Diabetes Educator Flower Scholarship

We are excited to announce the new Diabetes Flower Scholarship. We are awarding one of these scholarship this year, valued at $1000. This scholarship is available due to the generous contribution of an anonymous colleague, friend, co-instructor, and mentor.

Our donor worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Diabetes Specialist, serving her community, plus mentoring health care professionals about diabetes for over 30 years.

A Flower from Evelyne’s Garden

With the Flower Diabetes Educator Scholarship, she wants to keep investing in the health of our future by supporting future diabetes educators.

Her vision is to increase diversity in the diabetes education workforce by supporting diabetes nurse educators who come from under-served communities. By increasing the number of diabetes educators who represent the population demographics of those living with diabetes, we can make more meaningful connections on an individual and community level while promoting best care.

Eligibility for Flower Scholarship

To be eligible for these scholarships, the U.S. health care professional is a diabetes nurse educator who comes from an under-served community and is providing care and education to communities that lack access to Diabetes Specialists and health care resources. Applicants will also be working toward certification (CDCES) within the next year and preference is given to those facing financial hardships that are interfering with their ability to pursue this dream.

The Flower Scholarship is valued at $1000 and includes:

  • Registration for DiabetesEd Specialist Conference in San Diego, October 6-8, 2021 (value $599)
  • 2 nights stay at Conference Site (Liberty Station Marriott), valued at $400.

Flower Scholarship

The Flower Scholarship is a tribute to our donor’s last name, which translates to flower. The flower is a perfect symbol for this scholarship that aims to support the growth of novice diabetes educators into Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

Flowers are a symbol of hope and can be found growing in the most unexpected places, including harsh cities and forgotten spaces. With just a little sunlight and water, they have the ability to thrive in even the most difficult situations and shine their fierce beauty. Given a chance, as these flowers are tended to and nurtured, they grow stronger and brighter, spreading their beauty to new places to give people hope. These resilient flowering seeds perpetuate the opportunity for a future generation of diabetes specialists.