The Trudy Rayner Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 following Trudy's sudden and unexpected death.
In 1998 Trudy was awarded Life membership of GENCA in recognition of her enormous contribution to the organisation. After joining in 1985, Trudy held numerous official positions at both state and national level and co-authored many of the documents, guidelines and standards that guide gastroenterological nursing practice today.
Trudy was passionate about the direction of the organisation and acted as a mentor and role model for many gastroenterology nurses. Her warmth, friendliness, humour, dedication and infectious personality allowed her to practice both the art and science of nursing as a profession.
This prestigious memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a GENCA member to support their educational development or to investigate a practice setting.
The scholarship, for a minimum of $2,000 is for the sole purpose of supporting a GENCA member to:
The funding must be used within 12 months of notification of receipt of the Scholarship.
Applications close on 31 August each year.