Heather May Herrick Scholarship Program
The scholarship is named in memory of Heather May Herrick. Heather received outstanding care, including palliative care and pain management from a Nurse Practitioner which made a huge difference to Heather and her family. After a long battle with cancer pain, thanks to a Nurse Practitioner, her last 2 months of life were comfortable. In appreciation for the unique role of the Nurse Practitioner in Australia and the outstanding work that they do, Heather’s family has funded a scholarship program aimed at supporting more Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses to deliver services to people like Heather.
10 Scholarships are to be awarded each year over 5 years2019 - 2023. Attendance at the Conference (September) in the same year of application/award is required for the scholarship to be granted. Each Scholarship will consist of $1,000 and is to assist with Registration and Travel costs to the ACNP National Conference. Please note: Awarding of the Heather May Herrick Scholarship to previous recipients may occur after a three year break.
This scholarship is in conjunction with the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN)
- 1st February Nominations open
- 15th May Nominations close
- 17th-29th May Working party will meet and decide on a winner
- 10th June Winners and applicants notified
- 4th September Announcement of winners at ACNP National Conference all announcements are to be held in confidence until this date.
Please note: Awarding of the Heather May Herrick Scholarship to previous recipients may occur after a three year break.
Please see the documents outlined below for full details of the Scholarship.
Congratulations to the following Recipients of the first Heather May Herrick Scholarships.
- Amor Kisling
- Elizabeth Hristov
- Fiona Gillaners
- Khera Kim
- Kylie Cross
- Melanie Press
- Melissa Hanson
- Monica Attard
- Robyne Hingley
- Sue McDonald
Awardees with Stephen Herrick (Centre) and Andrew Herrick (Right)