Advocates for Georgia's Elderly Since 1953

Education & Research

The Georgia Health Care Association Education & Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that functions to develop, promote and support the professional development and education of individuals who desire to specialize in long-term and post-acute healthcare.  Established in 1991, the nursing scholarship program was created to financially assist nurses to obtain or advance their education and to encourage specialization in long term and post-acute care. The program is funded by contributions to and participation in the annual Foundation raffle and other donations received throughout the year. 

The Centers for Disease Control projects that adults age 65 or older will increase to 71 million by 2030. A competent and dedicated workforce must be available to meet the needs of those needing post-acute services. The Georgia Health Care Association Research & Education Foundation is passionate about investing in the future of post-acute care by offering educational support to associates employed at member facilities and to attract nurses to post-acute care. Recently, as a part of their strategic outreach efforts, the Foundation broadened their reach and now include external scholarships to nursing students in various public and private nursing programs across the state.

Click here to purchase 2024 Foundation Raffle Tickets.

Click here for the 2024 Lucy M. Rogers Nurse Scholarship Application.

Click here to donate to the GHCA Education & Research Foundation.

GHCA has developed a flyer for promoting the Lucy M. Rogers Scholarship program that can be posted in GHCA member centers/communities to generate interest among employees. The flyer includes information about the scholarship program along with a scannable QR code that directs to the scholarship webpage and application form. Click here to download the flyer.

Scholarship Recipient Information

Qualified scholarship recipients are selected by the Foundation and receive funds to aid with expenses incurred during their time of study. Scholarships are available to individuals pursuing a degree that will enable them to work in Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN) or Nurse Practitioner (NP).


  • Applicant must have been employed by a GHCA member provider (SNF, ALF, SOURCE) for one year

  • Applicant must be recommended by the Administrator/Executive Director and Director of Nursing/Clinical Supervisor

  • Commit to part-time or full-time employment while attending school; and,

  • Remain employed in the GHCA member provider setting of their choice for one year post-graduation