Purpose: The purpose of the Chapter Enhancement Scholarship is to promote chapter educational activities and/or community programs that uphold the missions of SUNA and the SUNA Foundation within local SUNA chapters.
Description: Annually, four qualifying chapters will be eligible to receive a scholarship up to $200. All active affiliated SUNA chapters are eligible to apply for and receive the scholarship award.
Procedure: Chapters must submit a completed application by June 30. A panel of SUNA Foundation Trustees, a representative from the Board of Directors and the Foundation Chair will review the applications. Chapters will be notified of their award status by August 1. The five chapters chosen will be announced at the SUNA Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon during the annual conference.
Recipient’s Responsibility: Recipient chapters will be expected to submit documentation either written or electronically to the Foundation board regarding the educational offering or community program within 30-60 days from its conclusion. The documentation should include how the educational offering and/or community program benefited the chapter or greater population.
Criteria: All affiliated SUNA Chapters are eligible to apply for and receive the Chapter Enhancement Scholarship Award. Active chapter status will be verified with the SUNA Secretary. A current Chapter Review form should be on file. Chapters may apply annually as appropriate; previously awarded chapters will be ineligible to apply for the next three years. Chapters must submit their application complete with detailed description of the proposed educational and/or community programs by June 30.
Application Deadline: June 30
Letter from Chapter Enhancement Scholarship Recipient
The Syracuse Chapter was awarded a Chapter Enhancement Scholarship in June 2018 to subsidize our participation in the "Spring into Health" fair in 2019. Our chapter attended the event, which was held on Sunday April 7, in conjunction with Natur-Tyme, a local health store, along with 30 other vendors. We used our scholarship to sponsor a booth. Chapter members volunteered at the booth and talked with participants about urologic health. We discussed four main topics: kidney stones, bladder health, hematuria, and prostate cancer. For each topic, we provided questions for participants to answer for a chance to win a free water bottle. More than 250 participants stopped at our booth and shared their experiences with us. SUNA fact sheets related to the main topics also were available at the table. On behalf of the chapter, I want to express our appreciation for having been awarded the scholarship. This community event was an extremely rewarding experience.
Susan Lipsy, ANP-BC, CUNP
Syracuse Chapter President