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 before or after taking the exam.
ELNEC Train-the-Trainer, Core/Pediatric, Dec. 2-3: Application Due Date: October 1, 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.
More about Conference Scholarships
Application Due Date: October 1, 2021
Number of Scholarships Available: 4
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.
Emerging Leaders Award
Application Due Date: November 15, 2021
Number of Scholarships Available: 30
The Emerging Leaders Award is designed to support and encourage early career hospice and palliative nurses. Recipients of the award will receive a 1-year HPNA membership, plaque, pin, and recognition at the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care. Self-nominations are encouraged!
Individual Education Scholarship
None available at this time
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.
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.
Chapter Education Grant
None available at this time
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.