Doctoral Scholarships

2016 Doctoral
Scholarship Recipients

  • Pat Buchsel

    Pat Buchsel – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Nicole Kahler

    Nicole Kahler – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Kathryn Post

    Kathryn Post – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Rae Reynolds

    Rae Reynolds – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Breanne Roche

    Breanne Roche – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Mady Stovall

    Mady Stovall – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Laura Trissel

    Laura Trissel – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Lynn White

    Lynn White – Research Doctoral Scholarship

All awards, grants and scholarships are tentative and subject to change based on funding availability.

Doctoral scholarships are supported by the ONS Foundation and the Ann Olson Doctoral Scholarship supported by Pfizer


To provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP).


Doctoral scholarships awarded at $5,000 and $7,500 annually.


  1. The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a PhD, DNSc or DNP nursing degree program for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  2. The candidate must have a current license to practice as a registered nurse and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing.
  3. Two professional letters of support are required. One of these letters must address the applicant's ability to perform doctoral level work.
  4. At the end of each year of scholarship participation, the nurse shall submit a summary describing the education activities in which he/she participated.

NOTE: An individual cannot receive this award more than one time

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2018 (check back after October 15, 2017) for the 2018 Doctoral application.

2016 Doctoral Scholarship Recipients