July 20, 2015 – Eight employees at Carroll Lutheran Village have been awarded scholarships to continue their educations. The scholarships were presented to the students at a reception on July 16.
The scholarships are awarded through the Walters Education Fund, which provides scholarship opportunities to Village employees in three tracks: student, professional development and clinical. To qualify for a Student Scholarship, student employees must have worked at least 1,000 hours at Carroll Lutheran Village and plan to enroll full-time in college in the fall. Each receives $500 per semester for up to eight semesters. Student scholarships are funded by donations from residents of Carroll Lutheran Village to show appreciation for the quality of service provided by the students. The 2015 recipients are:
- Brooke Ausherman of Westminster who will attend Carroll Community College
- Asa Hanson of Westminster who will attend Carroll Community College
- Nicholas Lolli of Westminster who will attend the University of Maryland
- Joshua Luber of Westminster who will attend the University of Tulsa
- Christina Vaughn of Westminster who will attend Towson University
Clinical track scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to existing employees who wish to enter or advance in the health care field. The 2015 recipients are:
- Charity Bennett of Westminster who will pursue a GNA certification at Carroll Community College
- Amanda Bonner of Westminster who will pursue a GNA certification at Carroll Community College
- Amber Wentz of Union Bridge who will pursue a GNA certification at Carroll Community College
The Walters Education Fund strengthens Carroll Lutheran Village’s ability to attract and retain the best possible talent to serve residents,” said Vice President of Human Resources Suzy Dyer-Gear. “It also allows us to offer competitive professional development and career growth opportunities.”
Since its inception in 2000, the scholarship program has awarded more than $171,000 in scholarships to 100 students.
Carroll Lutheran Village is an accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Westminster, MD. Carroll Lutheran Village is home to 700 residents and more than 400 employees.