Nurses Educational Funds Celebrated the 2023-2024 NEF Scholars In A Zoom Event on October 17, 2023

All forty two (42) NEF Scholars for 2023 were honored in October by NEF.

Over 135 people were in attendance to hear each NEF Scholar briefly tell about their exceptional graduate studies and achievements. The audience included members of the NEF Board of the Directors, and Directors Emeritus, those who have established NEF Scholarships, as well as Deans and Directors from nursing colleges and schools of nursing in universities across the United States.

Please click on the arrow in the center of the screen below to view the 2023 NEF Scholar video. Meet the nursing leaders of today and tomorrow.

Nurses Educational Funds (NEF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1912 by nurses for nurses.

NEF has one single mission:

"To promote leadership and health equity through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service, and research."

The NEF Scholarship Application Process is currently open until February 2, 2024. To find out more about how to apply go to the NEF website at and click on “Apply” on the homepage menu.

NEF depends on donations to fund annual scholarships. Tax deductible donations to NEF can be given online at:

Or by writing a check to NEF and mailing it to:

137 Montague Street, Suite 144
Brooklyn, NY 11201
All donations a tax deductible.


Sarah Guimaraes

(2023-2024 Winner)

Sarah Guimaraes, Ph.D.(c), R.N., CHSE, is the recipient of the Philip Raso Scholarship. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 from Tennessee Tech University's (TTU) Whitson-Hester School of Nu... read more.

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