California Nurses Foundation scholarships

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CNA/NNOC offers the following scholarship awards to members who are enrolled in formal education programs or attending educational conferences, as well as for students enrolled in an Associate Degree Nursing program (or equivalent). Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now open.

Funds to awardees are distributed in the fall from the California Nurses Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

For any questions about the program, please email us at

Scholarships for CNA/NNOC members

Alameda County Scholarship

The Alameda County Scholarship Program was established in 1927 by members of the Alameda County Nurses Association to benefit members from Alameda County, CA who are enrolled in formal education programs, attending educational conferences or classes, or engaged in health educational efforts in underserved communities.

Apply for the Alameda County Scholarship

Gannon Scholarship

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

Apply for the Gannon Scholarship

Scholarships for nursing students

Sandra R Spaulding Memorial Scholarship

Originally established at the 1985 CNA House of Delegates, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)  Sandra R. Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund is intended to encourage ethnic and socio-economic diversity in nursing. Applicants must be enrolled in the second year of a two-year accredited Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program located in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MO, NV, NC, NY, OH, TX, and WV.

Apply for the Sandra R Spaulding Scholarship

If you are a nursing school instructor and would like to talk with us about scheduling a brief presentation for you and your students regarding our scholarship opportunity, please contact us here.

*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.