Elevating the Post-Acute and
Long Term Care Profession

2023 Scholarship Program

A Scholarship Award of $2,000, $4,000, $8,000 or $12,000 Can Be Yours!

The Educational Foundation of OHCA (EFOHCA) was established in 1989 with the primary mission of fostering careers in long term care. Since we began, we have helped adults, like you, go to school to advance their professional careers while contributing to a better long term services and supports workforce. We are proud of the fact that since our establishment in 1989, EFOHCA has awarded over $2.2M in scholarships to more than 1000 individuals. You too could be eligible to receive either a $2,000, $4,000, $8,000 or $12,000 scholarship for the upcoming school year beginning July 1, 2023. 

Or a Certification Scholarship for up to $1,500!

EFOHCA also awards scholarships for certification programs in the amount equal to 50% of the cost of the certification course not to exceed $1,500.

A promising future in long term care awaits!

Click here to apply for EFOHCA scholarship today!!

Scholarship Criteria

  • You must be an employee, or be related to an employee, who has worked for a minimum of 1 year for a member of the Ohio Health Care Association.
  • You must be enrolled, or are about to be enrolled, in an institution of higher learning which offers accredited courses for obtaining a certificate, baccalaureate or post-graduate degree required for a career in long term health care.
  • You must be enrolled for the school year or certification program running July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.
  • Scholarship dollars may only be used for unmet educational expenses billed through your institution (i.e., tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board) and will be payable directly to your school.
  • Unspent funds after your degree or dis-enrollment from your learning institution must be returned to EFOHCA.

Donate to EFOHCA:

If you would like to donate to EFOHCA, please contact our office and Thank You
Your donation goes to support the efforts of the Educational Foundation of OHCA and our mission of scholarship giving and continuing education of professionals in long term care.

Scholarship Application Deadlines: 

Due Friday, March 17, 2023

  • The EFOHCA Scholarship Application
  • Verification of Employment
  • Essay Questions
  • Recent Transcript with grades as Proof of Enrollment (Existing Students Only)
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report (complete 5-page report) does not apply for Certification Applicants
EFOHCA requires each applicant to complete the 2023 - 2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed online by visiting FAFSA .Once the FAFSA is complete, please print and return the complete 10-page report Student Aid Report.

Due no later than Friday, June 16, 2023 (New or Prospective Students Only)
  • Acceptance Letter from your School as Proof of Enrollment
For students enrolling in a new school for the 2023 - 2024 school year, EFOHCA is allowing until Friday, June 16, 2023 for receipt of a copy of an acceptance letter from your school.

If you are selected for an EFOHCA scholarship you will be notified in April 2023 and will have until June 16, 2023 to provide proof of enrollment in order for the check to be issued on your behalf.

What is FAFSA & why should I apply?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the first step in the financial aid process. Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study. In addition, most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their financial aid. Completing the FAFSA not only is a condition of the EFOHCA scholarship program, it also opens up to you the world of other financial aid possibilities. Log on now to begin the FAFSA process for the 2023 - 2024 school year.