SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Scholarship & Grant Information

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SCR of the WOCN Conference 2017
"Boots and Pearls" September 29-30, 2017 - Houston Texas


 

Scholarships & Grants

 

South Central Region Scholarships and Grants Committee

The SCR is committed to supporting the WOC nurse in furthering the research basis for practice. The South Central Region offers two, $250.00 scholarships for members within our region wishing to develop an abstract and poster for presentation at the WOCN national conference each year.

The SCR Scholarship Committee proposes that the Scholarship Committee be established as a permanent committee consisting of 5 members (if available) representing the states that make up the region. The SCR treasurer will occupy the position from their respective state.

The SCR Scholarship Committee recommends that the following Preface and Statement of Non-discrimination be adapted:

Preface

The purpose of SCR Scholarship program is to support individuals committed to working with patients with wounds, ostomies, continence, and/or foot and nail related issues, whom provide services within the region. The Certification/Recertification Grant and the Conference Regional/National Grant are based on volunteer participation on regional committees. The WOCNEP Scholarship along with the Poster and Youth Rally Scholarship take financial need into consideration.

Statement of Non-discrimination

The SCR WOCN does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

If you have any questions regarding the Scholarship application or grant program, please contact the Scholarship Chair.

 

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Scholarships

Ostomy Association of the Houston Area and
Spring Branch Medical Supply Scholarship

The South Central Region of the WOCN will be working with the ostomy Association of the Houston Area and RJ Poonawala to offer and disperse this scholarship.  Applications are taken from September 1, 2016 until May 31, 2017 and awarded in September of 2017.
 

WOC Nursing Educational Program

Beverly G. Hampton Scholarship

This fund was created to assist a WOC student from the South Central Region enrolled in a WOCN Education Program. It is preferred that the student be enrolled in a program within the SCR, if none is available then the fund will be available for other WOCN educational programs. Two scholarships of $1500 will be available yearly and chosen by the SCR Scholarship Committee

SCR Poster Presentation Scholarship

The SCR is committed to supporting the WOC nurse in furthering the research basis for practice. The South Central Region offers two, $250.00 scholarships for members within our region wishing to develop an abstract and poster for presentation at the WOCN national conference each year.

Youth Rally Scholarship

This scholarship fund is designated to assist a child to attend summer camp or to send a WOC/ET nurse, as a camp counselor. The SCR Scholarship Committee will evaluate this individually each year and will provide up to $500 toward expenses.

Grants

The Scholarship Committee proposes establishing a Grant program in order to ensure the equitable distribution of funds and to reduce concerns of bias or misconduct by committee and/or SCR Council members. The grant distribution can be adjusted as needed based on the number of applicants within each grant category and/or based on the financial status of the region. Grant funds are determined by the revenue generated by the regional conference and will not exceed 50% of that revenue. The amount and number of grants will be determined at the Transitional Meeting by the Council members following the Fall Regional Conference for the next year.

Grants will be awarded for: Certification, Recertification, Regional Conference and National Conference.

 Applications for all scholarships and grants are accepted January through May. These will be distributed June through October when the scholarship committee has determined the winners and all required information has been received. Review of applications and information will be blinded by the Scholarship Chair. The SCR Scholarship Committee members representing different states within the SCR will review applications for acceptance.

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