F.A.E.T.​Inc.

The Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapists, Inc.  (FAET) awards scholarships to nurses who are enrolled in a WOC Nurse Education Program or are pursuing an Advanced Degree related to WOC nursing.  The intent of the scholarship is to promote the specialty of wound/ostomy/continence nursing.  The monies awarded may be used to help defray the costs associated with the educational program.

The scholarships are awarded in the name of Gloria Merwarth who was the first Enterostomal Registered Nurse in Central Florida in 1976.  Two years later she was instrumental in chartering the Florida Association of Enterostomal Therapists.   She touched, mentored, and educated nurses, patients, families, and physicians in many care settings.  The Gloria Merwarth Scholarship Award honors her and the many lives she has touched.  

Applicants must be a member of FAET and have attended or have proof of acceptance to an accredited school.


The scholarship is awarded each spring at the yearly FAET conference.   The 2018 conference will be held in the Orlando Area.

If you are interested or know of someone who would qualify, please complete the application.  



The application deadline is February 1, 2019.  Decision for the award is made by the Board at the meeting held just prior to conference.

Complete the scholarship application form.  If the link does not work you may print it and mail to the address on the application page.

For more information, please contact Amparo Cano at: vice.president@faet.org

Congratulations to Nella Ciciulla, Christina Melchiore, Nicole Leonard, and Emily Eubanks who were awarded scholarships at the 2018 Conference meeting.


Gloria Merwarth

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