2014-2015 Graduate Nursing Winners

Doctoral Nursing Scholarships

Andrea Adimondo
Uba Backonja
Martha Badger
Nakia Best
Maura Brain
Gordana Dermody
Arica Dixon
Musetta Fu
Ashley Henneghan
Melissa Kurtz
Maryann Mc Laughlin
Laura Mood
Caitlin O'Connell
Cheryl Petersen
Nancy Roecklin
Kelli Roush
Cynthia Thompson
Ashley Weber
Nancy Wise
Janell Zambrano


Master's Nursing Scholarships

Renee Clark
Amanda Combs
Hayley Eichlin
Kelli Hardin
Whitney Harris
Nicole Hockenberry
Elizabeth Hughett
Nathan Levitt
Ralph Mangusan
Diana Minor
Rachel Moscicki
Tenzin Nangkyi
Jennifer Poliwka
Carly Turner
Kenneth Zayek


2013-2014 Scholarship Winners' Updates

Donna Westmoreland:

The Nurses Educational Funds' scholarship has been such a blessing. I want to first thank NEF again for your generosity.

The end of 2013 finds me roughly half way through my clinical hours working toward my FNP certification with Frontier Nursing University, in Hyden, Kentucky.

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Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

NEF Headlines



Join The Nurses Educational Funds Inc. Celebration of Three New Endowed Graduate Nursing Scholarships:

    Columbia University - Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc./ J. Margaret Ada Mutch Scholarship
    Cynthia Davis Sculco Scholarship for Nursing Education
    The Hartford Foundation Mathy Mezey Gerontological Nursing Scholarship

PLACE: Griffis Faculty Club, 521 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10021

DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TIME: 6 to 8 pm


Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Education

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who are in need of nursing scholarship assistance for graduate study. NEF is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of prominent leaders in nursing, business, and other professions. Nurses comprise the majority of board members.

NEF has been in existence for over 100 years! It was in 1912 that the first two Isabel Hampton Robb scholarships were awarded to two nurses, Cecelia Evans and Lisle French. From then on NEF has continued to support nursing professionals motivated to seek graduate degrees. With the support of those who value the critical need for:

  • nursing educators
  • advanced nurse clinicians
  • nurse researchers

NEF, the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced study in nursing will continue with this work for the next 100 years!



Doctoral Degree Scholarship Winners:

Nursing Educational Funds, Inc.:

It is with great humility and gratitude that I write this note of thanks for your generous donation in the form of an educational scholarship, granted to me this school year. I cannot begin to tell you the relief it brought to me, given the tremendous amount of academic debt and hardship that are involved in pursuing a doctor of nursing practice degree. Your scholarship funds will help me to partially fund the cost of my education while still meeting the needs of my family – a gift for which I cannot possibly thank you enough. I plan to use the DNP degree to pursue a career in academia, so that I may give back to the field of nursing in a meaningful way.

Masters Degree NEF Scholarship Winners

Nursing Educational Funds, Inc.:

I am writing to thank you for choosing me as a 2014-2015 NEF Master’s Nursing scholarship recipient. I was so pleased to learn that I was selected to receive these important funds and am incredibly appreciative of your support for my education.

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Meet Our Board

Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN


Karen A. Ballard, MA, RN, FAAN


Judith Ann Vessey, PhD., MSN, MBA, RN


Click on the names above to read these board members' biographies.