Gloria Scharf Beedie Memorial Grant

Sponsored by the family of Gloria Scharf Beedie


To fund the development of a new program or support an existing program that promotes patient education and / or quality of life


$1,000 and a plaque

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Current full member of ANNA, having been a member of ANNA for a minimum of the last 2 years as of the awards/scholarship application deadline.
  2. Actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services.
  3. Key participant in an education or quality of life program.
  4. Program may be a new endeavor or one already established.


The application must include:

  1. Letter(s) of support from the administrator, medical director, or nursing director from the institution or unit where project will be conducted.
  2. Project proposal, limited to 4 double-spaced pages, to include:
    1. Description of the program
    2. Current clinical applicability, including relationship to the Nephrology Nursing Standards of Practice and Guidelines for Care
    3. Benefit to kidney patient population
    4. Demonstration of originality, creativity, and organization
    5. Details of implementation
    6. Itemized budget

Expectations of the Recipient

A written report of the use of the funds and the achievements as a result of the grant is to be submitted to the ANNA Board of Directors by February 1 of the following year.

Note: Blinded copies of this application and supporting documents are not necessary.