Trillium Institute Scholarship

The $1,000 Trillium Institute Scholarship is for students pursuing the inter-professional Palliative and Hospice Care Certificate from Grand Valley State University. The application review process is ongoing and applications are accepted at any time.

Palliative care is emerging as an invaluable resource for patients and families at a critical time of life. Palliative care relieves suffering and improves the quality of life for patients and families living with life-defining illnesses. It can be available to patients with serious illnesses of all types, in all locations, and is supported by all insurance plans. The inter-professional Palliative and Hospice Care Certificate program is designed for nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants and others involved in the care for patients with serious illnesses.

To apply for the scholarship*, you are invited to write a 1,000-word essay on why you are motivated to advance the practice of palliative care in your career and in your community.

Please write your 1000 word essay below.


    We are delighted to announce that Nikita VanDenBosch MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, is the first recipient of the Trillium Institute Scholarship. Nikita currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Critical Care.