When you give to the ENA Foundation, you contribute to more than just a scholarship or research grant. You’re fueling the future of emergency nursing — a profession that saves lives.
You help students obtain their nursing degree during a time when the ED is seen as a safety net in communities around the world. You make it possible for nurses to make an impact — from helping set health policy and best practice, to performing research or teaching at a university on some of the biggest challenges in emergency care. You also make it possible for nurses to attend the largest emergency nursing conference so they can share new knowledge with their colleagues and incite positive change.
The ENA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission it is to provide educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing. Since 1991, the ENA Foundation has provided over $2.7 million in educational scholarships and research grants to emergency healthcare professionals.
Please consider making a gift to the ENA Foundation annually, so we can continue to fund the future of the profession. Whether for an academic scholarship, research grant, or endowment, your contribution makes a difference in the lives of emergency nurses and the patients they care for.
Endowment funds help secure the ongoing future of the ENA Foundation by providing continual support. Endowment gifts are retained in perpetuity and cannot be spent; the investment earnings from the endowed funds provides annual awards to recipients. The amount awarded each year is dependent on the ENA Foundation’s spending policy, which is developed to provide a predictable stream of funding. While each endowed fund is accounted separately, each fund’s balance is pooled with other ENA Foundation endowment funds, increasing its potential for investment return while further strengthening its earning potential.
Endowed funds may be initiated with a gift of any amount and a signed agreement to fully fund the endowment within five years. Endowments are frequently funded by cash gifts, but they may also be funded by transfers of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, and other types of property. Gifts toward endowed scholarships may also be made by bequest. Please contact the ENA Foundation for additional information or assistance.Learn More
ENA Foundation education scholarships provide support to individuals and emergency nurses seeking to enhance patient care and grow their knowledge. Thanks to your generous contributions, we awarded more than $414,000 in scholarships in 2017.
The submission period for both 2018 academic scholarships and Emergency Nursing 2018 conference scholarships has closed. Applications will no longer be accepted. Thank you to all of you who applied!
Click the link to learn more about attending ENA's annual conference.Scholarships 2017 Recipients
"I started this journey with the goal of attaining a position as a nurse educator for the ED. With my master's many new doors will open to new and exciting opportunities in education.
Receiving my master's has better prepared me in my work environment with patients to view their healthcare from a more global perspective. I have grown to think about evidence based practice and "big picture" in providing care for the ED patient."
Anita Dorr Graduate Scholarship recipient
The ENA Foundation is pleased to offer research grant funding to encourage the development of evidence-based care that promotes quality outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and healthcare systems. Contribute to the advancement of emergency nursing and apply for a research grant. Research grants can be used as part of a degree program and can help shape health policy in direct patient care, within emergency departments, and at the local, state, and federal levels.
New to research? ENA Foundation offers $500 seed grants to that can help you open the door to future funding for emergency nursing research.
Applications for this team grant are currently closed. Please check back in August 2018.
The ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (STTI) have combined resources to offer this annual research grant which provides funding for research that will advance the specialized practice of emergency nursing.
We are no longer accepting applications as of March 1, 2018, at 12:00 pm CST
Funding for this research grant is provided equally by the ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc.