Winner of the M. Elizabeth Carnegie scholarship is native Californian Ifeyinwa Asiodu, a nurse since 2003. Ifeyinwa received her Bachelor’s degree from USC. After attending a Summer Research Training Program at UCSF in 2006 she decided the School of Nursing there was the place for her and matriculated into the Master’s program, transitioning onto the Doctoral program in 2008. She is also currently working as a PHN with the Prenatal Advantage Black Infant Health Project. Through her program of research, Ifeyinwa plans to raise awareness of the importance of infant feeding methods of African American mothers while empowering young women of color to make healthier and more responsible infant feeding choices.
NEF’s only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing.
NEF’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from nursing, education, technology, and business communities. Members donate their time and talent to the advancement of the nursing profession. NEF operates with exceptionally low overhead. NEF employs only one individual who serves in several capacities. NEF is a non-profit organization with 501(c) status; thus, your contributions are fully tax-deductible.