We are excited to announce the new Diabetes Flower Scholarship. We are awarding two of these scholarships a year, valued at over $500 each. These scholarships are available due to the generous contribution of a dear 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.
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 underrepresented diabetes nurse educators (African American and Latinx educators) who are making significant contributions to under-served communities through advocacy and volunteerism that are now most affected by the pandemic.
To be eligible for these scholarships, the U.S. health care professional must be providing care and education to under-served 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 $530 and includes:
The Flower Scholarship is a tribute to our donor’s last name, Fleury, 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.
April 14, 2021 – April 16, 2021
October 1 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
October 24 9:00 am – December 7 11:15 am
November 5 11:30 am – 12:45 pm