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MHS Awards Six Academic Scholarships

Pictured left to right: Elmer-Ediger Memorial Scholarship recipients Carissa Mast, and Gabrielle Ott of Goshen College and Miller-Erb Nursing Scholarship recipients Abigail Keiwua and Rosabel Evangelisa Rios of Goshen College.

MHS awarded six academic scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. The Miller-Erb Nursing Scholarship presented two eligible students $2,500 each to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing. The Elmer-Ediger Memorial Scholarship presented four eligible students $3,000 each to pursue a degree in the field of behavioral health or developmental disabilities.

The Miller-Erb Nursing Scholarship for 2022-2023 was awarded to two students: Abigail Keiwua and Rosabel Evangelisa Rios, Goshen College.

The Elmer-Ediger Memorial Scholarship was awarded to four students: Shanti Kauffman, Bethel College, and Carissa Mast, Catrina Lambert, and Gabrielle Ott, Goshen College.

Eligible applicants were full time in their sophomore or junior year of college at time of application with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Preference was given to those applicants who self-identify as a student from an underrepresented background, students with financial need who attend an Anabaptist college, university or church, or work for an MHS Alliance Member Organization.

Visit the MHS website for more information on eligibility and selection criteria: https://mhsonline.org/resources/mhs-grants-scholarships/

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MHS Announces Two Academic Scholarships

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MHS will offer the Miller-Erb Nursing Scholarship and the Elmer-Ediger Memorial Scholarship for 2022-2023 school year. The application period for both scholarships is January 1through March 15, 2022.

The Miller-Erb Nursing Scholarship is for $2,500 and will be awarded to two eligible students pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing.

The Elmer-Ediger Memorial Scholarship is for $3,000 and will be awarded to four eligible students in programs of study in the field of behavioral health or developmental disabilities.

Applicants must be full time in their sophomore or junior year of college at time of application with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  United States and international students may apply.

Preference will be given to those applicants with financial need who attend an Anabaptist college, university or church or work for an MHS Alliance Member Organization. Visit the MHS website at www.mhsonline.org/grants-&-scholarships for more information on eligibility and selection criteria as well as links to the application forms.

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Leaders of Faith-Based Aging Services Organizations Urge Congress to Deliver Life-Saving COVID Relief for Vulnerable Older Adults and Caregivers

MHS Joins 10 Groups Representing More than 5,000 Organizations Across Numerous Religions and Denominations Urge Congress to Find Common Ground   

Contact: Chris Rahe, chris@mhsonline.org

July 29, 2020, Washington DC – As Congress negotiates the next COVID relief package, ten associations of faith-based and mission-driven aging and disability service providers joined with MHS  to demand that lawmakers include comprehensive relief measures to safeguard older adults and care workers.

In a letter today to Congress and the Administration, they outline the crucial resources for all providers and staff who care for older adults, based on national aging services association LeadingAge’s Five Essential Actions. Find your elected representatives here to contact them and urge them to support the Five Essential Actions.

“Today we are coming together to urge you to find common ground, and deliver the life-saving relief we need to continue fulfilling our historic role in the lives of so many Americans,” they said in the letter. “It is not acceptable to continue on as we have been for months. This is a full-fledged crisis like we’ve never seen before that will only worsen in the crucial days and months to come.”

“We are aligned in our ardent belief that the actions you as leaders of our country take in the next weeks will determine the life and death of many of our nation’s most vulnerable older adults,” the letter continues, “This is an historic moment. It must be met with historic action. Older adults deserve nothing less.”

Collectively the organizations represent over 5,000 organizations based on a range of faiths and denominations, including Catholics, Jews, Lutherans, Methodists, Mennonites, United Church of Christ and Church of the Brethren, Presbyterian, and Quakers.

The letter notes that nearly 100,000 people over 65 have died from COVID-19 in recent months, and that the virus has been most deadly for older people of color, and nearly half of all COVID-19 fatalities have been nursing home residents and staff. 

“We need Congress and the White House to agree to a bipartisan solution that protects residents and staff at the nation’s senior living facilities, including many MHS members,” said Karen Lehman, MHS President/CEO.

Lehman was joined in the letter by 10 leaders of associations of faith-based and mission-driven aging and disability service providers:

Don Shulman
President & Chief Executive Officer
AJAS
Sr. Mary Haddad,
RSM President and CEO
Catholic Health Association of the United States
Michael J. Readinger
President/ CEO
The Council for Health & Human Service Ministries
David Lawrenz
Executive Director
Fellowship of Brethren Homes
Jane Mack
President & CEO
Friends Services Alliance
Charlotte Haberaecker
President & CEO
Lutheran Services in America
Cynthia L. Ray, M.Div
Executive Director
Presbyterian Association of Homes & Services for the Aging
Reuben D. Rotman
President & CEO
Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
Katie Smith Sloan
President and CEO
LeadingAge
Mary Kemper
President & CEO
United Methodist Association of Health & Welfare Ministries