The Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) has announced the winners of the John W. Maitland, Jr. / Joseph F. Warner Long Term Care Nurses Scholarship Fund scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

Barbara Maison of Morton was one of the winners and will receive a scholarship of up to $1,000 toward her educational costs.

Barbara Maison is currently working as a DSP at Apostolic Christian LifePoints in Morton, IL. Inspired by the experience of seeing her parents age, she has developed a keen desire to help the elderly and their loved ones. She is enrolled at Illinois Central College working toward becoming an LPN. She plans to continue her career in long term care, to work hard as an advocate for the residents in her care, and hopes to eventually become a DON.

The scholarship fund is named in honor of former State Senator John W. Maitland, Jr. and Joseph F. Warner, two statesmen who worked to advance the needs of the long-term care profession’s vision. The award was created to continue the work they dedicated themselves to for so many years.