Scholars


Jasmine M. Blunt 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Jasmine M. Blunt is the recipient of the Laura D. Smith National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Scholarship. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she cultivated her passion for scholar... read more.

Lyndsay DeGroot 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Lyndsay DeGroot, PhD(c), BSN, RN is the recipient of the Mathy Mezey Scholarship. She is a fourth year PhD Candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. Following the death of a close friend and her aunt from septic sh... read more.

Marlena Fisher 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Marlena Fisher, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN Alumnus is the recipient of the 2021 M. Elizabeth Carnegie Scholarship. She is currently a third year PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Marlena graduated with her Bachelor’s in Health and S... read more.

Katie Fitzgerald Jones 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Katie Fitzgerald Jones, BSN, MSN, APN is the recipient of the Isabel Hampton Robb Scholarship awarded to the doctoral student with the highest evaluation score. Katie is a Palliative Nurse Practitioner and second-year PhD student at Boston College Co... read more.

Nicole Golden-Montilus 2021-2022 Winner | Master’s Degree Scholarship
Nicole Golden-Montilus, RN CSN is the proud recipient of the 2021 Estelle Massey Osborne Scholarship. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from Seton Hall University in 1995. Nicole went on to complete her Nursing Degree at Fe... read more.

Emily Gray 2021-2022 Winner | Master’s Degree Scholarship
Emily Gray is the honored recipient of the Barbara L. Tate 2021-2022 scholarship. Emily received her undergraduate BSN degree from Azusa Pacific University. She is now in her second year in the Dual Acute and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner... read more.

Rachelle Gray 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Rachelle Gray, PhD(c), DNP, MBA, FNP-BC, is the proud recipient of the NEF AJN/Thelma Schorr Scholarship award. Rachelle earned her Associate of Applied Science as a registered nurse from Owens Community College in 1987, her Bachelor of Science in Nu... read more.

Carolina M. Gustafson 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Carolina M. Gustafson, a current fourth year PhD student in nursing at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, is the 2021-2022 recipient of the NEF Margaret Gould Tyson Scholarship. Carolina completed her initial undergradua... read more.

Miriam Kamau 2021-2022 Winner | Master’s Degree Scholarship
Miriam Kamau, BSN, RN, PHN, PMH-BC is the honored recipient of the NEF Madeline A. Naegle Scholarship. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from California State University San Bernardino in 2006 and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Sci... read more.

Mary Killela 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Mary Killela of Raleigh, North Carolina is the recipient of the Henry Spencer Scholarship. She earned her bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science in... read more.

Nicole Knight 2021-2022 Winner | Master’s Degree Scholarship
Nicole Knight is the recipient of the Liesel M. Hiemenz Scholarship. Nicole currently attends Frontier Nursing University pursuing her master’s degree to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. Nicole earned her BS from the University of California, Davis... read more.

Shai Lev 2021-2022 Winner | Master’s Degree Scholarship
Shai Lev, BSN, RN, PCCN, is the honored recipient of the Lucy C. Perry Memorial Scholarship which will support her final year as a student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Kent State University. She began her professional career as a regis... read more.

Annmarie Muñana 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Annmarie Muñana, MSN, MJ, RN, CNE is the proud and grateful recipient of the Philip D. Raso Scholarship. As a healthcare and academic nurse leader with a commitment to excellence, she believes in continuous improvement for herself, the nursing profes... read more.

BethAnn Nowak 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
BethAnn Nowak is the inaugural recipient of the Mary V. Insall Scholarship. She earned her first Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a Clinical Nurse Leader in 2018 and her post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing as... read more.

Elizabeth Parker 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Elizabeth “Ellis” Parker, MSN, RN-BC, CNE is the recipient of the 2021 Jane Eleanor Knox Scholarship. She is entering her third year in the Doctor of Education in Nursing Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, NY. Thi... read more.

Nisha Patel 2021-2022 Winner | Master’s Degree Scholarship
Nisha Patel is the recipient of the 2021 Isabel McIssac Scholarship, which is awarded to master’s degree students in honor of Isabel McIssac, the first chairman of the original memorial fund for Isabel Hampton Robb. Nisha received a Bachelor of Scien... read more.

Corinne L. Plesko 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Corinne “Cori” Plesko, BSN, RN is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Margaret L. McClure Scholarship Fund. Cori is currently a 4 th year DNP/PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, where she is specializing in both the pediatric acu... read more.

Wayne Quashie 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Wayne Quashie is the first recipient of the Georgette Viellion NEF Scholarship as well as the recipient of the NEF M. Elizabeth Carnegie Scholarship last year. He attained his Master’s Degree in Nursing from Indiana State University, Master of Public... read more.

Jennifer Roye 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Jennifer Roye, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE is the 2021 recipient of the NEF M. Louise Fitzpatrick Scholarship. She holds an MSN from the University of Texas at Arlington and is currently obtaining an EdD in Instructional Leadership from the University of Alab... read more.

Chun-An Sun 2021-2022 Winner | Doctoral Degree Scholarship
Chun-An Sun is the recipient of the Judith G. Whitaker Scholarship. She is currently a DNP/PhD student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 2011 and he... read more.

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Wayne Quashie

(2021-2022 Winner)

Wayne Quashie is the first recipient of the Georgette Viellion NEF Scholarship as well as the recipient of the NEF M. Elizabeth Carnegie Scholarship last year. He attained his Master’s Degree in Nursing from In... read more.

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