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  • How you can help make a difference
  • Advance your education & attend conference
  • Fund your research project
  • Mission, Board of Trustees, & more

Why ENA Foundation?

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 — and the nurses who save 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 care policy and best practices, 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 where they can learn new knowledge alongside their colleagues and inspire positive change.

About the ENA Foundation

Established in 1991, the ENA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a mission to provide educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nursing.

For more than three decades, the ENA Foundation has provided more than 2,730 emergency nurses with scholarships, research grants and emergency relief grants totaling more than $6.3 million that changed the careers and lives of recipients.

ENA Foundation Board of Trustees

Each year, there is an opportunity for you to join the ENA Foundation Board of Trustees, a dynamic group responsible for supporting resources that serve emergency nurses all over the world. The ENA Foundation accepts applications for open trustee positions June 1-30.

How You Can Help the ENA Foundation

To help the Foundation continue to fund the future of emergency nursing, please consider making a recurring annual gift to the ENA Foundation. Whether for an academic scholarship, research grant, relief grant, endowment or a new impact fund opportunity,  your contribution makes a difference in the lives of emergency nurses and the patients in their care. Here are some of the ways you can impact the future of emergency nursing:

  • Direct donation
  • Endowments or Impact Funds
  • ENStrong Challenge (January-May)
  • Membership renewal donation
  • During ENA’s annual conference
  • Giving Season (Giving Tuesday through Dec. 31)


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ENStrong Fundraising Challenge

Thank you for helping emergency nurses stay ENStrong!

ENA Foundation scholarships and grants are the fuel that help emergency nurses further their education and improve their practice. Your gift is an investment in the advancement of patient care and provides encouragement to nurses to share their stories of support. With your help, the ENA Foundation can provide nurses with the tools to save lives.

Click the button below to learn more about how you can join the ENStrong challenge.

ENStrong Challenge

ENA Foundation Scholarships

ENA Foundation education scholarships provide support to individuals and emergency nurses seeking to grow their knowledge and enhance patient care. The Foundation is a dedicated resource for nurses seeking education at every level.

Academic Scholarships submission period: March 3-April 26, 2024

Academic Scholarship funding—up to $10,000—can help ease the financial burden of school and let you focus on enhancing your knowledge and advancing your career. Whether you are finishing up your degree or earning a new credential, emergency nursing professionals of all levels are encouraged to apply.

Conference Scholarships (Global applicants) submission period: Jan. 8 - Feb. 23, 2024

Conference Scholarships (U.S. applicants) submission period: March 11 - April 12, 2024

ENA's annual education and networking conference delivers contact hours and high-quality emergency nursing content driven to support your career advancement. Whether you are a student, a nurse early in your career, a nursing professional who lives and works outside the U.S. or a seasoned nurse looking for advanced education, the largest event dedicated to emergency nurses has education and learning opportunities for every level. To sign up for updates on Emergency Nursing 2024 in fabulous Las Vegas visit ena.org/en24.

Scholarships Scholarship and Grant Recipients



ENA Foundation Research Grants

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 health care 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.




Emergency Nursing Diverse Voices Research Fellowship

In 2022 the ENA Foundation and Emergency Nursing Research Advisory Council launched the Emergency Nursing Diverse Voices Research Fellowship. The ENDVR Fellowship creates an opportunity that supports first-time researchers who are members of underrepresented populations to elevate their voices and create a broader perspective in emergency nursing research.

Successful applicants will engage in an 18-month-to two-year experience in identifying and answering clinically based research questions. The ENA Foundation will provide funding for hotel stays and travel for required meetings, event registrations and grant funding for research projects up to $500.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Must be a licensed nurse or nursing student
  • Must be a member of an underrepresented community
  • Research line of inquiry must be applicable to the emergency care setting

Emergency Nursing Diverse Voices Research Fellowship submission period: Jan.8-Feb. 23,2024


ENA Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma)

The ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. have combined resources to offer an annual research grant of up to $6,000 for research that will advance the specialized practice of emergency nursing.

The submission period for the ENA Foundation/Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma) is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

Funding for this research grant is provided equally by the ENA Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (Sigma).


ENA Foundation Implementation Grants

New to research? Working on a project that needs a financial boost? The ENA Foundation offers $500 research grants that can help you take the next step in your emergency nursing research and open the door to future funding. Your project will improve practice. Apply today.

The 2023 ENA Foundation Implementation Grants submission period: July 1-Aug. 9, 2024. Be sure to review the complete Eligibility and Submission Guidelines before you prepare your application for submission


ENA Foundation Research Grant

Do you have a firm grasp on the research process? Is your project a major step toward bridging the gap between information and practice and in need of significant financial backing? The ENA Foundation has developed a new, $30,000 research grant that can help you take the next step in your emergency nursing research by facilitating innovative, high-quality research advance emergency nursing. Apply today.

The ENA Foundation Research Grant July 1-Aug 9, 2024.