Doctoral Scholarships

2017 Doctoral
Scholarship Recipients

  • Kimberly Bira

    Kimberly Bira – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Brooke Cherven

    Brooke Cherven – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Emma Dann

    Emma Dann – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Anna Evans

    Anna Evans – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Kristin Ferguson

    Kristin Ferguson – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Doris Garnett

    Doris Garnett – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Jacob Haskins

    Jacob Haskins – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Anne Kolenic

    Anne Kolenic – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Mary Pat Lynch

    Mary Pat Lynch – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Angela Nooner

    Angela Nooner – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Laura Pachella

    Laura Pachella – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Carolyn Phillips

    Carolyn Phillips – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Paula Rieger

    Paula Rieger – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Eric Vachon

    Eric Vachon – Research Doctoral Scholarship

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

Doctoral scholarships are supported by the ONS Foundation and the Ann Olson Doctoral Scholarship supported by Pfizer


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).


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


  1. The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a PhD, DNSc or DNP nursing degree program for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  2. The candidate must have a current license to practice as a registered nurse and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing.
  3. Two professional letters of support are required. One of these letters must address the applicant's ability to perform doctoral level work.
  4. At the end of each year of scholarship participation, the nurse shall submit a summary describing the education activities in which he/she participated.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2019 - Check back for the application after September 15. 

    2017 Doctoral Scholarship Recipients