GPHSA Foundation

Governing Body

The governing body of the Foundation consists of five trustees elected by the GPHSA membership for a five-year term, plus the GPHSA President, President-Elect and Treasurer. One trustee rotates each year.

The governing body of the Foundation consists of five trustees elected by the GPHSA membership for a five-year term, plus the GPHSA President, President-Elect and Treasurer. One trustee rotates each year.

Lynn Green, Foundation President (2017-2022)
Jody Sanderson, Foundation Secretary (2018-2023)
Liza Cuevas (2016-2021)
Angie Saturday (2020-2025)
Jan Prescott (2019-2024)
Angie Thompson (2020-2022)
Susan Cooper (2020-2022)
Darbi Hixson (2020-2022)

Purpose & Funding

Funds are available to assist in academic undergraduate and limited graduate work in the forms of loans and grants. Assistance can also be provided for job-related institutes and workshops.

The Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for tax purposes. All contributions are tax deductible.

Five percent of GPHSA members’ dues and twenty percent of agency dues are transferred to the Foundation each year. Memorial gifts and donations are also received by the Foundation.

Academic Assistance

To be eligible for academic assistance, an applicant must be an active member of GPHSA in good standing and have maintained membership for the past 2 consecutive years. Aid is primarily considered for undergraduate level courses and funds are awarded in the form of loans and grants. Currently the maximum lifetime limits are $2,000 for loans and $1,000 for grants. Approval of applications is based on examination of the applicant’s ability to pay their own way, availability of scholarships from other sources and the candidate’s potential for continued employment in a human service organization. Interest on loans is established at the time a loan is approved. Interest in normally below those of lending institutions. Interest charges on loans begin after completion of coursework, or when applicant discontinues their course of study. Coursework must be for academic credit or vocational training directly related to work in a human service organization. Verification of employment is required and all checks are made payable to applicant and the institution jointly. An application must be submitted for each quarter/semester. For an application to be considered timely, it must be received prior to the quarter/semester for which funds are being requested and one week prior to the quarterly Foundation Trustee’s Meeting. A loan agreement and promissory note are executed before loan payments are sent to a recipient of a loan. Recipients of loans are responsible for notifying the Foundation within thirty (30) days after completion of course work or applicant discontinuing their course of study. Repayment begins sixty (60) days after completion of course work or discontinuation of course of study. In the event a recipient of a loan terminates employment in a human services organization or is no longer active in GPHSA, the full amount of the loan and interest are due within sixty (60) days.

How to apply

Educational Assistance Application

Training Fund Application