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Doctoral Scholarships

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


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

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 2019-2020 academic year.
  • 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.

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

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

Application deadline: 2019-02-01

Scholarship Recipients

2017 Doctoral Scholarship Recipients


Brooke Cherven

Brooke Cherven

Research Doctoral Scholarship

Decatur, GA

Mary Pat Lynch

Mary Pat Lynch

Research Doctoral Scholarship

Haverford, PA

Carolyn Phillips

Carolyn Phillips

Research Doctoral Scholarship

Austin, TX

Eric Vachon

Eric Vachon

Research Doctoral Scholarship

East Lansing, MI

Kimberly Bira

Kimberly Bira

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Kansas City, MO

Emma Dann

Emma Dann

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Windham, NH

Anna Evans

Anna Evans

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Glendale, CA

Kristin Ferguson

Kristin Ferguson

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Washington, DC

Doris Garnett

Doris Garnett

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Delaware, OH

Jacob Haskins

Jacob Haskins

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Raleigh, NC

Anne Kolenic

Anne Kolenic

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Novelty, OH

Angela Nooner

Angela Nooner

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Norman, OK

Laura Pachella

Laura Pachella

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Houston, TX

Paula Rieger

Paula Rieger

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Sugar Land, TX