David Lebenbom Memorial Scholarship Award for Nursing Facilities

Established in 2016 in memory of HCAM’s long-time legal counsel, the David Lebenbom Memorial Scholarship provides cash awards to assist employees in meeting education expenses and advancing the long-term care profession. Contracted as special legal counsel for the association in the 1960s, David Lebenbom helped pioneer the laws governing long-term care in Michigan over the next 40 years. His firm, Lebenbom and Rothman P.C., continues to serve as HCAM general counsel today.

Scholarship applicants must be employed by an HCAM skilled nursing facility member in good standing for a minimum of one year and be enrolled in an education program related to long-term care at an accredited college or university. This can include, but is not limited to, nursing, art, music therapy, and other related fields. Winners will be recognized at the HCAM Annual Convention, Sept. 18-20, 2023, in Grand Rapids.


Be sure to include via email:

  • Letter of recommendation from current administrator regarding applicant’s job performance and length of time employed at skilled nursing facility
  • Academic transcript
  • Documentation verifying applicant’s acceptance into educational program for which scholarship will be applied

In 2023, HCAM will award up to 10 $2,500 scholarships.

How to Make a Donation to the Scholarship Fund

The HCAM Scholarship Fund is registered as a 501(c)3 and any donation received is considered a charitable contribution. Donations to the David Lebenbom Memorial Scholarship can be made via two methods:

  1. Pay online via PayPal 
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  2. Mail a check payable to HCAM Scholarship Fund to:
    HCAM Scholarship Fund – David Lebenbom Scholarship
    7413 Westshire Dr.
    Lansing, MI  48917

2022 David Lebenbom Memorial Scholarship Winners

HCAM awarded 11 scholarships to employees at member facilities. Congratulations!

Jennifer Bennett, West Woods of Niles, Southwestern Michigan College, Health Information Technology

Mackenna Darnell, Mission Point of Greenville, Montcalm Community College, Nursing

Karlee Dunson, Grandvue Medical Care Facility, Grand Valley State University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Mercedes Glynn, West Woods of Niles, Ferris State University, Business Administration – minor in facility management/long-term care

Kelsey Kirkland, Willows at Howell, Eastern Michigan University, Nursing

Carrie Leos, Midland Kings Daughters, Delta College, Nursing

Therese Maupin-Moore, Thornapple Manor, Western Michigan, Masters of Social Work

Shelly Moore, Ovid Healthcare Center, Delta College, Nursing

Tyler Potila, D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Bay College West College, Nursing

Katelyn Proshek, Mission Point Health Campus of Jackson, Albion College, Psychology

Jacob Rodanhisler,  Mission Point of Greenville, Grand Valley State University, Allied Health Sciences

Past Recipients