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Sandra Bobbitt Continuing Education Scholarship

Awarded to members only

To provide annual continuing education scholarships to subsidize the educational efforts of members.

Committee Composition
The Sandra Bobbitt scholarship approval committee shall be comprised of the executive vice president and two executive board of directors’ members appointed by the executive president annually.

I.    Funding Guidelines

A.   A maximum of $4,000 shall be awarded in scholarships annually.
B.   A maximum of $600 per member shall be awarded annually.
C.   Reimbursement shall be no more than $150.00 per one-hour presentation.
D.   At least 50% of annual monies shall be allocated for the Association's national conference.
E.   Monies shall not be awarded in conjunction with other Association scholarships for the same course.
F.   Applications for scholarships to the Association's annual conference must be submitted by July 1st of the year of the conference. The maximum award is the amount
      of the general conference fee, plus one night lodging. Four full scholarships will be awarded each year for attendance at the Association’s annual conference.

II.    Award Criteria
A.   Applicant must be a current active AOHP member. Consideration will be given to number of years as an AOHP member in good standing.
B.   Award limited to one (1) per member, per year, or at the discretion of the continuing education scholarship committee.
C.   Course material must be of professional value to the member.
D.   Course should have associated continuing education units.
E.   Funding for certification courses will be considered.
F.   Applicant eligibility will be evaluated based on the information required on the application.
G.   While previous recipients who have been granted this scholarship may apply, they will be considered only if there are no new scholarship applicants.
H.   This award is non transferrable. If member cannot use scholarship, recipient must immediately notify the Executive Vice President for consideration of
       remaining applicants.

III. Application Process
A.    Member submits a written request six to eight (6-8) weeks in advance of the course when possible, but requests may be considered within 30 days of the course
        offering, or by July 1st for the national conference. Applications should be email to AOHP Headquarters (, Attention: Sandra Bobbitt Application
        AOHP Headquarters will forward all applications to the executive vice president. All applications must include:
              1.   Application form
              2.   Brochure (Not needed if applying for AOHP national conference)
B.   Applications are reviewed by the executive vice president and two other board members using the Continuing Education Scholarship Evaluation Instrument.
C.   The total score of the numerical ratings is used as an indicator in the scholarship selection  process.
D.   The executive vice president shall notify the applicant in writing of the committee’s final decision with a copy to the executive treasurer, if approved.
E.    Scholarship funds shall be awarded as follows (except for AOHP national conference):
              1.     Half of the monies upon application acceptance.
              2.     The remaining monies upon proof of course completion. Proof of course completion (certificate or similar document) should be sent to the
                      executive vice president.
              3.     For AOHP national conference, a letter shall be issued (sample following).
F.     Applicants for scholarships to the AOHP annual conference will be notified of the disposition of their applications by July 1st.

Download Scholarship Award Application

Sandra Bobbitt Scholarship Recipients

2004 - Lynn Arndt, Lynne Karnitz and Rose Yaptinchay
2005 - Sandra Bobbitt Scholarships for the 2005 conference: Linda Good, Janet Williams, Kerry Owens, Lynn Arndt; Sandra Bobbitt Scholarship for an outside conference: Denise Strode
2006 - Lynn Arndt, Janet Crafts, Denise Knoblauch
2007 - Anna Hook, Kim Twinsdale, Jo Ella Waugh
2008 - Mary Bliss, Rose Yaptinchay for conference; Denise Knoblauch, Delynn Lamott for outside conference
2009 - Linda Good, RN, PhD, COHN-S; Suzy Bramwell, MN, RN, COHN-S; Susan Borrego, MSN, RN, COHN-S/CM; Debra Quirarte, RN, COHN
2010- Julie Davis, MSN, RN, COHN; Cecelia Granahan, RN, BS, ONC, COHN-S; Vicki Howard, RN, CLNC; Dana Jennings Tucker, RN, BSN, CCM; Sarah Parris, RN, MSN and Nancy Pike, RN
2011 - Lisa Dyrdahl, RN, BSN, Tina Harvey, RN, Sharon McLendon, RN, Kerry Owens, RN and Eric Shirey, RN, PHN, OHN, CCHP
2012 - Angela Avvento, RN, MPH, COHN/CM, John Furman, PhD, MSN, COHN-S, Julie Nicholas, BSN, RN, COHN-S and Russell Walker, RN, MSN
2013– Loretta DeLynn Bulloch Arndt, RN, Susan Davis, MSN, ARNP, ANP-BC, Cherie L. Holodnick,  RN, MS, COHN-S, Lisa Kincaid, RN,  Rose Rennell, RN, MS,COHN, Jon Schaffer, RN, BSN, Stacy L. Stromgren, RN, BSN, MSM and Janice Van Heest, RN, BSN
2014- Peggy Anderson, RN, COHN/CM, Linda Beasley-Freeman, RN, BSN, Jana Nady, BA, RN, CRRN, CCM, COHN-S and Marti Smith, RN, BSN, CIC
2015 - Susan Flores, RN, COHN-S, Julie Nicholas, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Beverly Nuchols, RN-C, MS, NP, PHD, COHN-S and Rebecca Schirle RN MN MPH COHN-S
2016 - Jane Burnson, RN BS,,Carol Gindt,,Sarah M. Parris, RN, MSN, COHN,,Diane Youngblood, RN, BSN, MBA and Donna Zankowski MPH RN COHN
           UL EHS Sustainability Professional Development Scholarship - Linda Wylie, RN, BSN, COHN-S
2017 - Jane Burnson, RN; Curtis Chow, FNP, PA-C, COHN-S, CEES, COEE, CSPHP; Roxanne Hupp, RN; and Julie Nicholas, RN, BSN, COHN-S


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