Donations at Work

The ONS Foundation advances cancer nursing careers through a wide variety of opportunities.

  • $159,600 approved in 2017 for conference scholarships
  • $314,000 approved in 2017 for academic scholarships
  • $183,738 approved in 2017 for research grants
  • $11,107 approved in 2017 for career development awards

Since 1981, the ONS Foundation has partnered with oncology nursing supporters, like you, to achieve the ONS Foundation mission to support cancer nursing excellence. Through generous donor support, the ONS Foundation has provided more than $26 million in funding support oncology nursing awards, grants, scholarships, and educational initiatives. These funds have played a critical role in improving patient care and advancing the oncology nursing profession.

The ONS Foundation is here to help you! Thousands of oncology nurses have been recipients of grant awards through the ONS Foundation. Here is what past funding recipients are saying about how your support has made a difference:

Kathryn Davenport, from Norwalk, IA, received a 2017 Bachelor’s Scholarship.

"Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship. The ONS Foundation Academic Bachelors Scholarship has helped my career by enabling me to pursue my Bachelors in the Science of Nursing degree through this financial support.  This scholarship is a blessing in that it will alleviate the financial burden associated with pursuing this degree thereby allowing me to focus on my schoolwork while continuing to work full time.  I am so appreciative of the ONS Foundation providing this support to me and many other fellow nurses!"

Rebecca Rabenberg, from Durham, NC, received a 2017 Master’s Scholarship.

"The ONS Foundation Masters scholarship has helped advance my career by supporting me in obtaining my degree in Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program with the oncology focus. The support from this scholarship will provide me with additional opportunities to learn more about oncology and how to better care for my patients. I am humbled and privileged to receive not only the scholarship funding but also the support from such an incredible foundation."

Pamela McLaughlin, from Buffalo, NY, received a 2017 Congress Scholarship

"The ONS Foundation has generously provided me with a scholarship to attend Congress which will help my career by offering me attendance to a national conference where I will learn skills that I can implement in order to improve the care I provide at my institution. The knowledge I gain at ONS Congress can be used for years to come! The networking that I am allowed to do also helps to build my toolbox of other oncology professionals to tap into when I need to monitor and improve my professional practice."