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Georgette "Gigi" Viellion, RN, ONC, Orthopaedic Nursing Education Scholarship Award

The Orthopaedic Nursing Education Scholarship was established in 2009 to honor Georgette “Gigi” Viellion, RN, ONC, a former Nurse Manager of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology units at HSS. Gigi dedicated her life to the education and advancement of Orthopaedic Nursing. The HSS Alumni Association created a scholarship for HSS nurses who, like Gigi, are dedicated to orthopaedic nursing and demonstrate a commitment to continuing education. The HSS Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Nursing Department, will award this scholarship annually to a nurse for their skills, talent, and future potential.

This scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will support the travel and accommodation expenses and registration fees for one RN to attend the Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic (AAOS) Annual Meeting each year. The award will be presented every year at the HSS Alumni Association Annual Meeting.

Information for Applicants


Candidates must be an RN on staff at HSS at the time of application, with a minimum of one year employment as a part-time or full-time nurse at HSS.

Expectation of Recipients

Presentation of the Award:

  • The award recipient must attend the Alumni Association Annual Meeting where the award will be presented.

Duties of the award recipient upon return from the AAOS Annual Meeting:

  • Give a presentation at Nursing Grand Rounds to discuss the scholarship award experience.
  • Submit a written statement of approximately 150-200 words detailing what the award recipient hopes to accomplish from what was learned that will be published in the Alumni News magazine.


Complete the online application. Upon review of applications, candidates will participate in an informal five-minute panel discussion with the selection committee.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Selection Process

Applications will be blindly reviewed and scored on a quantitative scale with each question allocated a maximum number of points. Applicants will participate in an informal five-minute panel interview to discuss application responses. Staff from HSS Nursing, HSS Alumni Association, and  HSS Education Institute will be represented on the selection committee. The applicant will be selected based on their scored application in conjunction with their panel interview.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact alumni@hss.edu.