Grants and Scholarships

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 certification or those who are renewing their current HPCC certification. The scholarships are competitive and individuals are selected from the applicant pool by the HPCC certification scholarship review committee and approved by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation board members.

Eligibility:

  • 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
    If you earned or recertified your credential in September, October, November, or December 2020, you are eligible to apply
  • 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 colleague, preferably a nurse, on professional letterhead
  • Resume or CV 2 pages or less
  • Essay describing:
  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     


Conference Scholarships

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation established the conference scholarship program to provide financial assistance to nursing professionals for attending conferences, such as the Clinical Practice Forum, HPNA sponsored End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) events, and the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care. These scholarships support nurses who wish to augment their professional development and leadership skills in hospice and palliative care. Conference scholarships cover the cost of registration for attending the event. 

Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing

The purpose of this scholarship is to enhance nursing excellence in palliative care. One registered nurse, who is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, will receive a scholarship to attend the virtual Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care (Feb. 17-19, 2021), and a one-year new or renewed HPNA membership. This prestigious scholarship is offered once annually, and is named after Judy Lentz, retired CEO for the organization. The application deadline is January 12, 2021.

Eligibility
  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Must be a member of the Oncology Nursing Society 
  • Preference will be given to those active in the field of oncology

To Apply
Submit a completed Judy Lentz Scholarship for the Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing Application, including all required attachments as listed on the application, to hollyn@hpna.org by January 12, 2021. Those attachments include the following:

  • Resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation (one letter from an immediate supervisor on professional letterhead and one letter from an ONS chapter leader)
  • Copy of RN license or other verification of RN status
  • Copy of ONS membership card or other verification of ONS membership
  • Essay, maximum two pages, following the guidelines provided on the application
Download the Judy Lentz Scholarship for Advancement of Palliative Care in Oncology Nursing Application.

 

7th National Nursing Ethics Conference (NNEC) Scholarship

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation is offering one scholarship to attend the 7th National Nursing Ethics Conference. The upcoming conference will take place March 11-12, 2021 and the theme is "Moral Agents in Action". The application deadline is January 12, 2021. Learn more about the NNEC here.

Eligibility

  • Must be a member of HPNA

To Apply
Submit a completed National Nursing Ethics Conference Scholarship Application, including all required attachments as listed on the application, to hollyn@hpna.org by January 12, 2021. Those attachments include the following:

  • Resume or CV
  • An essay (see application for full details)
  • A signed and dated latter of reference from a supervisor/manager on professional letterhead

Download the National Nursing Ethics Conference Scholarship Application.

 

2021 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care Scholarships

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation is offering multiple scholarships to attend the virtual 2021 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care. Hosted by HPNA and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the Assembly is a 3-day event that brings together your colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care. The application deadline is January 12, 2021. Learn more about the 2021 Assembly here

 

Eligibility

  • Must be a member of HPNA

To Apply
Submit a completed National Nursing Ethics Conference Scholarship Application, including all required attachments as listed on the application, to hollyn@hpna.org by January 12, 2021. Those attachments include the following:

  • Resume or CV
  • An essay (see application for full details)
  • A signed and dated latter of reference from a supervisor/manager on professional letterhead

Download the 2021 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care Conference Scholarship Application.