Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) recently granted Tracye Miller (left center), an Admissions Assistant at Plantation Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the Bruce Taylor Scholarship Award.
This award was recently awarded to six front-line caregivers to help them achieve their goal of becoming nurses, with a total of $3,750 in scholarships. Miller received $500 to pursue a Registered Nurse degree.
Each scholarship recipient is currently enrolled in a program to advance their clinical studies, has demonstrated a commitment to the residents entrusted to their care, shown leadership potential among their peers, and shared their personal story on why they want to continue their education.
In her application for the scholarship, Miller shared that she “loves helping people and wants to work in a profession that is challenging, interesting, and makes an impact on people’s daily lives” – which she said is why she decided to become a nurse.
“Florida has a demand for nurses, and FHCA is proud to contribute to the clinical study advancements of these health care professionals,” said Emmett Reed, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Health Care Association. “Tracye Miller has shown dedication to her career and the patients she works with, and FHCA praises her drive to expand her career and contribute to Florida’s increasing demand.”
Other recipients of FHCA Bruce Taylor Scholarship Awards for the fall cycle are:
- Sylvia Ware, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Bardmoor Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center in Largo, receiving $750 to pursue a Registered Nurse (RN) degree;
- Barbara Hosler, an LPN at Menorah Life in St. Petersburg, received $500 toward a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to RN bridge program;
- Cobenis Diaz, an LPN at Palm Garden of Clearwater, received $750 toward the LPN to Assistant Director of Nursing bridge program;
- Kelly Kelson, a Home Health Aide at Village on the Green in Longwood, received $500 to pursue an LPN degree; and
- Leocadia Vargas, Housekeeping Laundry Director at Jackson Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Miami, received $750 to pursue an RN degree.
The Bruce Taylor Scholarship was established to provide resources for FHCA member nursing center and assisted living facility staff to further their education and pursue their career goals in nursing.. Scholarships are awarded twice a year and funded through the Florida Health Care Education & Development Foundation, the Association’s charitable foundation. For more information, visit the FHCA website at www.fhca.org.