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Doctoral Scholarships

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

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

Application Due:  February 1 
Applicants will be notified via email by March 30
Scholarship funding will be available after July 1

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

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).

Selection Criteria:

  • The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a PhD, DNSc or DNP nursing degree program for the 2020-2021 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.

To Apply Online: 

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship 

Research Doctoral Scholarship

Required: Submit $5 application fee payable to Oncology Nursing Foundation through ONS.



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Scholarship Recipients

2019 Doctoral Scholarship Recipients



Karen Anderson

Research Doctoral

Tucson, AZ

Angela Adjetey Appiah

Research Doctoral Scholarship

New York NY

Dilorom Djalilova

Research Doctoral

Bethesda, MD

Zachary Drury

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Salt Lake City UT

Kristin Foster

Clinical Doctoral

Coralville, IA

Martha Francis

Research Doctoral

Glen Arm, MD

Dan Beverly Fu

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Irvine CA

Nicole Greene

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Rogers MN

Bailey Ann Hendricks

Research Doctoral Scholarship

Homewood AL

Melissa Hiscock

Research Doctoral

Grand Island, NY

Siri Konz

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Kimball MN

Yufen Lin

Research Doctoral Scholarship

Yufen Lin

Sarah Loschiavo

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Farmington, CT

Maura McCall

Research Doctoral

Poland, OH

Penny Moore

Clinical Doctoral

London, OH

Chelsea Passwater

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Winterville NC

Michelle Pembroke

Research Doctoral Scholarship

Jacksonville, FL

Kathleen Sweeney

Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

Wauwatosa WI

Susan Winebrenner

Research Doctoral Scholarship