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2021 Durante Stafford Nursing Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

The Foundation for Quality Care and NYSHFA/NYSCAL’s Nurse Leadership Advisory Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 James D. Durante/Ruth E. Stafford Nursing Scholarship Program.

This Scholarship Fund Program was established to provide financial support to incumbent employees of NYSHFA/NYSCAL member facilities who are also nursing students pursuing careers in long term care.

Two (2) scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to Skilled Nursing Category I LPN and RN students; two (2) scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to Skilled Nursing Category II Advanced RN students; and one (1) scholarship for $2,000 will be awarded to the Assisted Living student.

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients, who are as follows:

Skilled Nursing Category I – $2000 Durante/Stafford Scholarship Recipients
Sarahlee Rolle, Sands Point Center for Health & Rehab, Port Washington, Long Island Region
Heather Hart, St. Johnsville Rehab & Nursing Center, St. Johnsville, Capital District Region

Skilled Nursing Category II – $2000 Durante/Stafford Scholarship Recipients
Elizabeth LaForest, ElderWood at Waverly, Waverly, Central Region
Amber Wollaber, ElderWood at Wheatfield, Niagara Falls, Western Region Buffalo

Assisted Living – $2000 Durante/Stafford Scholarship Recipient
Monique Gibbes, Vassar-Warner Home, Poughkeepsie, Hudson Valley Region

We received many excellent candidates this year and want to thank and acknowledge all who participated in the process. If you have questions regarding this program contact Jackie Pappalardi at the Foundation.

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16