Five grants in the amount of $4,000 each Available in 2018 – Application Deadline March 15, 2018 To recognize nephrology nurses’ passion and dedication to caring for patients with kidney disease, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) provided the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) with a $20,000 grant for educational scholarships. Five scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each will be awarded to nephrology nurses who wish to further their education. As a special grant, the scholarships will be awarded under a separate timeframe from ANNA’s current scholarship program. All ANNA members are eligible for the new scholarships, which will provide funding for the pursuit of higher education. Members may apply directly for scholarships. The deadline to apply for scholarships through the grant is March 15, 2018. Winners will be announced at the 2018 ANNA National Symposium, April 15-18, in Las Vegas, NV, and funds will be distributed ahead of the fall 2018 academic year. Apply for a Scholarship Eligibility Criteria Candidates must: Apply for the scholarships. Be a current full member of ANNA, having been a member for a minimum of the last 12 months as of March 15, 2018. Be actively involved in nephrology nursing related health care services. Be accepted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program in nursing. Application Details The completed application must include: Documentation that the eligibility criteria are met. Certified transcript(s) of the applicant’s academic records, if currently enrolled, or if not currently enrolled, an official letter of acceptance from the academic institution into a course of part-time or full-time study to begin no later than 3 months following the receipt of the award. Recommendation form submitted by one person on your behalf. The form may be found on the ANNA website. Each recommender must email the completed form directly to the ANNA National Office. (Download the form.) Professional photograph. An essay of 250 words or less written by the applicant describing career/educational goals and addressing: Expected time frame for completion of the degree. Application of this award to meet the expected expenses. Impact of the completion of degree program on applicant’s nephrology nursing practice. Expecations of the Recipient Proof of successful academic progress (grade report or transcript) submitted to ANNA National Office at the conclusion of the semester(s) for which funds were used. Recipients of scholarships agree to allow ANNA and/or FMCNA to publicize their award, name/photo, and personal story in publications, websites, press releases, and social media.. Apply for a Scholarship If you have questions about the scholarships sponsored by FMCNA, please contact the ANNA National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-600-2662.