Donations at Work

The ONS Foundation advances cancer nursing careers through a wide variety of opportunities.

  • $109,475 approved in 2015 for conference scholarships
  • $283,500 approved in 2015 for academic scholarships
  • $164,973 approved in 2015 for research grants
  • $27,086 approved in 2015 for career development awards

Since 1981, the ONS Foundation has partnered with oncology nursing supporters, like you, to achieve the ONS Foundation mission to support cancer nursing excellence. Through generous donor support, the ONS Foundation has provided more than $25 million in funding support oncology nursing awards, grants, scholarships, and educational initiatives. These funds have played a critical role in improving patient care and advancing the oncology nursing profession.

The ONS Foundation is here to help you! Thousands of oncology nurses have been recipients of grant awards through the ONS Foundation. Here is what past funding recipients are saying about how your support has made a difference:

Linda Mahler, OBGNP, ANP-C from Stony Brook, NY, received a 2015 Congress Scholarship.

“Receiving an ONS Congress scholarship through the ONS Foundation not only benefits me by improving my knowledge base and expanding my skills, but will also benefit my colleagues. I plan to share information obtained at Congress with our oncology nurses by providing a series of brief in-services. The intent will be not only to share information, but to inspire creative thinking and problem solving and promote safe, efficient, effective and compassionate care. Thank you ONS Foundation for this generous scholarship! Without it, I would not have been able to attend ONS Congress 2015.”

Wendy Madden, RN, MSN, OCN® from Birmingham, AL, received a 2015 Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award.

“Receiving a 2015 ONS Foundation Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award is a huge honor and this support will enable me to present our research during the February 2016 National ASBMT Conference in Honolulu, HI. We intend to share with others what we have learned at UAB Hospital to reduce oral mucositis using cryotherapy and near infra-red light emitting diodes in oncology patients receiving chemotherapy prior to hematopoietic stem cell therapy. Thank you for this amazing opportunity.”

Chelsea Immel, BSN, OCN® of La Crosse, WI, received a 2015 Master’s Scholarship.

"Receiving a Masters Scholarship through the ONS Foundation has provided me the means to complete my master’s degree in nursing as a clinical nurse specialist with a focus in oncology. I’m excited to complete my program and immerse myself in the realm of oncology care with the hope of making an impact on the patients and families I will encounter in my practice. It is an honor to have been selected for this scholarship.”