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Trillium Institute Scholarship

The Trillium Institute Scholarship is for students pursuing the Interprofessional Palliative and Hospice Care Certificate from Grand Valley State University.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Ongoing

Description: 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 Interprofessional 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.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States. All applicants must be credentialed in nursing, social work, chaplaincy, pharmacy, or medicine (including nurse practitioners and physician assistants).

Scholarship Submission

Scholarship Submission


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. Nikita is married to a very loving and supportive husband, Brad, of 7 years and has 2 beautiful daughters, Micaela and Simone. We are excited to see the wonderful things that await Nikita as she expands her knowledge of palliative care!