Carol Prisjatschew Scholarship Fund
Carol Prisjatschew was a beloved member of the Denver Health Department of Nursing for 40 years. At the time of her death on July 2, 2009, she was the administrative assistant to the Chief Nursing Officer. This fund was established in her name to support ongoing education for staff within the Department of Nursing who are pursuing CE/Certificate programs, an Associate degree, or a Baccalaureate degree.
Please note: Starting in 2013, any Denver Health employee who wishes to pursue a degree in Nursing is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Award: Scholarships will be awarded annually at Nurse’s Week, as long as funds are available.
Supported By: Donations to the
Denver Health Foundation and the Employee Giving Campaign
- Scholarship applicants must be employed by Denver Health; however, they can be from any job title classification (Clerical Support, Health Care Tech, C.N.A., L.P.N., etc).
- The employee must have worked at Denver Health for a minimum of 18 months & must remain employed at Denver Health for 18 months after completing the education that is paid for by the fund.
- The employee must have satisfactory performance appraisals and no corrective actions in their employee file.
- The employee must be employed full-time or part-time. Intermittent employees are not eligible. If a part-time employee is selected, the award will be prorated based on the number of hours currently working.
- This scholarship is for lower level academics only (CME courses, Certificate Program, Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree). Employees working on their Master’s or Doctorate Degrees are not eligible for the scholarship.
- An essay addressing the applicant's role in the Department of Nursing and how this scholarship will impact their position must be completed. The essay must not exceed 350 words. Tuition reimbursement must not have been previously submitted to Employee Services for this course.
- The applications must be submitted by managers within the Department of Nursing. Submit to the applications electronically to Julie Weaver Julie.Weaver@dhha.org
- The scholarship award is to be utilized within one year of receipt.
- The award will be paid directly to the institution where the employee is attending classes; none of the award will be paid to the employee.
- When the application is submitted, a specific dollar amount may be requested. For example, if an employee wants to attend a single CME course, they can request the fee for that course.
- Upon completion of the course that the scholarship funded, the employee must submit a form of certificate of completion to their manager. The employee may be liable if they do not use the funds that the scholarship was intended for.
- The check will be non-transferable.
For more information, contact:
Trauma Education Coordinator
Rocky Mountain Trauma Conference