Background :

The Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) established MS Workforce of the Future Scholarships and Fellowships to encourage healthcare trainees and professionals to become more familiar with MS and its treatment, and to consider an initial focus or advanced specialization training in MS.

The June Halper MS Nursing Scholarship awards nurses WHO ARE NOT CERTIFIED IN MS with a scholarship in order to participate in the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC). Further, IOMSN will assist scholarship recipients in preparing for and sitting for the MS Nurses Certification Examination.

Recipients and their program directors or mentors are recognized at the CMSC Annual Meeting through meeting materials, signage and at a recognition awards reception, with grant support for awards appropriately acknowledged. 


June Halper MS Nursing Scholarship is for nurses WHO ARE NOT CERTIFIED IN MS.
Funding will not be granted to those applicants who have received the June Halper MS Nursing Scholarship last year.
Guidelines & Eligibility :

Applicants must be licensed nursing professionals and active in multiple sclerosis care or research.

A limited number of annual meeting scholarships will be available.  Each successful applicant will be awarded a $1,300 scholarship provided by a grant from EMD Serono to support:

  • Attendance at the CMSC Annual Meeting and

  • Enable registration to sit for the MS Certified Nurse Examination (MSCN)


  • Scholarship recipients participating in the 2018 Annual Meeting of the CMSC will be expected to arrange their schedules to allow time to participate in CMSC sessions of their choice.

  • To attend the Scholar Recognition Luncheon on Thursday afternoon, May 31 at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

  • All expenses in excess of the scholarship funding are the personal responsibility of the scholar.

  • Buffet meals are provided by the CMSC for meeting attendees. No other meal expenses will be covered by the scholarship funding.

  • Scholarship recipients will be required to provide formal feedback on the benefits of the June Halper MS Nursing Scholarship. A post-meeting survey will provide feedback on the benefits of participation in the Annual Meeting.

  • Those recipients who sit for the MS Nurses Certification examination will also receive surveys inquiring of the value and benefits of the scholarship in preparing to become a certified MS nurse.

Funding for the MS Nursing certification (MSCN) exam and attendance to the CMSC Annual Meeting is limited and $1,300.00 maximum.
Submitted applications will be judged on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted.
Evaluation Process & Criteria :

Scholarships will be awarded after review by the IOMSN scholarship review committee.  Selection of qualified candidates is independent of the funding supporters.

Applicants should include a statement of support from their direct supervisor.

Applicants will be evaluated on plans to:

  • Implement knowledge gained in clinical practice

  • Share knowledge gained with others in his/her local program

  • Share knowledge gained with others in other educational settings

  • Provide follow-up information to scholarship committee and IOMSN organization upon request

Interested Applicants, Please Follow Instructions Below :

Please download: Application Form