To recognize a professional case manager who is an outstanding role model and mentor, an award up to a maximum of $1,000 will be given in support of participation at a continuing education event (tuition, travel and expenses), research in the field of case management, CCM certification, attendance at the New World Symposium and other educational opportunities.
Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity related to the applicant’s current position and the application submitted. Scholarships will be awarded based on availability of funds received through donations to the foundation throughout the year.
Scholarship recipients MUST be a CCM or a professional case manager on the path to becoming board-certified.
It is recognized that the expenses including tuition may exceed the grant amount. The Patrice V. Sminkey Foundation will not be responsible for expenses in excess of the grant amount nor will applications be disqualified should projected expenses not equal the grant amount. The applicant will NOT be required to reimburse for unused funds.
Scholarship hopefuls will be notified of the status of their application within 60 days of the close of the scholarship application window.
Attention Iowa Nurses:
The CMSA Iowa chapter made a generous one-time donation to the Patrice V. Sminkey Foundation. The funds donated are designated to assist with covering the cost of the CCM application and exam for eligible applicants if the application is approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission).
This scholarship is available to nurses who reside and work in the state of Iowa and meet the CCM eligibility requirements. Individuals applying for the scholarship will need to submit the following for consideration: CV, current job description, proof of Iowa residence, and scholarship application.
Scholarship recipients will be responsible to submit their own CCM exam application through the Commission’s website following receipt of a scholarship award notification. CCM exam applications must be submitted for the next open CCM exam application window.
The Patrice V. Sminkey Foundation Iowa Nurses Scholarship is available to individuals who do not have a current, active CCM exam application or scheduled CCM exam. Approved scholarship recipients who do not apply for the CCM exam within the next open application window will forfeit their scholarship and would need to re-apply.