HPNF Individual Education Scholarships

The Individual Education Scholarships were established by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation to provide financial assistance for nursing professionals earning academic degrees. These scholarships support nursing professionals who are advancing their careers through academic achievement.

Six scholarships are offered to HPNA members and may be used for, but not limited to, tuition, books, computer software, and supplies that are related to nursing education. They are directed to nurses at all levels of nursing education from entry level through graduate degrees (i.e. Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate). Individual Education Scholarships will be awarded in the following manner:

  • 2 Doctorate Level Education Scholarships at $3,000 each
  • 2 Master’s Level Education Scholarships at $2,000 each
  • 1 Bachelor’s Level Education Scholarship at $1,500
  • 1 Associate Level Education Scholarship at $750

The scholarships are competitive and winners are selected from the applicant pool by the Individual Education Scholarship Review Committee consisting of HPNF Board members and HPNA members. Scholarship checks are sent directly to the awardees.

To be eligible for the scholarships, candidates must:

  • Hold a current HPNA membership
  • Be providing hospice and palliative care nursing
  • Be enrolled in a school of nursing or doctoral program accredited in the United States, be formally matriculated, in good standing, and have successfully completed at least one semester of coursework
  • Submit a complete Individual Education Scholarship Application including all required attachments:
    • Letter from the academic program or school that verifies enrollment and good academic standing (or use the optional Enrollment Verification Form)
    • Letter of reference on institutional letterhead from immediate nursing supervisor which should include assessment of your individual scholastic ability and commitment to hospice and palliative care
    • Resume or CV (preferably 2 pages or less)
    • Essay; minimum 250 words; maximum two-page, single-spaced, 12 point font; and describe:
      • Your professional goals
      • Your plan to use this education to advance hospice and palliative care
  • Submit all materials so they are received on or before May 13
  • HPNF Individual Education Scholarship Review Committee takes into account applicants’ adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of applications, and quality of responses when reviewing applications of the applicant pool

The deadline is strictly enforced. To apply, submit Individual Education Scholarship Application and all required attachments as listed on the application to HPNF by e-mail at info@hpnf.org on or before May 13.


Kristine Jo Harrington, MS, BSN, RN, AGNP-C ~ Doctorate
Niki Koesel, ANP, ACHPN, FPCN® ~ Doctorate
Emilie Allego, BSN, RN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Amy Jacobs, BSN, RN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Nicole Lauren Barrett, LPN, CHPN® ~ Associates


Marcia Lowe, MSN, RN-BC ~ Doctorate
William Saalfield, RN, BA, BSN, CCRN, CHPN® ~ Doctorate
Caitanya Min, BSN, RN ~ Masters
Rebecca Wedemeier, RN, CHPN® ~ Bachelors
Deborah Whalen, BSN, RN, CHPN®, OCN ~ Masters


Julie Christensen, RN, BSN, CHPN ~ Doctorate/DNP
Amy Jacobs, RN CHPN ~ Bachelors
Megan Morrison, PhD(c), RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN® ~ Doctorate/PhD
Deborah Potticary, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Adonyah Whipple, BSN, RN, CHPN® ~ Masters


Barbara J. Olson, RN, CHPN® ~ Bachelors
Diana Cardella, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Jacqueline Hart, BSN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Han-Lin Chi, RN, BSN, MSN, CHPN® ~ Doctorate
Carma Erickson-Hurt, ACHPN® ~ Doctorate


Robin Alana Daniel ~ Associate
Kathryn Della D’Angelo ~ Bachelors
Laura Ann Healy, RN, BSN, NE-BC, CHPN® ~ Masters
Tasha M. Schoppee, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Joan Gleba Carpenter, RN, BSN, MSN, NP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN® ~ Doctorate
Cheryl L. Petersen, RN, BSN, CPHON ~ Doctorate


Jennifer Marie Nicksic, RN ~ Bachelors
Clare L. Matis, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Catherina Anne Madani, RN, BSN, MSN, CHPN® ~ Doctorate


Lisa Mingo, CNA, CHPNA® ~ Associate
Belena Adkins, RN, CHPN® ~ Bachelors
Jennifer Rae Scheible, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Masters
Deborah Lafond, MS, PNP-BC, CPON, CHPPN® ~ Doctorate


Judith Adams
Elizabeth Anne Blackwell
Karen Peereboom
Jocelyn Reeves


Deborah Bourgeois, RN, BSN, CHPN® ~ Master of Science in nursing candidate
Brian Fikes, RN ~ Master of Science in nursing candidate
April Lockhart, CHPNA® ~ Associate of Science in nursing candidate


Marian Grant, RN, BSN, MSN, CNRP, ACHPN® ~ DNP candidate
Elizabeth Johns, RN-BC, BSN, CHPN® ~ Master of Science in nursing candidate
Pamela M. Johnson, RN, CHPN® ~ Bachelor of Science in nursing candidate


Evelyn Bollinger, RN, BS ~ Master of Science in nursing candidate
Lisa Church, RN, MSN ~ PhD candidate
Linda Judge-McRae, MDiv, RN, CHPN® ~ Bachelor of Science in nursing candidate


Polly Mazanec, MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN ~ Doctorate of Education in nursing candidate
Geraldine M. Nabozny, RN, CHPN® ~ Master of Science degree candidate


Yessenia D. Cantos-Flores, RN ~ Bachelor of Science degree candidate
Julie Hudziak, RN, OCN ~ Master of Science degree candidate
Kristen Marie Kirby, CHPLN® ~ Associate Degree in nursing candidate
Ingrid Sheets, MS, RNC, CNS ~ Doctorate of Education in nursing candidate

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Individual Education Scholarships are awarded to HPNA members to provide financial assistance for nursing professionals earning academic degrees.

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