Certification Scholarships

These scholarships provide reimbursement of certification fees to eligible individuals and are valid for those earning a new Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) certification or those who are renewing their current HPCC certification.


  • If you are planning to certify or recertify your ACHPN, CHPN, CHPPN, CHPLN, CHPNA, CHPCA, or CPLC credential in 2021
  • If you earned or recertified your ACHPN, CHPN, CHPPN, CHPLN CHPNA, CHPCA, or CPLC credential in 2021
  • Personally pay for the exam or HPAR fee
  • Individuals who have been reimbursed for their certification/recertification fees by any other institution or organization are not eligible for this scholarship

To Apply:

Submit a completed certification scholarship application including all required attachments:

  • One professional letter of reference from a supervisor or manager on letterhead.
  • Resume or CV 2 pages or less
  • Provide a 250-word essay and address each of the following points for the Scholarship Review Committee (please note, spelling, grammar, and syntax will be evaluated):
  1. Your dedication to hospice and palliative care
  2. Your commitment to volunteerism
  3. Your professional goals (short/long-term, sharing knowledge with colleagues, involvement in activities at local, state, or national levels, and commitment to lifelong learning)
  4. Why certification is important to you

Certification Scholarship Application

Certification Scholarship Recent Recipients  


  • Amber Ballard, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • Hayley Bustos, RN, MSN, FNPC, ACHPN
  • Erin Collins, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Melody Draper, MSN, NP-C, ACHPN
  • Amy Dykman, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Tyler Fair, CNA, CHPNA
  • Dorothy Harsen, MSN, FNP, GNP, ACHPN
  • Leighanne Hartman, MSN, RN, CHPN, CCRC
  • Clare Ironside, FNP-BC, ACHPN
  • Benjamin Keigley, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Brittany Kettles, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Samantha Langley, MSN, APRN, AGCNSBC, ACHPN
  • Susan Lee, PhD, RN, CNP, ACHPN, FAAN
  • Eleanor Melton, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, ACHPN
  • Kristin Le Ann Mills, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • Andrew Patrick-Baudet, MBA, RN, CHPN, CHPCA
  • Thea Peck, RN, CHPN
  • Caroline Rohr Martinek, MPH, MSN, CNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN
  • Jennifer Ruff, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Cynthia Werhane, RN, BSN, CHPN
  • Robin Wilson, MSN, RN, CCM, CHPN


  • Holly Lynn Clanton, BSN, CCRN, CHPN
  • Michelle Cooley, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN
  • Erin R. Currie, PhD, RN, CPLC
  • Rebecca Lynn Edwards, DNP, APRN, ACNP, AOCNP, ACHPN
  • Brandi Holloway, MSN, RN, CNL, CHPN
  • Lisa Kenney, MA, CHPNA
  • Katelyn Linker, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Tiffani L. McKenna, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
  • Theresa Pietras, RN, CHPN
  • Sharon Seaton, RN BSN CHPN HCS-D, HCS-O


  • Geraldine Abbatiello, PhD, GNP-BC, ACHPN, RN-BC
  • Alexander Ambuehl, RN, CHPN
  • Nanci Berg, ANP, ACHPN
  • Anne Cantine, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Rayona Canty, CHPNA
  • Rebecca Cline, RN, CHPN
  • Susan Compton, RN, MSN
  • Georgia Hantzsche, CNA, CHPNA
  • Mary Ellen Levine, MSN/Ed, RN, CHPN
  • Lisa Ilene Machlin, RN, IBCLC, CPLC
  • Youngsook Theresa Olsson, DNP, FNP-BS, RN, ACHPN
  • Eugenia Parlet, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Yvonne Patton, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Kathy Plakovic, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN
  • Penny Lynn Smith, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Charonne Sutherland, RN, CHPN
  • Lisa Wild, RN, CHPN


  • Susan Irene Alexander, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Erica C. Bolar, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CHPN
  • Lauren Crandall, BSN, RN, CHPPN
  • Kristin Fox, ANP-BC, ACHPN
  • Susan Grasse, BSN, RN, CHPNA
  • Jennifer Jolly Grinage, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Melinda Marie Hansen, RN, MS, ACNS, ACHPN
  • Vicki T. Haye, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Rebecca Hoh, BSN, RN, OCN, CHPN
  • Daniek Mackenzie, BSN, RN, CHPCA, CHPN
  • Suzanne Markham, LPN, CHPLN
  • Carol J. Nichols, BSN, RN, CHPN
  • Julia Janelle Rivera, BSN, RN, CHPN

Certification Scholarship Winners 2012-2016