Grants and Scholarships

HPNF is making some structural changes to the application process for our various scholarships. Please check back later this summer for more information. For immediate questions, please send an email to

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. Due to delays caused by Covid-19 and new application processing procedures, HPNF is looking to award more than 25 scholarships before the end of the year.


  • If you earned or recertified your ACHPN, CHPN, CHPPN, CHPLN, CHPNA, CHPCA, or CPLC credential in 2020 or recertify your HPCC credential in 2020
  • 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. 

We are currently seeking applicants for the following conference scholarships:

  • Virtual Clinical Practice Forum (September 10-12, 2020) Apply by September 16, 2020
  • Virtual ELNEC Core Train-the-Trainer (October 22-23, 2020) Apply by October 23, 2020
  • Virtual ELNEC Pediatric Palliative Care Train-the-Trainer (October 22-23, 2020) Apply by October 23, 2020

Conference Scholarship Application