Certification Scholarships

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation offers Certification Scholarships each year. These scholarships are for new and renewal HPCC certification and are determined on a rolling monthly basis.  In each round, awards will be given with a preference for at least one at each level of certification ~ Advanced Practice, Generalist Nurse, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Administrator, Pediatric Registered Nurse, and Perinatal Loss Care.

The scholarships are competitive and provide reimbursement of certification fees to eligible individuals selected from the applicant pool by the Certification Scholarship Review Committee consisting of HPNF board members and HPNA members. Applicants may be new or renewing certificants.


To be eligible for the scholarships, candidates must:

  • Hold a current HPNA membership when taking the test or submitting HPAR packet
  • Personally pay for exam or HPAR fee
    • Note: Individuals who have been reimbursed for their certification/recertification fees by any other institution or organization are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Submit a complete Certification Scholarship Application including all required attachments:
    • Copy of the testing company certification acknowledgement letter indicating that you have passed the exam or HPCC letter indicating successful renewal of certification by the HPAR method
    • One professional letter of reference from a supervisor, preferably a nurse on professional letterhead
    • Resume or CV (2 pages or less)
    • Essay, minimum 250 words and maximum two pages, describing:
      • Your dedication to hospice and palliative care
      • Your commitment to volunteerism
      • Your professional goals
      • Why certification is important to you
  • Submit all materials on or before the deadline below
  • HPNF Certification Scholarship Review Committee takes into account your adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of application, and quality of responses when reviewing applications of the applicant pool
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with the deadline on the first of every month.
Recipients of the HPNF-HPCC Certification Scholarships

2014 Spring
  • Lori Ann Browne, CHPN®
  • Celeste Noone MacArthur, CHPN®
  • Akiko Morimoto, CHPN®
  • Lisa Wild, CHPN®
2013 Fall
  • Deborah Brunelle, CHPN®
  • Carol Jean Cullinan, CHPN®
  • Megan Feeney King, CHPN®
  • Patricia A. Lee, CHPN®
  • Lisa Ann Levy, CHPN®
  • Brenda Wilkerson, CHPN®
  • JoAnne Chitwood, CHPN®
2013 Spring
  • Carma Erickson-Hurt, ACHPN®
  • Heron Faith Warren, ACHPN®
  • Betty I. Hunter, CHPN®
  • Deanna R. Tansey, CHPN®
  • Linda Figura, CHPLN®
  • Denise Marie Kassal, CHPNA®
2012 Fall
  • Sandra L. Aligarbes, CHPN®
  • Michelle Marie Goffinet, CHPLN®
  • Quinten Robertson, CHPN®
  • Roxanne Lee Rowe, CHPN®
  • Sharon Seabolt, CHPN®
  • Diane Yorke, CHPPN®
2012 Spring
  • Pamela Woo, ACHPN®
  • Renee Baird, CHPN®
  • David Christopher Free, CHPN®
  • Rosa W. Goldberg, CHPN®
  • Susan Ellen Frost Morin, CHPN®
  • Julie Ann Rudolph, CHPN®
2011 Fall
  • Vivienne Johnson, CHPNA®
  • Katherine Weller-Lena, CHPN®
2011 Spring
  • Genevieve Kenney, CNA, CHPNA®
  • Diane Stein, RN, BSN, CHPN®
2010 Fall
  • Funmilayo Aina, RN, BSN, CHPN®
2010 Spring
  • DeAnna Looper, RN, CHPN®
  • Kimberly Frier, MSN, FNP BC, ACHPN®
  • Cynthia Rohret, RN, BSN, CHPN®, CHPCA®
2009 Fall
  • Nancy Mason, MSN, RN, CPNP, ACHPN®
  • Victoria Meyer, RN, CHPN®
  • Ottamissiah Moore, BS, LPN, CLNI, WCC, CHPLN®
  • Jeanette Millner, CNA, CHPNA™
2008 Fall
  • Cynthia Ney Leipold, MN, RN, FNP-BC, FNPC, ACHPN®
  • Carolyn Odell, RN, CHPN®
  • Michelle Marie Goffinet, LPN, CHPLN®
  • Bernadine Hillman, CNA/HHA, CHPNA™
2008 Spring
  • Mickaye Williams, RN, CHPN®

2007 Fall

  • Nancy Ayock, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN®
2007 Spring
  • Kathleen Broglio, MN, ANP-CS, ACHPN®
  • Carla Jolley, ARNP, MN, AOCN, CHPN®
2006 Fall
  • Beverly Turner, MSN, ARNP-BC, ACHPN®
  • Naomi Howland, RN, BSN, CHPN®
  • Susan Bannigan, LPN, CHPLN®
2006 Spring
  • Melissa Ann Memoli, RN, CHPN®
  • Michele A Naugle, RN, BS, MS, CHPN®, CRNP
  • Michelle Gabriel, RN, MSN, ACHPN®, OCN
  • Dawn Kunz, MSN, AOCN, CHPN®
  • Ottamissiah Moore, LPN, CLNI, CHPLN®
Apply for a Certification Scholarship

To apply for a Certification Scholarship, submit an application and all required attachments to HPNF by e-mail at info@hpnf.org by the first of each month.

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