The 2021-2022 NEF Scholarship application process opened October 1, 2020 and will close February 4, 2021
Notification of scholarship awards will take place in mid May, 2021. Applicants MUST have a minimum of two semesters of study remaining after notification of award (i.e. summer and fall; fall and spring) Click on "How to Apply" for more information.
An Evening to Remember Now On YouTube The NEF 2020-2021 Scholars Honored With A Virtual Celebration
On Tuesday evening, November 10, 2020, Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. presented a virtual Zoom celebration honoring this year’s “23” NEF Scholarship Recipients’ – the NEF Scholars, an inspiring group of nurse leaders.
Those in attendance included the NEF Board of Directors, Directors Emeritus, Deans, Vice Deans, and Directors of the NEF 2020 Scholars’ universities and graduate programs, and the NEF Scholars from across the United States.
To view this remarkable event, please find the link to the Zoom video on our YouTube channel:
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Mission, Vision And Values Of The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
To promote leadership through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking masters and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service and research.
To be the national leader in providing graduate funds for nurse leaders in education, practice, service and research.
Excellence, Scholarship, Diversity, Stewardship
Support a Graduate Nurse's Education With a Donation To Nurses Educational Funds, Inc
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc, encourages all those who have ever been grateful for the care, commitment, and dedication of a nurse, to donate today to the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. an organization solely devoted to raising money to support graduate nursing education.
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which awards scholarships to registered nurses in graduate nursing programs. The scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, recognized leadership potential, and visionary professional goals. 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:
advanced nurse clinicians
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!
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Honored Margaret L. McClure, EdD, RN, FAAN on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 with a Zoom Virtual Celebration
Dr. Margaret “Maggie” McClure was honored by NEF on November 4, 2020 during a Zoom virtual event celebrating her distinguished career and the establishment of the Margaret L. McClure Scholarship Fund. This award is dedicated to nurses in graduate nursing programs, specializing in education, administration, and /or health care policy.
Nursing care and nursing leadership has rarely been so tested as it is now with the COVID-19 Pandemic. The course of all of our lives is being fundamentally altered in these unprecedented times.
We are inspired by the dedicated and dangerous work of all health care professionals on the frontlines. Three of the Board of Directors of Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. are working in leadership capacities in three of the major healthcare institutions in the New York Metropolitan area dealing with the day-to- day challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The virtual office of NEF is open and this year's NEF Scholars biographies and photos are posted under 2020-2021 Scholars. Please view the experiences and academic goals of these exceptional individuals, the 2020-2021 NEF Scholars.
The core of NEF’s mission is to promote nursing leadership by awarding scholarships to support nurses studying in graduate nursing programs throughout the United States and we intend to honor that mission now as we have for the past 108 years.
NEF’s sole mission is to raise money for scholarships in graduate nursing education, advanced clinical practice, research, and administration.
In this Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, we hope you will consider making a gift of any amount to NEF to support future nurse leaders.
A permanent named scholarship may be created through NEF to recognize or perpetuate the memory of a loved one (living or deceased), a nursing leader, a community leader, a special friend, a family member, or significant other.
Please make the support of nurse leaders your priority for 2020. Nurses can transform lives.
Click on the red DONATE icon above and follow the prompts to make a donation online.
A check may be made out to NEF and mailed to: NEF, 137 Montague Street, Ste. 144, Brooklyn NY 11201
NEF's Honoree In 2021 Is Rita Reis Wieczorek, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN
Rita Reis Wieczorek will be Nurses Educational Funds' 2021 Honoree and the Rita Reis Wieczorek Maternal-Infant & Pediatric Nursing Scholarship is the newest named NEF scholarship fund.
The Rita Reis Wieczorek Scholarship Fund for Maternal-Infant and Pediatric Nursing is the very first NEF Scholarship to specifically focus on maternal-infant and pediatric nursing. Over four decades Dr. Wieczorek has devoted her career to providing the best maternal-infant and pediatric care to her patients as well as teaching the highest standards of care to master's and doctoral nursing students, motivating them to excel in their care for the well-being of mothers, infants and children.
Please click on the links below to see video interviews with Dr. Wieczorek and donate to her scholarship for maternal-infant and pediatric nursing.