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).
- 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
2021 Doctoral Scholarship Recipients
Shanon Dunovan, RN, BSN, PhD
Dorothie Durosier Mertilus, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C
Karl Cristie Figuracion, ARNP, MSN
Morgan Nestingen, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN®, ONN-CG
Kate Oppegaard, MS, ACCNS-AG, OCN®, CMSRN
San Francisco, CA
Michelle Schuster, MSN, RN, CPHON®
Joosun Shin, MSN, ACNP, RN
San Francisco, CA
Clifton Thornton, PhD(c), MSN, BS, RN, CNMT, CPNP
Zhihong Zhang, MS, RN
Erin Dickman, MS, RN, OCN®
Alana Gonzalez, CRNP
Neethu Gopinadh, MSN, RN, OCN®, VA-BC
Yorktown Heights, NY
Margaret Grue, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CRNI, OCN®, NE-BC
League City, TX
Vanessa Langham Jones, MSN, OCN®, CRNP
Shelby Jones, MSN, AG-ACNP, APRN, CCRN
Laura Larsen, RN, OCN®
Heather Mackey, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, AOCN®
Katelin Muse, MSN, MS, RN, OCN®
Missouri City, TX
Dawn Neuhauser, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, OCN®
Jennifer Stewart, MSN, ANP-BC
Katherine Walczak, BSN, RN, CSMRN, OCN®
Ryne Wilson, RN, OCN®
TaCharra Woodard, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP®
Ke Yang, RN, MSN, AANP, AOCNP®
Tammy Hubner, RN, BSN
Port Orange, Florida