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Jean Griswold Foundation National Caregiver Scholarship Program

Supporting Those Who are Dedicated to Helping Others

The application window for 2023 Winter Scholarship has ended. Thank you to everyone who has applied and nominated an outstanding caregiver. Stay tuned for Scholarship award winner announcements starting December 11th!

Announcing the Summer 2023 Jean Griswold Foundation Scholars – watch their reactions when they first get the news!

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We are excited to announce that in our first scholarship year we have awarded $44,200 in scholarships to 18 overachieving caregivers from across the country! Congratulations to:

  • Andrea Coulter - Andrea came to caregiving after first looking after her mother. Andrea has dreamed of becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 5 years!

  • Claudia Estrada - Claudia has been caregiving for over 20 years and is looking to add CNA training to her extensive real-world expertise

  • Casey Hart - Finding her passion for caregiving at a young age being close to a special needs family member, Casey found herself needing care after a devastating accident. Casey brings her heart and wide perspective to every client, and now her continued studies.

  • Emily Lewis - Emily has been a standout professional caregiver with the AZ Office for over a decade.. She is loved by her clients and Griswold team. Emily first plans to pursue a CNA, but she doesn't expect to stop there. Emily finds support for continued education from her family and her church community.

  • Cora Lacy - Cora began caregiving at 19 and is less than a year from completing her nursing degree. Cora hope to bring her compassion and high quality of care to rural and low-income areas.

  • Valerie Meombe Mbolle - Valerie has witnessed exceptional medical care for loved ones and focuses her ambitions on becoming an RN and then a Nurse Practitioner, delivering care and kindness to sick children.

  • Sarah Jalloh - Growing up, Sarah always dreamed of becoming a nurse. Doubt crept in and she took time to become a caregiver, gaining skills and confidence. Now an outstanding nursing student, she excels in GPA and compassionate care!

  • Bettina “Tina” Conde - After the tragic death of her brother to Covid, Tina knew it was time to take her 15 years of experience with EMS to follow her dream of becoming an RN! A single mom of 3, this will impact her whole family as well as patients, clients and families she cares for in the future.

  • Dominic Sardegna - Growing up very close to his grandmother, Dominic always had a special place in his heart for providing care and comfort to seniors. After taking a break from school to care for his father, Dominic is now ready to graduate with his Associate's Degree in public health before moving to his bachelor's studies in nursing.

  • Sydney Brown - This college athlete identified her passion early, taking every doctor's appointment as an opportunity to learn and compare experiences. Having completed her training for CNA, AUA, Phlebotomy and ECG technician, and 2 years of home health in her pocket, Sydney is ready to begin nursing school.

  • Renee Kemp - The death of a beloved elder, herself a nurse, sparked Renee's passion to leap into a nursing career. Ending her recent Spring Semester with a 4.0 and providing care and comfort to by the end of every shift as a Patient Care Technician, we know Renee's dreams will become reality.

  • Ke’Erra Hughes - A single mom just completing her Associate's Degree of Science in Human Services, Ke'Erra plans to build a career in service of seniors in the underserved areas of Mississippi.

  • Oumou - Oumou, a perennial learner, came to caregiving after watching her grieving grandmother lack the support she needed from her care team. Oumou dedicated herself to becoming that support for others as a caregiver and as a future nurse.

  • Anne Rosales – Anne is committed to showing her girls that "even if it takes a while, it is still achievable." Anne pursues her CNA certificate with support of the JGF and we know that's just the beginning of her career journey.

  • Jasmine Ramirez - After first working in a nursing home at 15 years old, Jasmine has always known caring would be in her future. Now in her junior year of nursing school, Jasmine is ready to embark on this leg of her care career journey!

  • Teresa Vaughan - A CNA Caregiver since high school, Teresa has been working and attending school part time for the past 6 years. Now enrolled in a full-time nursing program, the JGF is so excited to recognize her dedication to her education and career.

  • Elizabeth Fowler - Elizabeth's dreams of becoming a teacher were re-drawn following the death of a family friend to cancer and the near-death illness of her best friend. Now her dreams involve becoming a pediatric oncology nurse. Elizabeth takes her recent CNA training into nursing school and beyond.

  • Kris Atkinson - Combining his love for community, his faith, and his caring for others, Army Reservist Kris embarks on his CNA course upon his return from base training, with plans to become a hospice chaplain.

All 2023 Scholarship Winners

Each caregiver will receive up to $3,000 to continue their education in a care-related field. These caregivers have displayed enduring dedication, arduous work ethic, and abiding motivation, and we are thrilled to provide the financial support they deserve.

The Jean Griswold Foundation is focused on caregivers and wants to support their goals. Applicants do not have to be associated with Griswold Home Care, and the funds will be paid directly to the institution where the caregiver will be receiving education. The application window for 2023 Winter Scholarship has ended. Thank you to everyone who has applied and nominated an outstanding caregiver. Stay tuned for Scholarship award winner announcements starting December 11th!

About The Jean Griswold Foundation

Honoring the founder of Griswold Home Care, Dr. Jean Griswold, The Jean Griswold Foundation is a public non-profit whose primary goal is to support caregivers. Funds raised through private donors, corporations, franchisees, and employees will focus on caregiver education through scholarships and educational programs. The Jean Griswold Foundation believes that everyone deserves to age with dignity in the comfort of their homes, regardless of financial status or available resources. Caregivers are the driving force behind the home care industry, and it is through supporting them that success will be achieved.

Visit the Jean Griswold Foundation website to learn more!

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