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ONS Congress® Scholarships

ONS Congress® Scholarships are supported by the Oncology Nursing Foundation, Nancy Berkowitz Scholarship Fund, Ron Schlesinger Scholarship Fund, Oncology Hematology Care, Inc., Siouxland Chapter fund, CEBONS Karen Zapotoski Memorial ONS Congress Scholarship, and Susie Maloney Scholarship Fund.

Important Dates:

Applications Open: November 1, 2022
Applications Due: January 5, 2023
Applicants Notification: February 10, 2023

NoteAn individual cannot receive this scholarship more than one time. 

Purpose: To support registered nurses interested in improving cancer care by developing their personal knowledge as a result of attending the ONS Congress® and sharing this new knowledge with others.

Scholarship: Recipients will receive a scholarship for up to $2,000 to apply toward ONS Congress registration, travel to and from ONS Congress, and per diem expenses.

  • Individuals living or working within a 30-mile radius of the conference location are eligible to receive the conference registration fee only.
  • One scholarship is available to nurses in the Cincinnati Tri-State area with preference given to members of the ONS Cincinnati Tri-State area chapter through Oncology Hematology Care, Inc funding.
  • Two to three scholarships are available to applicants living in Sioux City, Storm Lake, and surrounding areas through the Siouxland Chapter fund.


  • The applicant must be a registered nurse involved in cancer nursing.
  • The applicant must be able to attend the 2023 ONS Congress in its entirety (April 26 – 30, 2023 in San Antonio, TX)
  • Applicant must agree to participate in a follow-up survey.

Scoring: You will be scored based on your ability to clearly articulate and address the essay questions and whether your plan to share information obtained at ONS Congress is detailed, clear, realistic, and achievable.

To strengthen your application, use free online tools such as Grammarly and have someone read over your application to ensure accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

 Points to Consider:

  • Do not wait until the last day to start an application as a quality and competitive application will take time to complete.
  • We suggest that you use your time wisely by getting a head start and collecting any additional required items such as the name and email address of someone writing your letter of recommendation before you begin.
  • Your essay responses should be of good quality, in terms of grammar, punctuation, syntax, conciseness, and ability to answer the question. Ensure you submit a detailed response and use the word count to your advantage. 
  • To strengthen your application, use free online tools such as Grammarly and have someone read over your application to ensure accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Nursing students may be eligible for a separate scholarship to attend ONS Congress.
Please review the
Ceira Boyle Oncology Student Nursing Scholarship for more information.

How To Apply:

  • Applications closed. Check back in the fall for next year's scholarship! 
  • Email with any questions. 
  • All questions must be submitted to the Foundation prior to 4:30 pm Eastern Time on the day of the application due date in order to receive a response prior to the deadline.
  • No late applications will be accepted, and all applications must be submitted through the application platform.

2022 ONS Congress® Scholarship Recipients

Allison Young, BSN, RN

Nashville, TN

Amanda Gutierrez, BSN, RN, OCN®

Centennial, CO

Alanna Iorio, RN, BSN, OCN®

Carlsbad, CA

Alexandra Connelly, RN

Boston, MA

Alexi Vasbinder, PhD, RN

Jackson, MI

Amanda Drury, PhD, MSc, BSc

Dunboyne, Ireland

Amy Hardin, RN, BSN, OCN®

Flagstaff, AZ

Andrew Brown, RN

Middleton, WI

Angela Davis, BSN, RN, OCN®

Franklin, IN

Angeles Price, RN, MS, CNS, AOCN®

Vallejo, CA

Anne-Marie Cole, RN, BSN, OCN®

Burleson, TX

April Thigpen, MSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN®

Rolesville, NC

Audrey Umschlag, BSN, RN, OCN®

Millsboro, DE

Aviva Emmons, BSN, BA, RN-BC

Durham, NC

Beatriz Aguiar, RN, MSc

Recant, DF

Bobbie Perrin, APRN-FNP-C, OCN®

Amarillo, TX

Brooke Gibson, RN, BSN, OCN®

Hannibal, MO

Brooke Torpey, RN, BSN, OCN®

Hazlet, NJ

Caitlin Bresnahan, RN, BSN

Brighton, MA

Carolyn Browne, RN, BSN, OCN®

Collingswood, NJ

Carrie Patton, BSN, RN, OCN®

Long Beach, CA

Chanelle Lake, OCN®

McDaniel, MD

Cheryl Theulen, RN, BSN, OCN®

Halbur, LA

Christina Klawitter, MSN, RN, OCN®

Phoenix, AZ

Colette Baudoin, PhD (c), MSN, RN, OCN®, CNE

Marrero, LA

Cydney Bradley , BSN, RN, OCN®

Teaneck , NJ

Dana Clark, BSN, RN, OCN®

Lilburn, GA

Danielle McCutcheon, RN-BC, OCN®

Akron, OH

Danielle Sheehy, BSN, RN-BC, OCN®

Omaha, NE

Devin Thomas, ADN

Loganville, GA

Elizabeth Llewellyn, RN, BSN, OCN®

Cumberland, RI

Elycia Ramey, RN, BSN

Arlington , WA

Emily Lott, CRNP, MSN, OCN®, CHPN

Somerdale, NJ

Enrique Paraiso, RN

Elk Grove, CA

Erin Pierce, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

New Orleans, LA

Erin Twining, RN, OCN®

Allentown, PA

Erin Darby , RN

Lake Stevens, WA

Eva Rivas Gutierrez, RN, OCN®

Russellville, AR

Gina Cravey, BSN, RN, CHRC, CCRC

Canyon, TX

Hannah Samley, RN, BSN, BMTCN®, OCN®

Charlottesville, VA

Hope Robinson, RN, BSN

Charlotte, NC

Jacqueline Curtis, RN, MSN, OCN®, CNL

Tucson, AZ

Jacqueline Borelli, RN

Methuen, MA

Jasmine Smith, BSN, RN, OCN®

Atlanta, GA

Jaya D'Silva, RN, OCN®, FNP-C

Vallejo, CA

Jeannette Tse, RN, OCN®

Seattle, WA

Jennifer Cruz-Flores, RN

Everett, MA

Jennifer McClennon, MSN, RN, CNL, CHPN

Temple Terrace, FL

Jessica Euler, RN, BSN, OCN, BMTCN

Newberg, OR

Jessica Ruadap, BSN

Alpharetta, GA

Jessica Beck, BSN, RN, OCN®

Wake Forest, NC

Jill King, BSN

Castle Rock, CO

Joy Caneda, RN, BMT, OCN®

San Bruno, CA

Kara Burke, BSN, RN

Weymouth, MA

Karlie Zastrow, BSN

Elkhorn, NE

Karly Goozee, MSN, RN, OCN®

Decatur, GA

Kathryn Heaney, MSN, RN, OCN®

Teaneck, NJ

Kelsey Soares, MSN, RN

East Freetown, MA

Keysha Miralda, BSN, RN

Dedham, MA

Laura Daniel, RN

Athens, GA

Lauren Ghazal, PhD, FNP-BC

New York, NY

Lauren McGovern (Kepple), BSN, RN, OCN®

Foxborough, MA

Leslie Hodgson, RN, BSN, CMSRN

West Chester, PA

Lillian Reilly, MSN, RN, OCN®

New York, NY

Lynette Santos, RN, BSN

Oak Park, IL

Magdalena Ryniak-Grajzer, MA, RN, OCN®, NE-BC

Pompton Plains, NJ

Marco Fajardo, BSN, RN, OCN®

Chapel Hill, NC

Mary Mazer, APRN, FNP-C, CBBN

San Antonio, TX

Megan McNally, BSN, RN

North Andover, MA

Megan Moralita, BSN

Pensacola, FL

Melinda Esposito, RN, BSN, OCN

Bellingham , MA

Melissa Hiscock, BSN, RN, CWOCN, OCN®, CPPS

Grand Island, NY

Melissa Wood, BSN, RN, OCN

Colllinsville, OK

Meredith Cummings, BSN, RN, OCN

Pittsburgh, PA

Paulina Bruns, RN, BSN, OCN

Merced, CA

Phuong Vo, BSN, RN, OCN®

Allston, MA

Priyanka Devgan, BSN, MBA

Sammamish, WA

Rebecca Bunton-Woods, BSN, RN, OCN®

Mount Pleasant, SC

Rebecca Dagenais, BS, RN, OCN®

Sykesville, MD

Rebecca El-Asmar, MSN, RN, AOCNS®

Jdeideh, Lebanon

Salima Shams, A-34942

Karachi, Pakistan

Samantha Butalid, MSN, RN, CNS, FNP-BC

Vallejo, CA

Samantha Minasian, BSN, RN, OCN®

Brandon, FL

Sarah Davis, BSN, RN, BMTCN, OCN®

Oconomowoc, WI

Sheela Stanley, RN, BSN, OCN®

Dublin, CA

Sherwin Balasia, BSN, OCN®

Jersey City, NJ

Shini Antony, MSN RN, OCN®

Pasadena, TX

Stephanie Lee, BS, BSN, RN, OCN®

Atlanta, GA

Theodore Hiemstra, RN, BS, BSN

Chicago, IL

Veronica Weddle, RN, BSN, OCN®

Pendleton, IN

Veronica Campos, DNP, RN, OCN®, NE-BC

Garden Ridge, TX

Vicki Koceja, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, OCN®, NEA-BC, FAAMA

La Qunita, CA

Vickie Alfrey, RN

Fairland, IN