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PCR WOC Scholarship Policy

Purpose

In 2013, the Pacific Coast Region (PCR) established a scholarship to support Wound, Ostomy, Continence nursing education. This scholarship will help provide financial support to qualified individuals to promote WOC education. The total amount of monetary awards per year will be $3,000. Preference will be given to applicants seeking the full scope of WOC practice education.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Seeking education in wound, ostomy and/or continence nursing care.

  2. Proof of one of the following:

  3. a. Acceptance to a WOCN-accredited Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Education program (WOCNNEP).

    b. Current enrollment in a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP.

    c. Certificate of completion from a WOCN-accredited WOCNEP, within 6 months of graduation.

  4. Reside in the Pacific Coast Region area.

Distribution Criteria

  1. $1,500 will be awarded per full scope education program (Wound, Ostomy & Continence).

  2. $500 will be awarded per Course (Wound or Ostomy or Continence) up to a total of $1,500 per applicant.

  3. In the event a recipient is unable to utilize the award as acknowledged in the signed Terms & Agreement, all monies shall be returned to the Pacific Coast Region Treasurer within 45 days.

Application Procedure

  1. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1st of each calendar year. All completed applications must be received by Pacific Coast Region by March 31st each year.
    Download the Scholarship Application (MS Word Doc format)

  2. All applications shall be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Recommendations for distribution shall be provided to the PCR Board of Directors for approval no later than May 15 of the award year.

  3. For each applicant receiving an award, a signed acknowledgement of the Terms & Agreement shall be placed on file with the PCR Treasurer; it shall be the responsibility of the PCR Treasurer to ensure a signed copy is received before the Treasurer releases the funds.
    Download the Release Agreement Form (MS Word Doc format)

  4. Awards will be based on the merit of the application.
    Download the Scoring Criteria June-11-2011 (MS Word Doc format)

  5. Three satisfactory letters of recommendation from professional associates who have known the applicant for at least one year. (One from a current employer is preferred)

  6. Letter from applicant of 500 words or less discussing reasons for pursuing education in a WOCN-accredited Wound, Ostomy or Continence Nursing Education Program and how they feel they will make a difference.

  7. The PCR Secretary shall maintain a perpetual list of recipients.

Authors: August, 2013 Candace Miller, Joyce Moss, Melinda Miller, Larisa Gascard

 




Recipient's of the Gene Galindo Memorial Award 2013 Announced

The Pacific Coast Region Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Janet Stoia Davis and Cynthia P. Shephard are the 2013 recipient's of the Gene Galindo Memorial Award for their excellent proposals. Janet's proposal is offering an ostomy clinic to individuals who are living in the community with an ostomy and do not have access to a WOC nurse. Cynthia's proposal is launching the PocketWOC application for providing education and social networking to ostomates.

These individuals have each received $400.00 from the Gene Galindo Memorial fund to help achieve their goals of improving the lives of ostomates.

Congratulations to Janet and Cynthia!




Winners of the Gene Galindo Memorial Award

2013 - Janet Stoia Davis - Ostomy Clinic
2013 - Cynthia P. Shephard - PocketWOC
2012 - Donna Lehker, provide excess ostomy products indigent and homeless ostomates.
2012 - Zoe Mann, Community Ostomy Education Day for ostomates.
2012 - Judy Stasuk, enhance and grow the newly established local ostomy support group.




The Gene Galindo Memorial Fund Award

The Gene Galindo Memorial Fund was established in August, 2006 to pay tribute to an individual who was dedicated to improving the life of individuals with ostomies. He gave unselfishly of himself and his talents to clients whenever there was a need. The fund will help to provide financial support to qualified individuals to promote those endeavors that are noted as worthy to continue his dream to educate, assist, support and promote a better quality of life for individuals with ostomies.

The purpose of the award is to support ostomy education and activities that improve the quality of life for ostomates. The amount of the award is dependent upon the interest earned by the memorial fund yearly. Applications for the award will be accepted from January 1 - March 31.

The Award Application (Attachment A) (MS Word Doc format) and Release & Agreement Form (Attachment B) (MS Word Doc format) may be sent to candaceCmiller@comcast.net for evaluation by the committee.

Eligibility criteria include: 1. Active WOCN member with ostomy certification; 2. Demonstrated involvement with persons that have an ostomy; 3. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written format which will be evaluated by the PCR Vice President, Scholarship Committee Chairperson and committee members.

WOCN members from all regions are encouraged to apply.




PACIFIC COAST REGION

WOUND, OSTOMY, CONTINENCE NURSES SOCIETY

 

The Gene Galindo Memorial Fund was established in August, 2006 to pay tribute to an individual who was dedicated to improving the life of individuals with ostomies. He gave unselfishly of himself and his talents to clients not only during business hours but whenever there was a need. The fund will help to provide financial support to qualified individuals to promote those endeavors that are noted as worthy to continue his dream to educate, assist, support and promote a better quality of life for individuals with ostomies.

CONDITIONS:

  • The principal of this Fund shall not be distributed

  • In the event the Pacific Coast Region is no longer an affiliate of WOCN, the principal shall be returned to the Executor of the Gene Galindo Estate

  • The principal shall be invested by the Treasurer of Pacific Coast Region (PCR) in a safe and secure fund. The interest accrued shall be distributed as outlined in the Distribution Criteria and with Pacific Coast Region Board approval.

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the GENE GALINDO MEMORIAL FUND is to support ostomy education and activities that improve the quality of life for ostomates.

  • Ostomy Skills Labs or related teaching aids for those directly involved with care giving of those with ostomies
  • New ostomy guide booklets, videos &/or DVDs for the UOAA
  • Youth rally activities
  • UOAA activities
  • Research projects directly benefiting ostomates
  • Community ostomy education/support programs

DISTRIBUTION CRITERIA:

  • The Pacific Coast region shall distribute annual fund awards in an amount not to exceed the interest accrued either cumulatively (in the event no applications are received) or annually. The number of awards to be distributed annually shall be based on monies available from earned interest. The amount of the awards shall be left to the discretion of the PCR Board of Directors and an Executor Representative from the Gene Galindo Estate. Awards shall be made through the Pacific Coast Region of WOCN and distribution shall be made according to criteria as outlined in the procedure section.

  • In the event there are no applications for the Award the following shall become effective:

    1. Funds may remain in the expendable (accrued interest) account for up to two years;
    2. Funds may be donated on an annual basis to the Youth Rally or UOAA.


  • The Treasurer of Pacific Coast Region shall submit an annual written summary of the account to the following:

    • PCR Board of Directors
    • Executor of the Gene Galindo Estate

PROCEDURE:

  1. Applications will be accepted beginning January 1st. All applications for the Awards must be received by PCR before April 1st of each calendar year.

  2. All applications shall be reviewed by the PCR Vice President (or designee); recommendations for distribution shall be provided to the PCR Board of Directors and the Executor of the Gene Galindo Estate for approval no later than May 15th of the award year.

  3. Applications must be completed and attached at the time of submission to PCR for an award consideration. Award Application (Attachment A) (MS Word Doc format)

  4. If an applicant is chosen, a signed acknowledgement of the Terms & Agreement shall be placed on file with the PCR Secretary Release & Agreement Form (Attachment B) (MS Word Doc format); it shall be the responsibility of the PCR Secretary to ensure a signed copy is received BEFORE the PCR Treasurer releases funds.

  5. The PCR Secretary shall maintain a perpetual list of recipients.

  6. Monies will be awarded based on the merit of the application .

  7. In the event a recipient is unable to utilize the Award as acknowledged in the signed Terms & Agreement, all monies shall be returned to Pacific Coast Region Treasurer within 30 days.

  8. The Pacific Coast Region Public Relations officer shall be responsible for obtaining an article for Timely Topics web site from each Award recipient by September 1 of the award year.

 

Original Authors:

Donna Goudberg Lockhart
RN, PHN, CWON, MSN, GCNS, LCN

Mickey Galindo
Executor for the Gene Galindo Memorial Fund

Revised by:
Scholarship Committee: Candace Miller, Melinda Miller, Joyce Moss, Gail Marculescu.
June 11, 2011

 

DOWNLOADS:   Award Application
(Attachment A)

(MS Word Doc format)
Release & Agreement Form
(Attachment B)

(MS Word Doc format)
Scoring- Criteria June-11-2011
(MS Word Doc format)

 




SELECTION CRITERIA
YOUTH RALLY COUNSELOR
SPONSORSHIP

PCR BOARD RESPONSIBILITY

  • Approves funds to cover registration fee at the transition meeting annually
  • Vice President to post application on the PCR website no later than January 31 of each calendar year or earliest date applications available
  • Board members to review applications and select an applicant(s) to receive the designated funds by June 30 of each calendar year

CRITERIA

  • Active member of PCR
  • Completed Youth Rally Application
  • Acceptance by Youth Rally as a counselor
  • PCR Board members will review all applications and assign designated funds to partially cover registration fees
    • If a Board member is applying for the funds then that member(s) will refrain from the review process
  • If no applications are received the PCR Board will exercise one of the following options
    • Roll the funds over to the next calendar year
    • Make the funds available to defray costs for a youth attending the rally from the PCR region
    • Return the funds to PCR region's operating budget

Please visit www.rally4youth.org for additional information.

Application deadline April 15th.