Scholarship/Awards

va VAAP members –

We have a scholarship(s) available for continuing education & professional development. .

We also offer annual awards for Supportive Staff and Volunteer of the Year.  If you have any questions, drop me a line @ tricia_geary@comcast.net

Supportive Staff AwardDownload Form

The VAAP Supportive Staff Member of the Year is presented annually to the non-activity staff member who has consistently given significant support to the advancement of therapeutic activities within a facility of which a VAAP member is the activity professional and has significantly supported the VAAP member activity professional in their contribution to the health and therapeutic care to the residents of the facility; supported their role in local, state and national associations; and continuing education endeavors and professionalism.

Volunteer AwardDownload Form

The VAAP Volunteer of the Year is presented to an activity volunteer who has consistently given significant support to the advancement of therapeutic activities within a facility/agency of which a VAAP member is the activity professional and has significantly supported the VAAP member activity professional in their contribution to the health and therapeutic care to the residents of the facility/agency.

Sue Smith Education ScholarshipDownload Form

This Scholarship, in honor of a Sue Smith, a long-standing, dedicated member, will be awarded to a VAAP member who has a minimum of one-year work or volunteer experience in activities with the geriatric population. The $500.00 Scholarship can be utilized toward obtaining education through classes, workshops, courses and trainings that meet the following guidelines;

THE VAAP SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO A VAAP MEMBER WHO HAS A MINIMUM OF ONE-YEAR WORK OR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE IN ACTIVITIES WITH THE GERIATRIC POPULATION. THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED IN THE AMOUNT OF $500.00 AND MUST BE APPLIED TOWARDS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS THE VAAP CONFERENCE, THE NAAP CONFERENCE; A MEPAP CLASS TAUGHT BY A NCCAP APPROVED INSTRUCTOR, OR A COLLEGE LEVEL COURSE WHICH MEETS THE ACADEMIC EDUCATION STANDARDS FOR NCCAP CERTIFICATION OR OTHER WORKSHOPS SPECIFICALLY FOR ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS. THE AWARD WILL BE GRANTED FOR ONE YEAR, CANNOT BE CARRIED OVER AND CAN ONLY BE RECEIVED ONCE.