Administered by the Ohio Chapter
The purpose of this endowment is to sponsor two students to attend the Spring ACHCA Convocation.
The deadline for submissions ended on January 19, 2018.


The Ohio Chapter of ACHCA believes that the quality of care and life in a nursing center begins with the Administrator’s quality of education. Therefore, the Ohio Chapter invites you to apply for the Phil McConnell Scholarship. Two individuals will be selected for scholarships. The recipients of this award will receive up to $1500.00 towards one full conference registration, travel, and lodging to the ACHCA National Meeting, this year being held in Orlando FL, from April 21st-24th 2018.

 This scholarship is being generously donated from the W. Philip McConnell Scholarship Fund in memory of Phil McConnell, a past president of the Ohio Chapter who devoted his life to the advancement of long term care administration and the efforts of ACHCA.

Selection criteria

  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a Nursing Home Administrator AIT program or enrolled in a recognized university/college training program for nursing home administrators;
  • Current member of ACHCA (for student membership, download an application from www.achca.org and return it with your scholarship nomination form);
  • One of the students receiving the McConnell Scholarship must live in Ohio. The other student receiving the McConnell Scholarship will be selected from the pool of applicants throughout the U.S.

How to apply

Submit your current resume or curriculum vitae to: Stephanie Antoun, Ohio Chapter President:  [email protected]

1. Provide two letters of nomination/recommendation (if enrolled in an AIT program, one must be from your preceptor, or, if a student, one must be from your advisor/professor; and

2. Prepare a one page paper describing your intentions for your future in long term care administration (i.e. your goals, what drives you to excel, what you believe your contributions will be to the profession, etc.)

3. Note that this scholarship is administered by the Ohio Chapter of ACHCA. Recipients must attend the ACHCA Convocation in Orlando, FL from April 21-24, 2018 to have his/her award announced. The recipient will be notified 45 days before Convocation so he/she can plan on attending. The deadline for submissions ended on January 19, 2018.