MANCHESTER — Catholic Charities New Hampshire has created a new scholarship fund for licensed nursing assistants, seeking to advance their nursing careers through licensed practical nurse degrees.

It will provide full-tuition scholarships for approximately 10 LNAs beginning this fall, according to a news release. Funds for the scholarships are made available as a result of the sale of an asset.

Prospective scholarship candidates must be employed by one of the following Catholic Charities New Hampshire skilled nursing facilities: Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Manchester; St. Teresa Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Manchester; St. Joseph Residence in Manchester; Bishop Peterson Residence in Manchester; St. Ann Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Dover; St. Vincent Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Berlin; Warde Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Windham; and St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Laconia.

“We’re continually searching for more ways to invest in our incredible staff, knowing many possess a strong ambition to pursue additional education opportunities yet lack the resources to follow those dreams,” said Tom Blonski, president and CEO of Catholic Charities New Hampshire.

The announcement earlier this month comes on the heels of Catholic Charities New Hampshire’s collaboration with Rivier University’s Project Advance program, which includes scholarships for LPNs employed by Catholic Charities New Hampshire to pursue their associate of science in nursing (ASN) degree at Rivier.

Candidates will be able to apply directly through Healthcare Services department at Catholic Charities New Hampshire. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2019.