The Florida Nurses Foundation exists to promote nursing and delivery of healthcare through the advancement of research, education and practice. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships and grants to qualified registered nurses and students. The Foundation has been able to support hundreds of nurses over the decades thanks to the hard work and generous donations of FNA members. There are over 30 scholarships and grants that have been endowed by FNA members.
To qualify for an FNF scholarship, you must:
A) Be enrolled in a nationally accredited nursing program, either through ACEN or CCNE accreditation,
B) Be enrolled in an associate, baccalaureate, master's degree nursing program, or doctoral program (nurses enrolled in doctoral programs are not restricted to nursing specialties),
C) Have completed at least one (1) semester in current nursing program by the June 1st application deadline,
D) Have resided in Florida for at least one (1) year and must reside in Florida throughout the term of the scholarship.
Criteria for Selection
The FNF Board of Trustees use the following criteria to select candidates:
A) Unless otherwise designated by an individual fund, GPA requirements are as follows: Undergraduate: 2.5 minimum GPA, Graduate: 3.0 minimum GPA
B) Potential for contribution to the nursing profession and society
C) Additional criteria designated by individual scholarship fund requirements
Application Process and Additional Information
A) Applications must be submitted on the application upload page on www.floridanurse.org. Only completed application packets will be reviewed. Refer to the application checklist below for the required documentation.
B) Applicants will be notified by email if application is incomplete. Application will only be considered if necessary documents are resubmitted before the June 1st deadline.
C) Once you upload your application packet, you will receive a confirmation email of receipt from the Florida Nurses Foundation. Please keep this receipt for your records.
D) It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that current official transcripts are delivered to the Florida Nurses Foundation by the deadline date of June 1st or the application will be considered incomplete and ineligible for review.
E) You are requested to make a copy of your application materials for your records. The original and all supporting documents are to become the property of the Florida Nurses Foundation and are not returnable. If additional space is necessary to answer any of our questions, please feel free to add pages (not including the Statement of Need or your Goals or Potential for Contribution).
F) Funds will be awarded and names of recipients will be announced between August and September of the award year. On years that Membership Assembly is held, recipients will be invited to accept their award during scholarship awarding ceremony. Please do not call before August to see if you have received a Florida Nurses Foundation scholarship. Thank you for your consideration.
G) Recipients who withdraw from the nursing program before completing the semester/year for which this scholarship applies agree to repay to the Florida Nurses Foundation the sum advanced.
H) Recipients agree to participate in follow-up surveys related to the Scholarship Program.
I) Recipients consent to the publication and public distribution, including through news media and websites, of the announcement of scholarship funding (including digital photos), either as part of the awards promotional activities or for other educational processes.
J) The APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st of the current application year. No exceptions will be made for late applications.