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Robin J. Trupp Scholarship


Take a look at the success of the past scholarship winners 

"This scholarship and the support of AAHFN has given me the tools and confidence to grow as a clinician and earn my Master of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner degree.  I look forward to my ongoing work with the Advanced Heart Failure community on both a regional and national level."

Jennifer Beckman 2012 Scholarship Recipient

The Robin J Trupp Scholarship was a wonderful blessing at just the right time. It allowed me to pay for my last semester of the DNP program and added to the joy of walking across the stage to receive my diploma! I cannot thank Dr. Trupp and the AAHFN enough for awarding me the scholarship. A quote from Dr. Trupp herself was to "pay it forward to others someday!"

Ann R. Palmer 2013 Scholarship Recipient

“The Robin J. Trupp scholarship award helped me achieve my goal of becoming a BSN.  The AAHFN helped me find the drive I needed to get back to school.  With the CHF population growing, I could see the need for continuing my education, and the Robin J Trupp scholarship gave me the financial support needed. Thank you to Robin and the AAHFN!”

Robin Braun 2014 Scholarship Recipient

“The Robin J. Trupp Scholarship has been instrumental in helping me to reach my goal and complete my DNP. The financial assistance helps lessen the cost burden of graduate school. It is also inspiring and I am hopeful that I can give back and support my peers in their pursuits to advance their education much like Robin has done for so many of us! Robin is an inspiration to us all in her love and passion for nursing!”

Sarah Sanders 2016 Scholarship Recipient

“It is a significant honor to be awarded this scholarship, as Dr. Robin J. Trupp’s research on standards of practice for acute heart failure patients and patient education practices deeply influences my clinical practice and interest in palliative psychoeducational interventions. This scholarship represents both tangible and needed financial support towards tuition and fees as I start my final year of my PhD program and a sense of community with AAHFN and fellow Robin J. Trupp Scholarship awardees.”

Rachel Wells 2017 Scholarship Recipient

"Being awarded the RJT Scholarship allowed me more financial freedom to continue my studies while working full time. It was an honor to be selected for this prestigious scholarship and recognized within the organization. "

Ashley Blalock 2018 Scholarship Recipient 

The Robin J. Trupp Scholarship Site is Now Open!  Apply now by clicking here.

The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is pleased to announce the Robin J. Trupp Scholarship site is now open! Robin’s passion for heart failure nursing is well-known within the global heart failure community.  This annual scholarship is in recognition of her ongoing dedication to optimal patient care and the mission/vision of AAHFN.

This scholarship will be awarded to a part-time or full-time student who is a member of the AAHFN and pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctorate degree in nursing.

The scholarship recipient will receive $3,000.00 to be used for tuition expenses as they pursue a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Degree in Nursing and *free 2021 AAHFN Annual Meeting registration. 

The Robin J. Trupp scholarship is supported in part by Corceuticals, LLC

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate Program at an accredited college of nursing, in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher).
  • Current member of AAHFN
  • Current members of the Board of Directors, Membership Committee and/or assigned review task force are ineligible

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Attend the 2021 AAHFN Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA
  • Current member of AAHFN and must remain a member throughout the scholarship semester
  • Provide a copy of the semester grade transcript at the end of 2021 spring semester for reimbursement.
  • Failure to maintain any of the listed scholarship requirements will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete/submit the online Robin J Trupp Scholarship for Nursing Education Application

2.  Submit one of the following options for a letter of recommendation,* in 500 words or less:

·         letter of support from a patient describing their interaction/experience with applicant as a heart failure nurse/provider/educator, etc…


·         letter of support from a peer describing their interaction/experience with applicant as a heart failure nurse/provider/educator, etc…

*Please note:  letters of recommendation must be postmarked or received by the October 31st deadline.

Important Dates:

  • October 31, 2020 – Application site closes. 
  • November 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 – Review of applications
  • January 2021 – Announce recipient of the Robin J. Trupp Scholarship
  • Funding – Upon completion of 2021 Spring semester when letter/final grades are confirmed with AAHFN and attendance at the 2021 Annual Meeting

*Please note that the free conference registration does not include pre-conference workshops, Heart Failure Certification review course or the Heart Failure Certification exam.


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