Gene and Marilyn Nuziard Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Sponsored by QueensCare
In recognition of 32 years of service to and management of QueensCare, the John Joseph Brandlin Scholarship Fund distributes $250,000 in support of healthcare education every year. QueensCare awards these funds to assist in curing the continuous shortage of healthcare professionals working in underserved communities.
Among his many contributions, John Joseph Brandlin (1913 – 2010) co-founded with Arthur W. Barron, QueensCare, a charity dedicated to providing free and low-cost healthcare to low-income residents of Los Angeles County in 1998. Mr. Brandlin understood the value of education. As a four-year scholarship recipient himself, he attended the University of Illinois, later the School of Law at the University of Southern California, and subsequently practiced law in Los Angeles for 50 years.
The John Joseph Brandlin Scholarship Fund is limited to students preparing for careers in the healthcare field, from medical assistants to physicians, in disciplines specified by the QueensCare Board of Directors.
The John Joseph Brandlin Scholarship Fund Awards:
A) One (1) four-year scholarship to a student at the University of Illinois, Champaign
B) Four (4) one-year scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students residing in and attending colleges and universities in Los Angeles County for up to four (4) years
C) Up to $10,000 per year based on financial need and academic performance
A minimum GPA of 2.5 for a community college student is required. A minimum 3.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.25 for graduates is also required. Funding is available to those who demonstrate financial need, reside in, and attend accredited colleges and universities in Los Angeles County and the University of Illinois, Champagne (Mr. Brandlin's alma mater).
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Technician
- Licensed Vocational Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Nurse Practitioner
- Physician's Assistant
- Primary Care Physician
- Clinical Pharmacist
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine