Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society Academic Education Scholarship
The Academic Education Scholarship was implemented as a means of helping PENS to meet its goal of advancing the art and science of pediatric endocrine nursing. PENS is committed to increasing the knowledge base and enhancing the professional development of nurses in the field of pediatric endocrinology. Education is one of several means of professional development, and PENS has provided the Academic Education Scholarship to help its members meet academic goals.
-- The applicant must be an active PENS member who is pursuing her/his further education in an accredited degree program in nursing.
-- The applicant must be currently employed in pediatric endocrine nursing.
-- The applicant must have a minimum of 3 years of PENS membership prior to applying.
-- Scholarships shall be awarded for up to $1,000 per award with a maximum of $1,000 per year per applicant. The applicant will be eligible to apply for a maximum of 2 consecutive years out of each 5 year period.
-- Priority shall be given to persons who are pursuing their BS(N), and to those who are first time applicants/recipients, i. e. those who have not previously received a scholarship.
-- Obligatory continuing education contact hours are not included.
-- Allowable expenses are not limited to tuition but may include books, commuting, and child care.
-- Applicants must complete the scholarship application form available from the PENS Executive Office and the PENS Web site.
-- Completed applications include the following:
-- Copy of RN License
-- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
-- Documentation of registration or receipt from college/university
-- Transcript of grades or acceptance letter
-- Applications must be submitted by one of two deadlines: April 1 or September 1. Applications will be considered for funding for payments that begin six (6) months before or six (6) months
after the PENS application deadline.
-- Members may apply once a year.
-- Applications are blinded and sent to the Board of Directors for review.
-- The Board will approve funding and amount of the award.
-- The amount of the award will be determined by funds available.
PENS Executive Office
Phone: (913) 895-4628
Toll-Free: (877) 936-7367
Fax: (913) 895-4652
PENS Executive Office
PO Box 14516
Lenexa, KS 66285-4516