Staring Awarded Scholarship

June 1, 2018 

Jenny Staring, a payroll and accounts payable specialist, will receive $1,069 to complete a college algebra class at M State, with the goal set to earn her associate of science degree in accounting.

Jenny is one of four employees chosen as recipients for the spring application round of its PioneerCare Center Employee Scholarship Program. The opportunity helps empower current care center employees to grow within their positions or to pursue a new direction within the organization.

“I have been working on my education for the past seven years,” Jenny said.

Jenny’s role at PioneerCare serves as an example of the diversity of skills it takes to support caring for others. The primary goal of PioneerCare’s scholarship program is to inspire and support those who wish to enter and sustain a meaningful career in long term care, whether it is a career in nursing or another field that supports the mission.

PioneerCare opens three selection rounds a year for its employees to apply for this scholarship program. An applicant needs to have completed at least six continuous months as a PioneerCare Center employee in good standing and have worked an average of at least ten hours a week. Seasonal employees such as students may qualify for scholarship funds if they work an average of at least ten hours per week between October 1 and September 30 prior to the application period.

The scholarships support courses or programs that lead to advancement within the employee’s current position or to a new position within PioneerCare. More details are available by calling PioneerCare at 218-998-1500.

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