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Ceira Boyle Oncology Student Nursing Scholarship


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

Important Dates: 

Applications open September 15th, 2021
Applications due March 15, 2022
Applicants will be notified via email by April 1, 2022

Ceira Boyle

Debi Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCN®, FAAN long-time member of ONS and past member of the Oncology Nursing  Foundation Board Trustees tragically lost her beloved daughter Ceira Boyle on February 4, 2010. Ceira filled a room with her presence – her smile, outgoing personality, laughter, and compassion. To honor her memory Ms. Boyle teamed-up with the Oncology Nursing Foundation to offer the Ceira Boyle Oncology Student Nursing Scholarship. This scholarship was designed specifically for a student nurse with family or a close friend that experienced cancer and is interested in pursuing a career in cancer nursing.

Purpose: Foster the intention of a student nurse having a personal family/close friend experience with cancer, to specialize in oncology nursing by supporting their attendance at the ONS Congress®.

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be living in the Anaheim, CA area.
  • Must be a BSN student currently enrolled in their junior or senior year and interested in pursuing a career in cancer nursing.
  • Personal family or close friend experience with cancer
  • Ability to attend the conference in its entirety: April 28th, 2022- May 1st, 2022 in Anaheim, CA
  • Willing to participate in a pre and post-Congress zoom call with the foundation and a designated mentor for discussion.

Award:

  • Registration to attend the ONS Congress® 2022 and access to a local oncology nurse mentor. 
  • Up to $50/day for meals and transportation expenses during the conference.
  • 1-year membership in ONS.

To Apply Online:

  • Follow the link below to begin your application.

Application deadline: 2022-03-15

Apply Online

2021 Ceira Boyle Oncology Student Nursing Scholarship Recipients


Learyn Perez

Learyn Perez

Houston, TX

Elaine Pun

Elaine Pun

Los Angeles, CA

Caroline McNally

Caroline McNally

Wyncote, PA

Virginia Kowk

Virginia Kowk

San Francisco, CA

Victor Ochieng

Victor Ochieng

Kisumu, Kenya

Jennifer Stryker

Jennifer Stryker

Herndon, VA

Kellie-Ann Yamane

Kellie-Ann Yamane

Washington, DC

Kimberley Hollingsworth

Kimberley Hollingsworth

Ashburn, VA

Krista Brown

Krista Brown

Centreville, MD

Denise Walker

Commerce Township, MI