Donations at Work

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

  • $58,600 approved in 2013 for conference scholarships
  • $62,000 approved in 2013 for academic scholarships
  • $118,298 approved in 2013 for research grants
  • $16,743 approved in 2013 for career development awards

Since 1981, the ONS Foundation has partnered with oncology nursing supporters, like you, to achieve the ONS mission to support oncology nursing to improve the lives of people with or at risk for cancer. Through generous donor support, the ONS Foundation has provided more than $24 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 what past funding recipients are saying about how your support has made a difference:

Cheryl Boulanger, RN from East Petersburg, PA, received a 2014 Congress Scholarship.

“Being awarded this scholarship through the ONS Foundation will provide me with the opportunity to attend this amazing conference on behalf of all the patients we fight alongside every day. It is for our patients that we push ourselves to be the best so we can in turn provide the best.”

LeAndra Harris, RN, BSN, OCN® from Princeton, IL, received a 2014 Master’s Scholarship.

“I cannot begin to thank you enough for the Master’s Degree Scholarship ONS Foundation. I am honored. Receiving the scholarship is not just about receiving the money to continue you education; to me it is being acknowledged for having potential to continue contributing to Oncology patient care. We are the future of Oncology care and it is a reminder that I have a responsibility to represent and give back to the Oncology community. Thank you again.”

Jill Olausson, RN, MSN, CDE of Claremont, CA, received a 2014 ONS Foundation Research Doctorate Scholarship.

"This scholarship comes at a perfect time in my career. After three years in the University of Utah’s Nursing PhD Program, most of my formal didactic education has been completed and it is time for me to conduct my own research study. This can be a daunting task that seems quite overwhelming at times. Receiving this scholarship means a great deal to me during this juncture. It provides financial support for my research study, yes, but it is much more than that. Know that the ONS Foundation believes in my work, gives me the emotional boost that is so critical during this semi-unstructured phase of my doctoral studies. Thank you again for all your encouragement. I look forward to disseminating results of my work widely and will proudly acknowledge ONS Foundation for its important role in my research trajectory.”