NEF Scholarship Application Screening and Review

February 1, 2019 at midnight the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) Scholarship Application process closed. This year NEF received 701 applications, the most ever in the 107-year history of NEF.

All submitted applications for the 2019-2020 NEF Scholarships will be screened for review in February 2019. Only those applicants who completed all of the application requirements will be considered finalists for an NEF Scholarship.

The NEF Scholarship review process begins in March by the nurse members of the NEF Board of Directors. The recipients of this years’ NEF Scholarships will be presented to the NEF Board of Directors for their approval at the May 1, 2019 board meeting. Once approved by the board the scholarship recipients will be notified by email after the first week in May.

The next NEF Scholarship Application process will open October 1, 2019 and closes February 1, 2020.

2018 NEF Gala

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Honors Donald and the late, Barbara Jonas
The Recipients of the 2018-2019 NEF Graduate Nursing Scholarships

More than 75 guests gathered to celebrate Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., its honorees and scholarship recipients on November 7, 2018, at the Griffis Faculty Club in New York City. The setting as always was lovely and the harpist, Sarah Loveland Gill, was wonderful! Our thanks once again go to Rosanne Raso and her excellent Executive Assistant, Uvanda Reynolds, who facilitated all of the arrangements at the Griffis Faculty Club. Our appreciation also goes to Judith Ochola and Suzette Joseph, undergraduate nursing students at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, who for the third year assisted NEF in welcoming guests at the registration desk.

The evening began with drinks and hors d’oeuvres while attendees enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues. All Gala participants were enthusiastic in their support for a cause about which we are all passionate - graduate nursing education.

The formal program began with Board President, Joan Marren welcoming guests and thanking sponsors for their support of NEF’s mission. Representatives present from sponsoring organizations were introduced, as were the four members of the staff of the Jonas Philanthropies present, Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN, Executive Director; Grants and Programs Manager, Althea Hicks; Manager of Development and Partnerships, Mary Fiore and Executive Assistant, Maggie Gelwix. Special guests, Norman and Alicia Volk, 2017 NEF Honorees were also acknowledged. Read More ...

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Education

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent leaders in nursing, business, and other professions. Nurses comprise the majority of board members.

NEF has been in existence for over 100 years! It was in 1912 that the first two Isabel Hampton Robb scholarships were awarded to two nurses, Cecelia Evans and Lisle French. From then on NEF has continued to support nursing professionals motivated to seek graduate degrees. With the support of those who value the critical need for:

  • nursing educators
  • advanced nurse clinicians
  • nurse researchers

NEF, the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced study in nursing will continue with this work for the next 100 years!