Scholarships

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To further advance the profession of emergency nursing, the ENA Foundation proudly offers educational scholarships annually. Academic scholarships are available for education ranging from associate to doctoral degrees.

The submission period for 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! Recipients have been announced and notified. 

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In 2018, ENA Foundation awarded more than $435,000 in scholarships, continuing education and research grants including 50 conference scholarships & 89 academic scholarships to nurses seeking higher education!

ENA Foundation Scholarships

Anita Dorr Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of ENA’s co-founder Anita Dorr, RN, FAEN, (1915-1972). Anita was the first executive director of the ENA and her contributions to the specialty of emergency nursing were widely recognized. Anita is credited with the 1967 invention of the first emergency nursing crisis cart, commonly known as the “Crash Cart.”

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in administration. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: Two (2)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) Master’s Scholarship

Support for this scholarship is provided by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) organization.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse with a current BCEN credential (CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, or TCRN) who is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: Six (6)
Amount of Award: $4,000 each  
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

California ENA State Council – Vicki Dippner-Robertson Memorial Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship, in memory of Vicki Dippner-Robertson, is made possible by the generosity of the California ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Colorado ENA State Council – Colorado State Council Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Colorado ENA State Council and its Members through contributions to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Elsevier Master’s Scholarship

Support for this scholarship is provided by Elsevier. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health and technology professionals.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

ENA Foundation Endowed Master’s Scholarship

Support for this scholarship is provided by the ENA Foundation.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse who is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicant must be a current registered nurse and meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: Six (6)
Amount of Award: $5,000 each    
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

ENA Foundation Member Supported Master’s Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible through the generosity of ENA Foundation donations collected through ENA membership dues.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: Ten (10)
Amount of Award: $5,000 each    
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

ENA Foundation State Challenge Master’s Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the state councils, chapters and individuals who contributed to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: Six (6)
Amount of Award: $5,000 each
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Georgia ENA State Council - Georgia State Council Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Georgia ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2017 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Gisness Advance Practice Scholarship
Support for this scholarship is provided by Robert and Christine Gisness.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $3,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Illinois ENA State Council – Land of Lincoln Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Illinois ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Judith C. Kelleher Memorial (NP) Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of ENA’s co-founder Judith C. Kelleher, MSN, RN, FAEN, (1923-2013). Judy was an exceptional leader and visionary emergency nurse who directly contributed to raising the standards of how emergency nurses practice today.

 

Requirements: To honor Judy’s wish to continue to further emergency nursing education and keep her legacy alive, this scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a nurse practitioner degree. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000 each  
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Karen O’Neil Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Karen M. O'Neil, who was a recipient of an ENA Foundation Scholarship herself. Karen was a unique individual whose involvement and dedication to her profession touched her patients, colleagues and her community. Karen, her family, and her friends have provided this opportunity as a way to remember her tireless energy and uplifting spirit, and her commitment to emergency nursing.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $3,000 each
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Kentucky ENA State Council – Kentucky ENA Founders Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Kentucky ENA State Council and its Members through contributions to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Minnesota ENA State Council - “Minnesota Pathways IX” Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Minnesota ENA State Council, ENA member Joan Somes and state chapter’s members through contributions to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse (RN) pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Nurses Service Organization (NSO) Master’s Scholarship

Support for this scholarship is provided by Nurses Service Organization (NSO). NSO is the nation's largest provider of nurses professional liability insurance coverage, with over 550,000 nursing professionals insured.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 28, 2017
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2017

South Dakota ENA State Council – South Dakota State Challenge Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the South Dakota ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Stryker Scholarship: Master’s in Healthcare or Related Field

Support for this scholarship is provided by Stryker. Stryker offers patient handling equipment and products for the emergency medical services industry, including general transport and specialty stretchers, transfer devices and furniture. Applicants for this scholarship can be pursuing one of the following (but are not limited to) degrees in business (MBA), public health (MPH), nurse education (N.Ed.) and Informatics.

 

Requirements: Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Teleflex Scholarship

Support for this scholarship is provided by Teleflex. Teleflex’s corporation's EZ-IO® Vascular Access System provides immediate vascular access for the delivery of essential medications and fluids using the intraosseous (inside the bone) space when traditional IVs are difficult. The EZ-IO® is recognized as the technology standard for intraosseous access with over 2 million needles sold worldwide.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Texas ENA State Council – Texas State Challenge Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Texas ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2016 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Texas ENA State Council -Vicki Patrick Texas Legacy Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship, in honor of Vicki Patrick, is made possible by the generosity of the Texas ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2017 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Virginia ENA State Council – Virginia State Challenge Scholarship

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the Virginia ENA State Council and its members through contributions to the 2017 ENA Foundation State Fundraising Challenge campaign.

 

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants must meet all standard eligibility requirements.

 

Number of Awards: One (1)
Amount of Award: $5,000
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
Recipient Notified: After August 1, 2018

Interested in contributing to a scholarship, or question about the application process? Contact ENA Foundation at 847.460.4100 or ena.foundation@ena.org.

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