2016 – 2017 NEF Graduate Nursing Scholarship Winners

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Jerelyn Peixoto Weiss

Executive Director of NEF, Jerelyn Weiss has served as a NEF Board Member from 2011 through 2015 and as the NEF Web and Social Media Committee Co-Chair from 2012 through 2015. Read more ...

Purchasing "Cards for Causes" is a win, win action. When you order cards for any occasion through "Cards for Causes" and you acknowledge Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. as the recipient charitable organization, your contribution provides you with beautiful specialty cards and contributes to graduate nursing education scholarships!

Mission, Vision And Values Of The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.


To promote leadership through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking  masters and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service and research.


To be the national leader in providing graduate funds for nurse leaders in education, practice, service and research.


Excellence, Scholarship, Diversity, Stewardship

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

The 2015 Fall NEF Gala…a Not-too-Distant Memory

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. transformed into a virtual organization in just a few weeks of time in December, 2015. With a newly appointed Executive Director, Jerelyn Weiss, and the use of technology, we are thriving and more efficient than ever. With NEF’s virtual office lower overhead expenses, the NEF Board of Directors has increased the scholarship award amounts for the 2016 – 2017 graduate nursing education scholarships. Now that we are settled in our new environment, it’s time to reflect on the major annual event held last November 4, 2015 at the Griffis Faculty Club in New York City.

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Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Is In Its Second Century

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. is in its second century of providing graduate nursing education to exceptional nurses throughout the United States. With 104 years of experience distributing scholarships to professional nurses, NEF, a non-profit organization, continues receiving wide support from contributors throughout the United States who have never forgotten the special value nursing care has brought to their lives and the lives of their families and loved ones.

The only goal of Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. is to raise money to create scholarships for nurses seeking graduate education to further their professional nursing careers and to expand the range of their nursing practice be it acute or primary care, community health care, nursing education instruction, research, or health care administration.

In honor of a nurse who has made a difference in your life, please consider contributing to graduate nursing education to facilitate a professional nurse’s education and enable her or him to provide the highest standard of nursing leadership service.

To donate please click on the heading on NEF’s Homepage entitled “Donate” and follow the instructions there under: “To Make a Financial Donation”.

Bulletin: Nurses Educational Funds, Inc changed its demographics in January 2016:
In January, 2016, NEF moved to 137 Montague Street, Ste. 144, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and changed its phone number to 917 524-8051. We also have a Executive Director, Jerelyn Weiss, email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Our NEF general email address and web site address remain the same: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and www.n-e-f.org.

NEF’s Circle of Scholars

NEF Circle of Scholars, a formal network among NEF scholars was created in 2016 to serve as a communication platform for the thousands of nurses who have been recipients of NEF scholarships. We hope past NEF scholars will regularly update NEF on their accomplishments as nurse leaders so we can share their successes via our NEF Web Site, on Facebook, and on Twitter. We also hope that as the NEF scholars continue to advance in their nursing careers they will remember the next generation of nurse leaders and become lifelong supporters of Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Please read more about the Circle of Scholars under “Scholars” ‘Circle of Scholars’.

Hear From Our Scholars

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!

Support a Graduate Nurse's Education With a Donation To Nurses Educational Funds, Inc

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc, encourages all those who have ever been grateful for the care, commitment, and dedication of a nurse, to donate today to the Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. an organization solely devoted to raising money to support graduate nursing education.

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