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  • 1. ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY FOUNDATION Mary Scherbring Conference Scholarship 2010 ONS Institutes of Learning Conference Scholarship PURPOSE: To support a registered nurse interested in developing their career as an oncology nurse by attending the ONS Institutes of Learning Conference. The Mary Scherbring Conference Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of ONS in memory of their colleague Mary Scherbring. Mary, a long time member of the Southeast Minnesota Chapter, was an oncology nurse at the Mayo Clinic when she was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in February 2007. Mary, an advocate for oncology nursing continuing education, chaired the planning committee for the 2006 ONS Institutes of Learning conference. SCHOLARSHIP: Recipients of this scholarship will receive a $1,200 educational scholarship to apply toward ONS Institutes of Learning Conference registration, travel to and from the conference and per diem conference expenses.* The conference registration fee will be automatically deducted from grant prior to payment. Individuals living or working within a 50 mile radius of the conference location are eligible to receive the conference registration fee only. The registration fee will be paid directly to ONS. $500 funding is available from the Oncology Hematology Care to support a Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter member who meets the recommended cut score. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. The applicant must be a registered nurse involved in cancer nursing. 2. The applicant must describe how their attendance at this conference will make a difference in their practice. 3. A biographical data sheet and essay addressing the applicant’s role as an oncology nurse and how attending the ONS Institutes of Learning Conference will impact their practice and the patients in their care. Applicants must address how they plan to share the information they learn with other nursing colleagues. The essay must not exceed 350 words and must not have been previously submitted to the ONS Foundation for another scholarship and funded. Word count must be inserted after the essay. 4. The applicant must be able to attend the conference specific for the scholarship in its entirety. NOTE: • An individual cannot receive this scholarship more than one time. 1 ONS Foundation 6/10
  • 2. ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY FOUNDATION Mary Scherbring Conference Scholarship A PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE OF ONCOLOGY NURSES WILL SELECT THE RECIPIENT DEADLINE DATE: Application must be received by September 15, 2010. Email applications to foundation@ons.org If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation National Office 1-866-257-4667 choose option #4 for the Foundation. 2 ONS Foundation 6/10
  • 3. ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY FOUNDATION Mary Scherbring Conference Scholarship APPLICATION FORM Biographical Information Nominee Full Name:       Credentials:       Home Address:             City/State/Zip Position/Title:       Business Full Name:       Department:       Business Address:             City/ State/Zip Work Phone: (     )       Home Phone: (     )       E-Mail:       Employment: Full time Part time Percentage of work time dedicated to oncology:      Do you practice in a rural urban setting? Are you a member of the Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter Yes No Have you attended this conference in the past? Yes No Able to attend conference specific for this scholarship: Yes (Mandatory for scholarship) (Application incomplete if box not checked) No Have you received an Institutes of Learning Scholarship from the Foundation in the past? Yes       Year No 3 ONS Foundation 6/10
  • 4. ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY FOUNDATION Mary Scherbring Conference Scholarship ESSAY In 350 words, or less, describe 1. Your role as an oncology nurse 2. How attending the ONS Institutes of Learning Conference will impact your practice 3. How attending the ONS Institutes of Learning Conference will impact the patients you care for. 4. How you plan to share the information you learn with other nursing colleagues. Insert essay, not to exceed 350 words:       (insert essay word count      ) 4 ONS Foundation 6/10
  • 5. ONCOLOGY NURSING SOCIETY FOUNDATION Mary Scherbring Conference Scholarship RESUME Insert resume - Not to exceed two pages       5 ONS Foundation 6/10