LeadingAge Washington Scholarships

There is a growing demand for aging services and a shrinking workforce. The ability to provide quality services to seniors, in a compassionate and supportive environment, is highly dependent on a competent and dedicated workforce. LeadingAge Washington, therefore, provides scholarships for the purpose of attracting and retaining talent in the field of aging services.

Funding for the scholarship program comes from the generous support of our Community members and Business partners – These contributors value the promotion and professional development of staff who care for or have the desire to care for our seniors.

  • LeadingAge Washington $1,000.00 Scholarship (minimum of 10) Any LeadingAge Washington member employee interested in providing care to seniors is eligible to apply. Potential applicants include those who are interested in RN/LPN programs, Accounting or Dietary Programs, Maintenance Programs such as BOMI, Recreational Certificate and Degree Programs, Social Services such as BSW or MSW, etc. You must be attending an accredited school or program. A letter of acceptance into the school or program is required in order for the funds to be dispersed. .
  • The Richard J. Howard Nursing Scholarship was established in memory of Richard J. Howard, who represented long-term care providers for a number of years and was committed to assisting providers in their goal of excellence in the provision of care. The purpose of this scholarship program is to help improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of caregivers, nursing assistants-certified, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses who wish to advance their degree. This program also represents the commitment of LeadingAge member organizations’ interest in the quality resident care and a commitment to the employees who are in pursuit of nursing excellence and a career in the long-term health care profession. The funding for the Richard J. Howard Scholarship is sponsored by Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland.


Our 2021 Scholarship recipients were recognized during our Awards of Excellence Virtual Ceremony August 4th. 

2021 Educational Scholarship Recipients

Awards Presentation PDF version

Video Presentation coming soon. 


For additional details or questions, please contact Cassi at cmeritt@LeadingAgeWa.org 

LeadingAge Washington’s PAST Scholarship Recipients Congratulations!

2020 Scholarship recipients

2019 Scholarship recipients

2018  Scholarship recipients

2017 Scholarship recipients

2016 Scholarship recipients