The LE&RN/LymphNotes U.S. Lymphedema Therapist Scholarship was established to meet the need for additional lymphedema therapists in the United States. Despite increasing awareness of lymphedema, there is only one therapist for every 1,000 people with lymphedema in the US. This scholarship will help to address this disparity by encouraging healthcare professionals to obtain specialty lymphedema therapist training and certification. Special consideration will be given to professionals working with underserved populations in the United States. To apply, please review the requirements and application process below.
Award Amount: Up to $1,000 towards any Lymphedema Certification Course offered by a member of the North American Lymphedema Education Association or other certification program pre-approved by LE&RN. Funds will be applied directly to the course tuition. The LE&RN Lymphedema Scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more recipients based on the availability of funds. This year, LE&RN anticipates awarding up to ten scholarships. Last year, LE&RN awarded ten scholarships.
• The following professional unrestricted licensure in the United States are accepted for scholarship eligibility: RN, OT, COTA, PT, PTA, MD, DO, ATC, DC
• Massage therapists who have completed 500 massage school hours and/or National Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Certification
The application deadline for the current cycle was Friday, July 29, 2016. The 2016 cycle for the Therapist Scholarships is closed. Information for the 2017-2018 scholarship cycle will be coming soon. Sign up for our e-news to receive information regarding this scholarship and other important matters to the lymphatic community, and please also consider becoming a supporting member to support LE&RN and all our programs throughout the year.
To be considered, the following information is required:
• A complete application
• Resume and/or Curriculum vitae (CV)
• One letter of recommendation from a colleague or instructor that includes his or her name, position, contact information, and email
Please email all required documentation to LERN@LymphaticNetwork.org. Applicants will be notified of final decisions in September 2016. Scholarship may not be applied to courses completed or started prior to notification. Recipients must complete coursework by August 31, 2017. For more information, please contact the Lymphatic Education & Research Network directly at (516) 625-9675 or at LERN@lymphaticnetwork.org. Download an application here.