Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care Announces $25,000 in Scholarships Available for Professionals
SAN DIEGO, CA – October 20, 2016 https://csupalliativecare.org/. To celebrate National Hospice and Palliative Care month in November 2016, the California State University Institute for Palliative Care (Institute) is pleased to announce that funding from Darlene Marcos Shiley is making possible $25,000 in scholarships for palliative care education for Southern California nurses, social workers, chaplains and other working health care professionals. This is the second consecutive year that Shiley Scholarships have been awarded for palliative care education.
The Shiley Scholarships support health care professionals and members of palliative care teams in increasing access to palliative care for the thousands of individuals in the communities of Southern California who could benefit from the “extra layer of support” in facing serious or chronic illness. Shiley is making these scholarships possible, because, in her own words: “I have experienced the power of palliative care to ease the suffering for someone that I love. It eased a difficult and challenging journey for my late husband Donald – and for me. It made me realize how specialized and important the field of palliative care is, and the growing need for such care in the future.”
Hear From a Past Scholarship Recipient
Tina Roth, a social worker from St. Joseph Health – Anaheim, a scholarship awardee from 2015, made the following comments upon completion of her course:
“I feel that because of this course, I will be able to conduct much more meaningful assessments, and contribute to ongoing program development and assessment tool creation. I can’t thank you enough for this opportunity. I feel truly blessed to have been selected for this scholarship award.” (Post-Master of Social Work Certificate in Palliative Care).
The scholarships will fully fund the tuition for professionals to take the Institute’s online courses to strengthen their delivery of palliative care services to their patients and to enhance the care provided by the organization for which they work. Interested nurses, social workers, chaplains, administrators, and other professionals working in palliative care who live and work in Southern California can apply for one of the scholarships by submitting a completed online application via the scholarship details page.
Scholarship Application Process
Along with providing information about their experience and training, applicants will also be asked to compose an essay describing why they need this education, and how they will use it to improve the care delivered to the people they serve. Applicants will also be asked to submit a letter of support for their application from their organization.
Awards will be determined by an independent committee of palliative care professionals and will be announced in early January 2017. Applicants will be expected to complete all of the coursework funded by the scholarship during calendar year 2017.
The application deadline is midnight Monday November 28, 2016.
“The best way to help make palliative care accessible to everyone is to continue to educate our current and future workforce. That’s why the Institute is so grateful to Darlene Marcos Shiley for her continued support by making the Shiley Scholarships possible for healthcare professionals in Southern California,” stated CSU Institute for Palliative Care Executive Director Helen McNeal.
Organizations are encouraged to support staff and providers to apply for:
- Registered Nurse Certificate in Palliative Care
- Advance Practice Registered Nurse Certificate in Palliative Care
- Post-Master of Social Work Palliative Care Certificate
- Critical Palliative Care Skills for Social Workers
- Building Your Community-Based Palliative Care Program
- What Every… Courses for Nurses, Chaplains, Social Workers and Health Professionals
- All Institute Courses!
More information about the scholarships, and a link to the online application can be reviewed on the scholarship page on Institute’s web site.