QueensCare Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 1
Award Deadline: May 1, 2024

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 Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards:

  • One (1) four-year scholarship to a student at the University of Illinois, Champaign
  • One-year scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students residing in and attending colleges and universities in California for up to four (4) years
  • Up to $10,000 per year based on financial need and academic performance

Eligibility: 

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 California and the University of Illinois, Champagne (Mr. Brandlin’s alma mater).

Eligible Programs:

Scholarship applicant must be enrolled in or accepted to a program of studies to become a health professional. Examples of eligible programs include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical / Pharmacy Technician
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Dentist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Obstetrician
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Eligible Colleges and Universities

  • University of Illinois-Champaign
  • Any University of California
  • Any California State University
  • Any California Community College
  • Any private university or college located in California whose credits upon transfer are given equal standing to those of California state institutions.
  • Educational institutions accredited by the California BRN or the BVNPT for RN or Vocational Nursing programs. 
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