Grants and Scholarships

Sandra Lee Schafer Certification Scholarships

This year, HPNF will provide 28 scholarships to nurses nationwide to cover the cost certification fees and are valid for those earning a new Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) certification or those who are renewing their current HPCC certification. Individuals can apply for the scholarships prior to taking the exam or as a reimbursement.

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Conference Scholarships

2021 Clinical Practice Forum Application Due Date: July 30, 2021
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 enhance their professional development and leadership skills in hospice and palliative care. Conference scholarships cover the cost of early-bird registration for attending the event. 

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Leader Scholarship

Application Due Date: August 13, 2021

This brand new scholarship is a proponent of the 2021 HPNA Year of Leadership initiative and is designed to provide financial assistance to nursing professionals seeking leadership development opportunities. The scholarship will cover or supplement the cost to attend one of four pre-selected nursing leadership conferences. 

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Individual Education Scholarship

Application Due Date: June 1, 2021

The individual education scholarships were established by HPNF to provide financial assistance for nursing professionals earning academic degrees. This scholarship may be used for, but not limited to, tuition, books, computer software, and supplies that are related to nursing education. Nurses at all levels of nursing education (from entry level through graduate degrees) are encouraged to apply. 

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Sigma Foundation for Nursing/HPNF End-of-Life Nursing Care Research Grant

Application Due Date: April 1, 2022

In 2004, Sigma Foundation for Nursing and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF) partnered to offer an annual research grant. With the goal of encouraging contributions to the advancement of nursing care through research, one grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded annually. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant. 

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Chapter Education Grant

Application Due Date: July 30, 2021

HPNF promotes hospice and palliative nursing at the local level through Chapter Education Grants. Each year HPNF awards up to six (6) grants to HPNA Chartered Chapters. The purpose of the grant is to benefit chapter members through education and expand chapter membership. Each grant is typically $1,000. The grants are competitive and winners are selected by a review committee consisting of HPNA members. 

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