The Inclusion and Belonging Committee established the DEIB Scholarship to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in ambulatory care nursing, healthcare, and the AAACN organization.

The DEIB Scholarship was created to increase diversity within AAACN, financially support underrepresented groups in AAACN (including funding for hotel, travel, and registration), promote cultural competence, inclusivity, and belonging within AAACN, and to encourage learning from diverse perspectives within conference.

This scholarship will be maintained by members of the Inclusion and Belonging Committee, who will review applications and determine the recipients.

This scholarship will provide one recipient annually with a complimentary AAACN conference registration (full conference only; will not include Pre-Conference or Post-Conference sessions), as well as reimbursement up to $2,500 for travel and hotel expenses.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • Practicing nurses from underrepresented groups (as defined by race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran).
  • Pre-licensure students are eligible for this scholarship. If you are a pre-licensed student, you will be asked to write a statement about what draws you to ambulatory care nursing.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Provide evidence of commitment to DEIB in nursing.
  • Willingness to give back (potentially join the Inclusion and Belonging Committee, write an article for a AAACN publication, participate in social media statements, provide a brief video for social media sharing a bit about how the experience has enriched and inspired them, etc.).
  • Must be a member of AAACN at the time of application submission (OR be willing to join if selected for this scholarship).

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