Academy of Correctional Health Professionals
Your Professional community for Correctional Health Care

Scholarship Program

Let us pay your way to the NCCHC Annual Conference

Through the generous donations of members of the Academy, a scholarship program was established in 2005 to assist members who previously were unable to attend one of our conferences.


The next scholarship will be available in April/May of 2017.  More information coming soon.


Scholarship Eligibility:
  • You are an Academy member or have been an Academy member within the last three (3) years;
  • You agree to write a letter or short article explaining what you learned at the conference
If you are eligible, here’s what you need to do:
  • Complete an application explaining how you will benefit from conference attendance.
  • Submit a Letter of Reference
  • Submit it to the Academy no later than


Questions? Contact the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals at academy@correctionalhealth.org or (720)549-8262

Academy Scholarship Winner

2014

Shannon Miller, LPN
Corrections Corporation of America
Burlington CO


Shannon Miller, LPN was awarded the annual Academy scholarship because of her potential to learn and grow in the field. Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

“I love to learn new things about my job and love to share that information with my fellow colleagues. I greatly enjoyed the time and company that I had in Las Vegas and attended sessions with ideas that my facility could adopt.”

“Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity that I was given. I was able to come back and give a great presentation to my facility about what I had learned.”

“I highly encourage anybody who is in correctional health care to attend of these conferences. The great learning experience and great company that you will find will be something that you will remember for the rest of your life!”


2013

Nancy Vander Berg, RN
Head Nurse
Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility
Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
Newton, NJ


Nancy Vander Berg, RN, applied for the annual Academy scholarship, which granted free registration to the NCCHC National Conference on Correctional Health Care, to enhance her knowledge, meet colleagues, and network with professionals who shared her passion for corrections. What did she think about her experience?

“The Conference not only met, but exceeded my expectations,” she gushed. “I am very grateful to have been the recipient of the scholarship…and was excited to share all I learned with my co-workers when I returned.”


She welcomed the variety of educational sessions and enjoyed partying one evening at the Academy’s “Meet and Greet,” in downtown Nashville TN.

As a result of her participation, she intends to become an active Academy member, sit for the CCHP exam, and prod her facility into applying for NCCHC accreditation.



Academy enthusiasts at the NCCHC National Conference on Correctional Care, October 26-30, 2013, Nashville TN are: Sue Lane, RN, CCHP, Immediate Past Chair (left), Nancy Vander Berg, RN, scholarship winner (center), Susan Laffan, RN, CCHP-RN, CCHP-A, Chair-elect.
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