Purpose: The purpose of the Chapter Enhancement Scholarship is to promote chapter educational activities and/or community programs that uphold the missions of SUNA and the SUNA Foundation within local SUNA chapters.
Description: Annually, four qualifying chapters will be eligible to receive a scholarship up to $200. All active affiliated SUNA chapters are eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship award.
Procedure: Chapters must submit a completed application by June 30. A panel of SUNA Foundation Trustees, a representative from the Board of Directors and the Foundation Chair will review the applications. Chapters will be notified of their award status by August 1. The five chapters chosen will be announced at the SUNA Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon during the annual conference.
Recipient’s Responsibility: Recipient chapters will be expected to submit documentation either written or electronically to the Foundation board regarding the educational offering or community program within 30-60 days from its conclusion. The documentation should include how the educational offering and/or community program benefited the chapter or greater population.
Criteria: All affiliated SUNA Chapters are eligible to apply for and receive the Chapter Enhancement Scholarship Award. Active chapter status will be verified with the SUNA Secretary. A current Chapter Review form should be on file. Chapters may apply annually as appropriate; previously awarded chapters will be ineligible to apply for the next three years. Chapters must submit their application complete with detailed description of the proposed educational and/or community programs by June 30.
Application Deadline: June 30
2014 Scholarship Recipient
Upper Midwest Chapter
Letter from 2014 scholarship recipient:
We applied the money towards the Fall Prostate Zero 5k run/walk around Minneapolis's Lake Nokomis on September 20, 2014. We were able to have a booth with educational materials and fun handouts. Folks of all ages sported blue mustaches and glitter blue ribbon stickers thanks to SUNA’s Upper Midwest Chapter (UMCSUNA). Team "SUNA or later" had 12 participants, surpassing our goal of 8. UMCSUNA members on the team received T-shirts with our chapter logo and the prostate cancer ribbon, which can be worn again for other events. Thanks for choosing our chapter to receive a Chapter Enhancement Scholarship. We had beautiful weather and a great time at this event.
Karen Martin, CNS
Upper Midwest Chapter