NEF Scholarship Application Period Will Close Midnight February 4, 2020

The time for completing the online Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) Graduate Nursing Scholarship application is drawing to a close.

The final submission date is Monday, February 4, 2020.

To be considered for an NEF Scholarship the application must be complete and submitted and all three reference emails must be received by midnight February 4, 2020.

The scholarship review process and the approval by the NEF Board of Directors will be completed by the first week in May 2020. The recipients of NEF Scholarships for 2020-2021 academic year will be notified by mid May, 2020.

All information about the NEF Scholarship Application process can be found by clicking the menu above on "How to Apply".

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Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
Gala Reception
Madeline A. Naegle, PhD, RN,
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
on their 50th Anniversary, and the 2019 NEF Scholars

The 2019 NEF Gala Fundraising event was an enormous success! Held on Wednesday, November 13 at the Griffis Faculty Club in New York City, more than 100 guests gathered to celebrate Nurses Educational Funds, Inc., its honorees and scholarship recipients. Our thanks are again extended to Rosanne Raso and her wonderful Executive Assistant, Uvanda Reynolds, who facilitated all of the arrangements at the Griffis Faculty Club. Our appreciation also goes to Judith Ochola and Suzette Joseph, registered nurse and undergraduate student at Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, who for the third year assisted NEF in welcoming guests at the registration desk.Read more...


Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Education

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization which seeks and distributes funds to 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!


Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Honors Madeline A. Naegle

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. has initiated a campaign to raise money for a mental health nursing scholarship honoring Madeline A. Naegle, PhD, CNS-PMH, RN, BC, FAAN, national and international nursing leader in mental health/substance abuse education, research, and practice.Read more...