Meet the Graduates

Scholarships & Education

According to LinkedIn Learning research, one of the top reasons people choose to join and stay with an organization is the opportunity for career development and learning. And in today’s challenging job market, providing opportunities for employee growth is a key component of recruiting and retaining top talent. Asbury makes a priority of caring for its associates so that those associates can, in return, care for residents. One important way we do this is by providing scholarships for associates to pursue career growth through education. Across the Asbury system, a total of $75,000 was distributed to 25 associates in 2022. Asbury Foundation donors support this mission by funding associate scholarships.

This investment in associates also helps residents. It helps Asbury fill critical healthcare positions and provide a career pathway to associates who want to stay with an organization where they find value and meaning in their work.

“Our recruiters are thrilled to be able to integrate Asbury scholarships into the overall benefit narrative about Asbury,” says Helene Perdue, Director of Talent Acquisition and Development at Asbury. “It’s clearly a differentiator in today’s competitive labor market.”

Anthony Durski, recently promoted to Director of Clinical Education at Asbury Methodist Village, completed his Master of Nursing degree with assistance from an Asbury scholarship.

“The advancement in my career could not have happened without the gracious support of Asbury residents, the Asbury organization and their commitment to associate growth,” says Anthony. “The conversations and guidance I received from residents during my studies emphasizes the dedication they have for associate growth and prosperity.”

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