Certification Scholarships

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation offers Certification Scholarships each year. These scholarships are for new and renewal HPCC certification and are determined on a rolling monthly basis. In each round, awards will be given with a preference for at least one at each level of certification ~ Advanced Practice, Generalist Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Administrator, Pediatric Registered Nurse, and Perinatal Loss Care.

The scholarships are competitive and provide reimbursement of certification fees to eligible individuals selected from the applicant pool by the Certification Scholarship Review Committee consisting of HPNF board members and HPNA members. Applicants may be new or renewing certificants.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarships, candidates must:

  • Hold a current HPNA membership when taking the test or submitting HPAR packet
  • Personally pay for exam or HPAR fee
    • Note: Individuals who have been reimbursed for their certification/recertification fees by any other institution or organization are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Submit a complete Certification Scholarship Application including all required attachments:
    • Copy of the testing company certification acknowledgement letter indicating that you have passed the exam or HPCC letter indicating successful renewal of certification by the HPAR method
    • One professional letter of reference from a supervisor, preferably a nurse on professional letterhead
    • Resume or CV (2 pages or less)
    • Essay, minimum 250 words and maximum two pages, describing:
      • Your dedication to hospice and palliative care
      • Your commitment to volunteerism
      • Your professional goals
      • Why certification is important to you
  • Submit all materials on or before the deadline below
  • HPNF Certification Scholarship Review Committee takes into account your adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of application, and quality of responses when reviewing applications of the applicant pool
Deadline
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with the deadline on the first of every month.
Recent Recipients of the HPNF Certification Scholarships

2016
  • Jerene Renee Aldinger, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN®
  • Patricia Ringos Beach, MSN, RN, ACHPN®, AOCN
  • Sharon Benson, CBCN, MS, FNP-C, ACHPN®
  • Sheila Brandonburg, RN, CHPN®
  • Cindy Capen, MSN, RN, CHPN®
  • Tracy Cain English, ARNP, DNP
  • Carrie Gardner, BSN, RN, MHR, CHPN®
  • James R. Huff, LPN, CHPLN®
  • Marilyn Jira, RN, CHPN®
  • Tara Lauria, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN®
  • Eleanor Melton, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN®
2015
  • Amiee Blumenchein, RN, CHPN®
  • Holly Clanton, RN, BSN, CCRN, CHPN®
  • Ann Coyle, RNC, BS,-P, CPLC®
  • J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN, ACHPN®
  • Brian Fikes, APN-BC, ACHPN®
  • Sally Flores, RN-BC, BSN, CHPN®, PCN, MA, PMin
  • Jennifer Fournier, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, AOCN, CHPN®
  • Ellen Henahan, RN, CHPN®
  • Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, RN, PhD, CHPPN®
  • Sandra Monk, MSN, RN, CHPN®
  • Tamara Scott, RN, MSN, CPNP,CPON, CHPPN®
  • Mary Schueller, MSN, RN, AOCNS, CHPN®
  • Paula Turpening, NM, ANP-BC, ACHPN®
  • Mercedia White, RN, CHPN®
  • Rhiana Wiggins, BSN, RN, CHPN®
2014
  • Lori Ann Browne, CHPN®
  • Dawn Marie Gebhart, RN, CHPN®
  • Rebecca Vreeman Hoden, RN, CHPN®
  • Heidi C. Lee, RN, CHPN®
  • Celeste Noone MacArthur, CHPN®
  • Akiko Morimoto, CHPN®
  • John Nkata, CHPNA®
  • Theresaann Marie Pietras, RN, BSN, CCRN, CHPN®
  • William James Saalfeld, RN, CCRN, CHPN®
  • Lisa Wild, CHPN®
2013
  • Deborah Brunelle, CHPN®
  • JoAnne Chitwood, CHPN®
  • Carol Jean Cullinan, CHPN®
  • Linda Figura, CHPLN®
  • Betty I. Hunter, CHPN®
  • Carma Erickson-Hurt, ACHPN®
  • Denise Marie Kassal, CHPNA®
  • Megan Feeney King, CHPN®
  • Patricia A. Lee, CHPN®
  • Lisa Ann Levy, CHPN®
  • Deanna R. Tansey, CHPN®
  • Heron  Faith Warren, ACHPN®
  • Brenda Wilkerson, CHPN®
2012
  • Sandra L. Aligarbes, CHPN®
  • Renee Baird, CHPN®
  • David Christopher Free, CHPN®
  • Michelle Marie Goffinet, CHPLN®
  • Rosa W. Goldberg, CHPN®
  • Susan Ellen Frost Morin, CHPN®
  • Quinten Robertson, CHPN®
  • Roxanne Lee Rowe, CHPN®
  • Julie Ann Rudolph, CHPN®
  • Sharon Seabolt, CHPN®
  • Pamela Woo, ACHPN®
  • Diane Yorke, CHPPN®
2011
  • Vivienne Johnson, CHPNA®
  • Genevieve Kenney, CNA, CHPNA®
  • Diane Stein, RN, BSN, CHPN®
  • Katherine Weller-Lena, CHPN®
2010
  • Funmilayo Aina, RN, BSN, CHPN®
  • Kimberly Frier, MSN, FNP BC, ACHPN®
  • DeAnna Looper, RN, CHPN®
  • Cynthia Rohret, RN, BSN, CHPN®
2009
  • Nancy Mason, MSN, RN, CPNP, ACHPN®
  • Victoria Meyer, RN, CHPN®
  • Ottamissiah Moore, BS, LPN, CLNI, WCC, CHPLN®
  • Jeanette Millner, CNA, CHPNA™
2008
  • Michelle Marie Goffinet, LPN, CHPLN®
  • Bernadine Hillman, CNA/HHA, CHPNA™
  • Cynthia Ney Leipold, MN, RN, FNP-BC, FNPC, ACHPN®
  • Carolyn Odell, RN, CHPN®
  • Mickaye Williams, RN, CHPN®
2007
  • Nancy Ayock, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN®
  • Kathleen Broglio, MN, ANP-CS, ACHPN®
  • Carla Jolley, ARNP, MN, AOCN, CHPN®
2006
  • Susan Bannigan, LPN, CHPLN®
  • Naomi Howland, RN, BSN, CHPN®
  • Melissa Ann Memoli, RN, CHPN®
  • Michele A Naugle, RN, BS, MS, CHPN®, CRNP
  • Beverly Turner, MSN, ARNP-BC, ACHPN®
2005
  • Michelle Gabriel, RN, MSN, ACHPN®, OCN
  • Dawn Kunz, MSN, AOCN, CHPN®
  • Ottamissiah Moore, LPN, CLNI, CHPLN®

Apply for a Certification Scholarship

To apply for a Certification Scholarship, submit an application and all required attachments to HPNF by e-mail at info@hpnf.org by the first of each month.

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