Education

Improving Residents’ Lives, One Scholarship at a Time

Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Of course, he wasn’t talking about CALA’s partnership with the University of Southern California (USC), but he could have been.

widget-uscdavisFor four years, USC has made a commitment to support CALA members in their ongoing pursuit of providing excellent care and service to California’s Assisted Living, Memory Care, and CCRC residents by awarding a CALA member a scholarship to the Davis School of Gerontology.

Applications are now being accepted for this exclusive scholarship which covers tuition costs for one of five graduate degree programs. These programs, which can be completed in person or online, complement our members’ current work experience and give them the opportunity to advance in their long-term care careers.

Last year, the recipient of the scholarship was Will Pringle, Executive Director of Paramount Court. He has worked in long-term care for over 10 years and says, “I have dedicated my entire professional life to the care of seniors. It is my chosen life path and I frankly can’t imagine my life devoid of it…My personal experiences in the field of aging have truly shaped me as a person. My residents have improved my life and I constantly strive to improve their lives.”

His strong foundation in long-term care will likely be a great match for USC’s curriculum. The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology explores all aspects of human opportunities in biology, psychology, sociology, policy, and aging services offer a unique, multidisciplinary curriculum.

Are you now imagining now how an advanced degree in Gerontology could enhance your work as an Assisted Living provider? Then make 2017 the year to invest in your career and expand your knowledge of long-term care. Click here to learn more about the scholarship and download an application today!

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 19, 2017

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