Donations at Work

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

  • $122,400 approved in 2016 for conference scholarships
  • $227,000 approved in 2016 for academic scholarships
  • $64,997 approved in 2016 for research grants
  • $54,879 approved in 2016 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 $26 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:

Chelsea Passwater, MSN RN OCN® from North Carolina, received a 2016 Master's Scholarship.

"Receiving the Master's Scholarship through the ONS Foundation will provide financial support as I carry out my passion of becoming an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist. My degree will allow me to gain expertise for this population to promote best practice interventions as I seek to create the best possible outcomes for patients, colleagues, and the organization I serve. Again, thanks to the ONS Foundation for this prestigious award. Your support is vital to my success as an oncology nurse!"

Monica Ralph, OCN® from Ohio, received a 2016 Congress Scholarship.

"Education is a large part the care nurses provide, and it is important for nurses to have current information to keep patients up to date with the latest and best information that will help them stay healthy. Receiving a conference scholarship through the ONS Foundation will give me the opportunity to bring something back to my patients and coworkers. Thank you for supporting me with this scholarship!"

Kathryn Post, RN NP from Massachusetts received a 2016-2017 ONS Foundation Research Doctoral Scholarship.

"Receiving the doctoral nursing scholarship from the ONS Foundation is a prestigious award I feel honored to have received. This award will support my doctoral studies by providing protected time for exploring issues central to survivorship care which will help to further my research. The award will allow me to attend conferences which I would have otherwise not have been able to afford. Ultimately, this award will provide me with the time and resources needed to dedicate myself fully to my dissertation work and for that I am very grateful."