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Ceira Boyle Oncology Student Nursing Scholarship

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.

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

Important Dates: 

Applications Closed

Ceira Boyle

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.


  • 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:

  • Applications closed.

2022 Ceira Boyle Oncology Student Nursing Scholarship Recipients

Abner Cardona

Fullerton, CA