Judy Lentz Scholarship

Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing

The purpose of the Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing is to enhance nursing excellence in palliative care by providing educational opportunities for registered nurses. This scholarship opportunity, created in 2012, is offered in the name of Judy Lentz, retired CEO of the Alliance for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Nursing, in recognition of her passion and lifelong dedication to oncology nursing and palliative care.

The Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing provides a registered nurse (RN), who is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, with a one-year RN membership (new or renewal) to HPNA, conference registration for the next year’s AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly, and a $1,500 stipend check for travel, room and meals to attend the next year’s AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly.

This scholarship opportunity is offered once annually. The scholarship is competitive and the winner is selected from the applicant pool by the Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing Review Committee consisting of HPNF board members and HPNA members.

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Be a member of the Oncology Nursing Society
  • Preference will be given to those active in the field of oncology
  • Submit a completed Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing Application including all required attachments:
    • Essay, maximum two pages, addressing:
      • Brief description of your oncology work
      • Statement of motivation and purpose for applying to this scholarship
      • Statement of motivation and purpose for attending the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly
      • Statement about how the education provided through HPNA membership will benefit oncology care in general and your practice and care to patients in specific
      • Statement about how the education provided through AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly will benefit oncology care in general and your practice and care to patients in specific
    • Copy of RN license or other verification of RN
    • Copy of ONS membership card or other verification of ONS membership
    • Two letters of recommendation (highly recommend one letter of recommendation from immediate supervisor and one letter of recommendation from local ONS chapter leader), both on professional letterhead
    • Resume or CV (two pages or less)
  • Submit all materials to HPNF on or before January 1
  • HPNF Judy Lentz Scholarship Review Committee takes into account your adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of applications, and quality of responses when reviewing applications of the applicant pool

Submit Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing Application and all required attachments as listed on the application to HPNF by e-mail at info@hpnf.org on or before January 1 of each year.

2016

Awarded at the 2017 Annual Assembly
Kim Bergay, OCN, CHPN®

2015

Awarded at the 2016 Annual Assembly
Kristi A. Acker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN®

2014

Awarded at the 2015 Annual Assembly
Ashley N. Jones, RN, BSN, OCN

2013

Awarded at the 2014 Annual Assembly
Rona Janel Johnson, RN, BSN, OCN

2012

Awarded at the 2013 Annual Assembly
Megan Kilpatrick, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN®.

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The Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing is to enhance nursing excellence in palliative care by providing educational opportunities for registered nurses.

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