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Kathryn Brod, MBA

Kathryn Brod


  • Is the association's primary spokesperson
  • Oversees staff and daily operations
  • Promotes LeadingAge Ohio's position and public policy goals to elected officials; staff liaison to Advocacy Committee
  • Responsible for implementing LeadingAge Ohio's strategic direction
  • Works with LeadingAge Ohio Board of Directors
  • Staff liaison to Human Resources Committee


“It’s so wonderful being a part of an organization that cares so much about its employees!  As a student who has used loans to pay for my college education, this scholarship means so much to me.  I am forever grateful!” 

 ~ Tarrah Pickard, Life Enrichment and Activities Director - Deupree House, Cincinnati, Ohio


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Foundation Scholarship

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is a not-for-profit subsidiary of LeadingAge Ohio and supports member employees through a scholarship program helping individuals to further their careers within senior services. Scholarships available are:

  • Clark R. Law Executive Management Scholarship provides assistance for administrators-in-training or others furthering their career in senior services management;

  • General Scholarship Fund provides assistance for individuals wishing to pursue nursing (i.e. nursing school or LPN's wishing to become an RN); or other service lines, such as housing, maintenance, activities, dietary, etc. 

NOTE: Modifications are being made to the current LeadingAge Ohio Scholarship program.  Additional details will be shared with members toward the end of March.  If you have questions or inquiries in the interim, please contact Jennifer Taylor, Director of Communications and Membership, at 614-545-9028.

To learn more about the LeadingAge Ohio Foundation and the scholarship program, watch this introductory video.


 Lisa Slipkovich
Activity Director
Shepherd of the Valley - Poland


2019 Scholarship Information

Who is eligible?

Eligible applicants must:

  • Work for a LeadingAge Ohio member organization having completed at least one year of continuous employment
  • Commit to a minimum of one additional year of employment with the nominating employer
  • Pursue higher education related to the areas of service provided by LeadingAge Ohio members
  • Have approval from his/her supervisor

Eligible programs include:

  • Accredited colleges/universities
  • LeadingAge Ohio and LeadingAge programs
  • Certification programs

The executive management scholarship program will accept applications for executive-level courses not related to a degree.  All awards go to the institution of higher learning or the individual upon proof of enrollment.


The Scholarship Selection Committee will utilize the following criteria in choosing Executive Management and General Scholarship recipients:

  • Education requested matches organizational advancement
  • Tenure with the organization
  • Completeness and timeliness of application
  • Professional presentation of application, including requested narrative of program and how education will benefit self and organization
  • Quality/content of recommendations
  • Education/involvement/experience in LeadingAge Ohio, LeadingAge, other senior or community service groups
  • Any financial support along with an explanation of how educational funding will be paid
  • Identify any efforts to find additional funding within and outside of the organization

The number of scholarships awarded in each category will be determined annually based upon available Foundation funds. 

How to Apply

Scholarship applications can be submitted at any time during the year.  The Scholarship committee reviews applications each year at their July meeting so applications wanting to be considered should be submitted no later than June 15th each year. 

Click the link below to complete the scholarship application.  Please note that once the application has been started, applicants will not be allowed to save a section of the application and complete at a later time.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged to have the required information drafted prior to beginning the online application. (Please see the required information section below for more information.)

2019 LeadingAge Ohio Foundation Scholarship Application


Note These Helpful Suggestions And Guidelines In Applying For A Scholarship:

  • Presentation is important in reviewing applications; to ensure the selection committee can fully review the application, please type and complete the form electronically.
  • All applications must include requested documentation, information and signatures. It is suggested that each attachment be labeled, e.g. “Step 5: Financial Information”; “Step 6: Letter of Recommendation”
  • Letter of Recommendation: A SIGNED letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor or department head which also includes signature of President/CEO or Executive Director must also accompany the application. The letter should highlight the applicant’s achievements, personal and professional growth during employment and how the educational program will benefit the applicant and organization.  
  • Please review the application carefully to ensure that it has been completed fully, including appropriate signatures and documentation and letter (described in Step 6).

The number of scholarships awarded in each category will be determined based upon available Foundation funds


For general inquiries on the Foundation or assistance with scholarships, please contact Kathryn Brod, LeadingAge Ohio President/CEO, at 614-545-9014 or

The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is supported by the contributions of members who share the vision to “grow our own” within the senior services profession.

None at this time.

Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.