Bruce Taylor Scholarship

Application Deadlines: April 30 and August 30 (5:00 p.m. EST)

The Bruce Taylor Scholarship assists the best and brightest among our members’ nursing staff to achieve a higher level of education in a field related to long term care nursing. Applicants should be employed in a FHCA member facility with a length of employment of at least six (6) months; be currently accepted in an accredited school to become a LPN, RN, or ARNP; and be willing to pledge that, upon successful completion of all coursework and licensure as a LPN, RN, or ARNP, will work as such in a FHCA member facility for at least one year.

This scholarship was named after Bruce Taylor, FHCA President from 1980-82, who was instrumental in moving the association to Tallahassee and negotiated on the Gainesville Plan, Florida’s first-ever Medicaid reimbursement plan for nursing centers. During FHCA’s 1983 Annual Conference, the first annual scholarship awards from the Bruce Taylor Scholarship fund were made. A generous contribution from Ross Laboratories established the fund, with a significant donation made by the family of the late Bruce Taylor to perpetuate the scholarship. Today, this scholarship is funded by proceeds raised from the FHCA annual Golf Tournament.