SAN MATEO, Calif., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SeniorHomes.com is excited to announce the latest winners of the SeniorHomes.com Caregiver Scholarship. Focusing on full-time studies while providing the best possible care for a loved one can be challenging. This scholarship helps student-caregivers who are in excellent academic standing at a U.S. college or university with a $1,000 scholarship that can be applied toward their tuition or books.
Our expert judges selected two winners based on their written submissions. Each candidate wrote about how the scholarship would impact their life as a student and the loved one they care for. These are the winners for Spring-Summer 2017:
- ANDREA VUONO is a student at Northeastern University studying speech-language pathology and caregiving for her father.
- MONICA SCHNAPP is a student at the University of San Diego studying higher education leadership and caregiving for her father.
"It gives us great pleasure to be able to honor and reward these students, who have taken on two of life's biggest challenges simultaneously, and are excelling at both. We salute their hard work, dedication and perseverance," SeniorHomes.com CEO Karen Cassel said.
Many thanks to our judges who helped us choose winners this round:
- Mary Ellen Nessmith: Mary Ellen wants to live in a world where people age and retire so they feel supported not only by their employer but by their community and families. As an Elder Care Specialist with more than 15 years of experience, Mary Ellen has held professional roles in corporate, private and nonprofit settings, including a decade with the Atlanta Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging. Mary Ellen was hired in December 2015 to manage the Emory Caregiver Support Program. She spends much of her time consulting with faculty and staff on campus helping them navigate the many complex responsibilities involved with caregiving.
- Jane Hamil: Jane is a professional geriatric care manager at Bridging Generations. She's been serving the metro Atlanta, Georgia since 1990 by providing customized care plans for seniors and their families and friends. She offers assistance with the emotional, social, health, and personal issues of aging.
SeniorHomes.com is a trusted Internet resource for families or individuals looking for senior housing or care. We provide thousands of expert-written articles, a free care advisor service and a comprehensive directory of care options. Launched in 2008, the company educates over 2 million people a year on options available for senior living and senior care.
Journalists may read or view the winning submissions here.
To arrange interviews with scholarship winners or judges, please contact:
Diana Lam | Consumer Marketing Manager