All NEF Gala Sponsorships are tax-deductible.

Sponsorships are available at these levels, please indicate your donation choice:

By donating $50,000 you create and fund a named permanent scholarship.

An individual or organization can create a named scholarship into perpetuity and by so doing recognize or perpetuate the memory of a loved one, a special friend, family member, nursing leader, community leader, institution, association, or significant other.

For additional information please contact
Jerelyn Weiss, NEF Executive Director, Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
Email:; Phone: (917) 524-8051


Elizabeth Parker

(2021-2022 Winner)

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,... read more.

Support a Graduate Nurse’s Education

NEF’s only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing.

NEF’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from nursing, education, technology, and business communities. Members donate their time and talent to the advancement of the nursing profession. NEF operates with exceptionally low overhead. NEF employs only one individual who serves in several capacities. NEF is a non-profit organization with 501(c) status; thus, your contributions are fully tax-deductible.