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Palliative Care Education Scholarships Available for San Diego County Health Professionals

Jennifer Moore Ballentine 
CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care; 760750-7290 

November 4, 2021 (SAN MARCOS, CA) – To recognize National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November, the California State University Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care is offering $25,000 in scholarships to San Diego County health professionals seeking convenient, high-quality, online palliative care education. 

The annual Donald and Darlene Marcos Shiley Scholarships, funded by San Diego philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley, cover the full cost of tuition in any of the Institute’s online courses. Last year, scholarships were awarded to 16 nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other health professionals working in San Diego County. 

Scholarship applications are available now and can be accessed by visiting The deadline to apply is midnight Nov 19 

(Don’t wait until the last minute! Scholarship applications require background information, a short essay, and a letter of support from a supervisor.) 

Palliative care is patient-centered, whole-person care that helps manage the symptoms and stress of serious illness, allowing patients and those who care for them to live their best lives possible.  

The Institute, headquartered at CSU San Marcos, was created to expand access to and awareness of palliative care by educating current and future health professionals in palliative care skills such as advance care planning, clear and compassionate communication, pain and symptom management, psychosocial and spiritual care, and more. 

Since 2012, more than 29,000 health professionals have enrolled in Institute courses and more than 25,000 undergraduate students in California have participated in palliative care education and awareness campaigns led by the Institute’s campus partners. 

For more information on the San Diego scholarships, visit or call 760-750-4006. 

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