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CNA / NNOC Scholarships

CNA-NNOC offers the following scholarship awards for each academic year. Applications are posted on the website on May 1st of each year, and completed applications are due by August 1. Funds to awardees are distributed each fall from the California Nurses Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

Please note, the following information is for reference purposes only as the 2014-2015 application cycle is concluded. Please check back on May 1st, 2015 to obtain forms and applications for the 2015-2016 cycle.

REGION 1 (Formerly Region 11) SCHOLARSHIP

The Region 1 Scholarship Program was established in 1927 by members of the Alameda County Nurses Association (now CNA-NNOC Region 1), to benefit members of Region 1 who are enrolled in formal education programs, attending educational conferences or classes, or engaged in health educational efforts in underserved communities.



The Region 10 Gannon Scholarship was established by members of the Region 10 (formerly Region 6) CNA-NNOC to fund CNA members in the Los Angeles County area who are enrolled in formal education programs or attending educational conferences or classes.


MARTHA HORTON (Formerly Region 9 – Martha Horton) SCHOLARSHIP

The Region 9 Martha Horton Scholarship was established in 2002 to encourage ethnic and socio-economic diversity in nursing. The scholarship is intended to support those accepted for admission to a 2 year accredited Associate Degree Nursing Program and planning to complete the degree program within two years. Applicants must live in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt, Mendocino, Contra Costa, or Solano counties. 



The St. Joseph Hospital of Orange County Scholarship Fund was established through a donation from a staff nurse to introduce future Registered Nurses (RNs) to the California Nurses Association and reinforce to RNs the importance of strong advocacy for their profession and their patients.  Applicants must be enrolled in the second year of a two-year accredited Associate Degree of Nursing (A.D.N) program and attending nursing school in Orange County, California.

*California Nurses Foundation (CNF) is a nonprofit, founded in 1971, dedicated to charitable, scientific and educational purposes. Donations to CNF are tax deductible to the extent limited by law.

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