Maureen Michael Honorary Scholarship
The Maureen Michael Honorary Scholarship was established in 2010 and is awarded annually to an outstanding Renal Healthcare Association committee member. The scholarship provides financial support for a member to attend the Renal Healthcare Association Annual Conference. The scholarship is designed for members who are involved in Renal Healthcare Association committees and programs.
The scholarship was established in 2010 when Maureen Michael, a founding member and Past President of Renal Healthcare Association, retired from Central Florida Kidney Centers.
Throughout Maureen's career, she demonstrated tremendous dedication to caring for dialysis patients, as well as working diligently for the resources and regulations to support small and independent dialysis providers. In addition to the excellent work that she did in her job as an RN and later on as an administrator, Maureen volunteered tirelessly for the Renal Healthcare Association, serving in leadership positions and on many committees, developing and spearheading programs that ultimately benefitted all dialysis providers and their patients.
The Renal Healthcare Association Board developed this scholarship as a way to honor Maureen's work, and also to provide an opportunity for other members to give back as she did, by becoming more involved in the association.
Candidates for the scholarship are nominated by the Renal Healthcare Association Committee Chairs and selected by the Governance Committee in recognition of:
- Active Involvement in Renal Healthcare Association committees and programs
- Marked desire to learn more about the industry, and to discover how they can affect change for the dialysis industry
The Maureen Michael Scholarship is intended to help groom future leaders for Renal Healthcare Association, by providing an opportunity to become more familiar with the association, the members, and the programs that Renal Healthcare Association provides.