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Advanced Practice Scholarship Information

Advanced Practice Scholarship Information

Dorothy Doughty Education Scholarships

2021 Advanced Practice Nursing Education Program Scholarship Criteria and Application

Southeast Region of the WOCN® Society is proud to offer scholarship awards for those nurses wishing to attend graduate school. Scholarship applications are accepted once a year. Deadline for submission is May 16, 2021. Applications may be submitted before the program begins.
Applications will be accepted through Sunday, May 16, 2021


Scholarship Criteria:

  • Current active member of the Southeast Region of the WOCN® Society - (Member of the WOCN® Society with SER selected as your region)
  • Employed or willing to seek employment within the Southeast Region in the clinical practice of wound, ostomy, continence or foot care nursing upon graduation
  • Seeking a Master's or Doctoral Degree or NP/CNS Certificate
  • Proof of current enrollment or acceptance into a NLN accredited nursing program or other accredited college/university
  • Certified by the WOCNCB® in one of the following: wound, ostomy, continence and/or foot care
  • A satisfactory letter of recommendation from professional associates who have known the applicant for at least one year (from current employer or colleague is preferred)
  • Has not been awarded a scholarship from the SER of the WOCN® Society in the past three years
  • To receive monetary award, requirements must be completed within 18 months of award notification
  • Recipient(s) will receive the scholarship upon receipt of transcripts for semester/quarter credit
  • All information potentially identifying the nominee will be redacted for an impartial blind vote by the Southeast Region board of directors
  • Recipient(s) will be notified by July 15, 2021
  • Current board members are not eligible for this award

Scholarship recipients will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes associated with the scholarship. In the event, a recipient receives an amount of $600 or more, they will be required to submit a W-9 form BEFORE receiving scholarship payment.

The SER does not share/exchange application information with the WOCN® Society.

The following items must be sent to the SER of WOCN® Society Director of Awards at time of submission.   IF ITEMS ARE NOT RECEIVED (or postmarked) on May 16, 2021 THE APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED

  1. One letter of recommendation signed by the person writing the recommendation, preferably on letterhead
  2. Proof of one of the following: acceptance, current enrollment or graduation (within current calendar year) from a NLN accredited nursing program or other accredited college/university
  3. Proof of current WOCN® Society membership
  4. Proof of WOCNCB® certification in one or more specialties
  5. If available, proof of employment within the SER of the WOCN® Society
Send materials to:

by email:
Postal mail:
SER of the WOCN® Society
c/o Bernie Haberer, Manager
36181 East Lake Road, Ste. 376
Palm Harbor, FL 34685