Larry Wood Scholarship Award

Larry Wood Scholarship Award

The Larry Wood scholarship covers expenses for travel, hotel, conference fees and a per diem for food will be covered. The scholarship will recognize exceptional job performance, commitment to professional learning and growth, and appreciation for the receiving employee for their role in providing direct support to the individuals at Benhaven.


All full time staff, in good standing, who provide direct support services and have been employed by Benhaven for a minimum of one year are eligible to be nominated for the award.  Nominations are accepted from those we support, families, fellow staff, or supervisors who have first-hand knowledge of the nominee's performance.


Nominations should be submitted to the area director by September 27, 2019.

Areas directors will inform staff members that have been nominated and ask them to submit in writing or through a video answers to the following 3 questions:

  1. Why are you interested in attending a conference?
  2. How does attending the conference apply to your work?
  3. How would you share the knowledge you acquire with others?

Nominees’ responses need to be submitted to their area director by October 11, 2019.

Area Directors will submit the nominee from the program to the Executive Director by October 15, 2019. The winner of the scholarship will be determined by November 30, 2019.

Check out these websites to see information about their conferences:

21st Annual Amity Charitable Trust Wine Tasting Event
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