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Doctoral Scholarships

Doctoral scholarships are supported by the Oncology Nursing Foundation and the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, and the Ann Olson Doctoral Scholarship is supported by Pfizer.


All awards, grants and scholarships are tentative and subject to change based on funding availability.

Applications are closed: were due January 31
Applicants will be notified via email by April 2021
Scholarship funding will be available after July 1

Award: Doctoral scholarships awarded at $5,000 and $7,500.

NOTE: An individual cannot receive this award more than one time

Purpose: To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP).

Selection Criteria:

  • The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a PhD, DNSc or DNP nursing degree program for the 2021-2022 academic year (starting fall 2021.)
  • The candidate must have a current license to practice as a registered nurse and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing.
  • Two professional letters of support are required. One of these letters must address the applicant's ability to perform doctoral level work.
  • At the end of each year of scholarship participation, the nurse shall submit a summary describing the education activities in which he/she participated.

To Apply Online: 

Required: Submit $5 application fee payable to Oncology Nursing Foundation through ONS.

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Research Doctoral Scholarship

 

Scholarship Recipients

2021 Doctoral Scholarship Recipients


Shanon Dunovan, RN, BSN, PhD

Shanon Dunovan, RN, BSN, PhD

Omaha, NE

Dorothie Durosier Mertilus, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C

Dorothie Durosier Mertilus, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C

Riverview, FL

Karl Cristie Figuracion, ARNP, MSN

Karl Cristie Figuracion, ARNP, MSN

Bothell, WA

Morgan Nestingen, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN®, ONN-CG

Morgan Nestingen, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN®, ONN-CG

Miami, FL

Kate	Oppegaard, MS, ACCNS-AG, OCN®, CMSRN

Kate Oppegaard, MS, ACCNS-AG, OCN®, CMSRN

San Francisco, CA

Michelle Schuster, MSN, RN, CPHON®

Michelle Schuster, MSN, RN, CPHON®

Boston, MA

Joosun Shin, MSN, ACNP, RN

Joosun Shin, MSN, ACNP, RN

San Francisco, CA

Clifton Thornton, PhD(c), MSN, BS, RN, CNMT, CPNP

Clifton Thornton, PhD(c), MSN, BS, RN, CNMT, CPNP

Baltimore, MD

Zhihong Zhang, MS, RN

Zhihong Zhang, MS, RN

Rochester, NY

Erin Dickman, MS, RN, OCN®

Erin Dickman, MS, RN, OCN®

Columbus, OH

Alana Gonzalez, CRNP

Alana Gonzalez, CRNP

Philadelphia, PA

Neethu Gopinadh, MSN, RN, OCN®, VA-BC

Neethu Gopinadh, MSN, RN, OCN®, VA-BC

Yorktown Heights, NY

Margaret Grue, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CRNI, OCN®, NE-BC

Margaret Grue, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CRNI, OCN®, NE-BC

League City, TX

Vanessa Langham Jones, MSN, OCN®, CRNP

Vanessa Langham Jones, MSN, OCN®, CRNP

Mobile, AL

Shelby Jones, MSN, AG-ACNP, APRN, CCRN

Shelby Jones, MSN, AG-ACNP, APRN, CCRN

Huntersville, NC

Laura Larsen, RN, OCN®

Laura Larsen, RN, OCN®

Rochester, MN

Heather Mackey, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®

Heather Mackey, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®

Kernersville, NC

Katelin Muse, MSN, MS, RN, OCN®

Katelin Muse, MSN, MS, RN, OCN®

Missouri City, TX

Dawn Neuhauser, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN®

Dawn Neuhauser, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN®

Monrovia, CA

Jennifer Stewart, MSN, ANP-BC

Jennifer Stewart, MSN, ANP-BC

Wilmington, MA

Katherine	Walczak, BSN, RN, CSMRN, OCN®

Katherine Walczak, BSN, RN, CSMRN, OCN®

Sussex, WI

Ryne	Wilson, RN, OCN®

Ryne Wilson, RN, OCN®

Rochester, MN

TaCharra Woodard, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP®

TaCharra Woodard, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP®

Pearland, TX

Ke Yang, RN, MSN, AANP, AOCNP®

Ke Yang, RN, MSN, AANP, AOCNP®

Carmel, IN

Tammy Hubner

Tammy Hubner, RN, BSN

Port Orange, Florida