Scholarship/s of $1000 will be awarded annually by the NYS ID/DD Nurses Association to encourage nurses to explore or remain in the field of ID/DD nursing and also support new nursing students who come from a background of work with ID/DD individuals. In addition to the scholarship, attendance at the conference was also awarded.
An Eligible Applicant is:
1. An LPN currently matriculating in an accredited RN program in New York State.
2. A NY State resident.
3. A person who is currently working or has previously worked in the field of ID/DD.
This year at the annual conference in September we announced the winner of the second “Joyce Binder Memorial Award.” This is awarded to an outstanding NYS ID/DD member who has made a significant contribution to advancing the practice of supporting individuals with ID/DD through the demonstrated attributes of caring/compassionate, advocacy, mentoring, leadership, dedication, education/research. We accept nominee applications for a nurse who is currently an active member of the NYS ID/DD nursing association.