NEF Scholarship Online Applications Process Is Currently Open

This year NEF has had the most scholarship application activity ever with over 500 applications in process. However to be considered for an NEF Scholarship the application must be complete and submitted and all three reference emails must be received by February 1, 2019.

On Friday, February 1, 2019 at midnight the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarship application process will close.

The scholarship review process and the approval by the NEF Board of Directors will be completed by the first week in May 2019. The recipients of NEF Scholarships for 2019-2020 will be notified by the second week in May, 2019.

All information about the NEF Scholarship Application process can be found by clicking the menu above on "How to Apply".

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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!