The 2022-2023 NEF Scholars attend 21 different Graduate Nursing Programs across the United States.

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Allison Adams Wieczorek Scholarship

Allison Adams Wieczorek, BS, BA

Announcing a Second NEF Maternal-Infant and Pediatric Scholarship, The Allison Adams Wieczorek Scholarship Fund

In June of 2021 when the Rita Reiss Wieczorek’s Scholarship for Maternal – Infant and Pediatric Nursing reached the permanent scholarship goal of $50,000. Dr. Wieczorek requested that the additional funds received for her scholarship be distributed to a second scholarship for Maternal – Infant and Pediatric nursing, honoring her daughter-in-law and longstanding NEF Board member, Allison Adams Wieczorek. Please support this critically important nursing specialty and donate to the Allison Adams Wieczorek Scholarship fund by clicking on this link:
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New Scholarship

Johnson & Johnson and NEF Partnership

2023 Health Equity Scholarship Established by Johnson & Johnson & Nurses Educational Funds

NEF is announcing an inaugural Health Equity Scholarship established with Johnson & Johnson specifically to provide five (5) $10,000 scholarships, to five exceptional graduate nursing students who achieve and exceed all of the general NEF Scholarship application requirements read more.
Four New Scholarships

NEF Scholars

NEF Gains Four New Scholarships in 2021 and 2022

NEF Vice President Cynthia Sculco has facilitated the establishment of the following four new NEF Scholarships. All three scholarships donated by the Mary Insall Foundation.

The Charles Hamlin Scholarship established by Dr. Charles Hamlin

Brittney Sullivan, 2016-2017 NEF Scholar

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Our Mission & Vision Statement

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Mission & Vision Statement Of The Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.


To promote leadership and health equity through scholarship support for professional nurses seeking master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing education, practice, service and research.


To be a national leader in providing scholarships to nurses that benefit nursing, health care and the global community.


Rita Reis Wieczorek and Family

2022 NEF Gala Reception Honoring Rita Reis Wieczorek, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN

Nurses Educational Funds honored Rita Reis Wieczorek, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Griffis Faculty Club in New Yor City with a Gala reception.

Sponsored by thirty-four (34) academic nursing programs, nursing departments, medical centers, NEF Directors and Directors’ Emeritus, nursing organizations, nurses, and health care companies. read more

The 2022 NEF Gala Sponsors

To See the 2022 NEF Gala Sponsors, click here.