Charitable Grants & Scholarships
Gene and Marilyn Nuziard Scholarship Fund
The Board of Directors of QueensCare has named its scholarship fund as a small tribute to Gene and Marilyn Nuziard for their service to QueensCare of over 15 years. During 8 years as Chairman of the Board and through his ongoing service as a member of the board and many committees of the board, Mr. Nuziard has shared his knowledge and experience from the national business community to help QueensCare develop and expand the programs it offers today to the underserved of Los Angeles County.
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist in alleviating the problem of the years long shortage of medical healthcare professionals, by providing funds for persons who wish to obtain an education to qualify them as providers of healthcare services and who do not have the financial means to pay for such an education.
The scholarships are available primarily for the education of assistants and technicians, nurses, physicians, licensed vocational nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, primary care physicians and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine; and secondarily, for the education of physician specialists.
Scholarship recipients may be awarded up to $9,000 - $10,000 per year for students in a 4 year university. Those attending professional or community colleges and part time students are eligible for awards up to $2,000 - $2,500 per year. The funds may be used for tuition, fees and books.
Students should be enrolled in one of the healthcare disciplines listed above. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required for community college and professional school students, 3.0 for undergraduates and 3.25 for graduate students. Funding is available to those who demonstrate financial need and who express an interest in working with the underserved here in Los Angeles County upon graduation. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled at an accredited California college or university, Illinois Wesleyan University, or Northwestern University.
Applicants are required to submit:
- A Gene & Marilyn Nuziard Scholarship & Loan Repayment Fund Application Form.
- A one page typed personal statement addressing the following:
- Academic Potential
- Career Goals
- Community and / or school involvement
- Scholarship and Student Loan Repayment Applicants are required to submit two “Evaluation Forms” with letters of recommendation attached. The letters of recommendation can be from any of the following: teacher, professor, guidance counselor, community leader, church leader, and / or immediate supervisor.
The individual (evaluator) should comment on your scholastic achievements and personal strengths such as enrollment, academic abilities and potential, maturity, motivation, self-confidence, leadership, perseverance, extra curricular activities, and community involvement.
- A copy of the FAFSA or Student Aid Report.
- Official Transcripts
- Curriculum Vitae or resume
- The most recent Tax Return
All materials are due by May 1st and mailed / delivered to:
Gene & Marilyn Nuziard Scholarship & Loan Repayment Fund
950 S. Grand Ave., 2nd Floor South
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify the completeness of his / her application and submit it to QueensCare by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be included in the pool for consideration.
Notification of Award Status
Applicants will be notified by mail.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact QueensCare's Administrative Department at (323) 669-4353.