California Nurses Foundation Scholarships

Submitted by amyjune on September 19, 2017

CNA-NNOC offers the following scholarship awards. Applications for the 2021/2022 academic year are now closed. The application period for the 2022/2023 award cycle will open on May 1, 2022. Funds to awardees are distributed in the fall from the California Nurses Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

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Alameda County Scholarship

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

Martha Horton Scholarship

The 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 two-year accredited Associate Degree Nursing Program and planning to complete the degree program within two years. Applicants must live in California, in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt, Mendocino, Contra Costa, or Solano counties.

Region 10 Gannon Scholarship

The Region 10 Gannon Scholarship was established by members of the Region 10 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.

Sandra R Spaulding Memorial Scholarship

The Sandra R Spaulding Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the 1985 CNA House of Delegates to encourage ethnic and socio-economic diversity in nursing. Applicants must be enrolled in the second year of a two-year accredited Associated Degree of Nursing (ADN) program located in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, ME, MO, NV, NC, NY, OH, TX, or WV.

*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.