Doctoral Scholarships

2015 Doctoral
Scholarship Recipients

  • Sheeba C

    Sheeba C – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Olga Enrlich

    Olga Enrlich – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Erica Fischer-Cartlidge

    Erica Fischer-Cartlidge – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Kristine Harrington

    Kristine Harrington – Clinical Doctoral

  • Ashley Henneghan

    Ashley Henneghan – Research Doctoral

  • Mary Pat Johnston

    Mary Pat Johnston – Research Doctoral

  • Debra Lundquist

    Debra Lundquist – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Erin McMenamin

    Erin McMenamin – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Kathleen Reed

    Kathleen Reed – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Margaret A. Riley

    Margaret A. Riley – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Tracy Ruegg

    Tracy Ruegg – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Victoria Sherry

    Victoria Sherry – Clinical Doctoral Scholarship

  • Stacy Stanifer

    Stacy Stanifer – Research Doctoral Scholarship

  • Robin Whitney

    Robin Whitney – 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 2016-2017 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, 2017 online application available after September 1

2015 Doctoral Scholarship Recipients