Individual Education Scholarships
The individual education scholarships were established by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation to provide financial assistance for nursing professionals earning academic degrees. These scholarships support nursing professionals who are advancing their careers through academic achievement.
Six scholarships are offered to HPNA members and may be used for, but not limited to, tuition, books, computer software, and supplies that are related to nursing education. They are directed to nurses at all levels of nursing education from entry level through graduate degrees (i.e. associates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate). Individual education scholarships will be awarded in the following manner:
- 2 doctorate level education scholarships at $3,000 each
- 2 master's level education scholarships at $2,000 each
- 1 bachelor's level education scholarship at $1,500
- 1 associate level education scholarship at $750
The scholarships are competitive and winners are selected from the applicant pool by the Individual Education Scholarship Review Committee consisting of HPNF Board members and HPNA members. Scholarship checks are sent directly to the awardees.
- Hold a current HPNA membership.
- Be providing hospice and palliative care nursing.
- Be enrolled in a school of nursing or doctoral program accredited in the United States, be formally matriculated, in good standing, and have successfully completed at least one semester of coursework.
To apply, submit a complete individual education scholarship application and all required attachments as listed on the application to HPNF by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before May 13. The deadline is strictly enforced. Those attachments include the following:
- Letter from the academic program or school that verifies enrollment and good academic standing, or transcripts from the National Student Clearing House (www.nationalstudentclearinghouse.org)
- Letter of reference on institutional letterhead from immediate nursing supervisor which should include assessment of your individual scholastic ability and commitment to hospice and palliative care
- Resume or CV (preferably 2 pages or less)
- Essay; minimum 250 words; maximum two-page, single-spaced, 12-point font; and describe:
- Your professional goals
- Your plan to use this education to advance hospice and palliative care
- The HPNF Individual Education Scholarship Review Committee takes into account applicants’ adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of applications, and quality of responses when reviewing the applicant pool.