care Foundation
                                            9403 Mill Brook Road
                                            Louisville, KY  40223
  • Applications must be received in the KHCF office by Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of the KHCF Board’s decision the summer of 2017.  Scholarship funds will be available immediately upon award, and recipients will be recognized by KAHCF in the Fall of 2017.
  • For more information, contact the Kentucky Health Care Foundation at (502) 425-5000.