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Available Scholarships & Grants

Below is a listing of the scholarships and grants that are available through the Florida Nurses Foundation. Each year, the Foundation Trustees review applications and match applicants to available scholarships and/or grants. Please note that applicants do not apply for a specific scholarship, but are matched to the scholarship which best fits their qualifications.

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarships


District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award Hillsborough County

  • Open to generic RN students and graduate students
  • Open to Hillsborough county residents only
  • May be given as a scholarship or a research grant

District 8 Charlotte Anzalone Scholarship Fund

  • Open to generic RN students and graduate students
  • Preference given to residents of Orlando, Seminole, and Osceola counties

Ruth Jacobs District 46 Scholarship (formerly Districts 13 and 33)

  • Open to Pinellas County residents only
  • Priority given to RNs

District 14 Marcy Klosterman Memorial Scholarship Fund Lake County

  • Preference given to Lake County residents

District 6 (formerly District 18) Scholarship Fund Volusia County

  • Six (6) scholarships available each year:
    • Two named scholarships for Volusia County residents: "Lillian Hulla, Friend of Nursing" and "Olive Seymour"
    • Four generic scholarships available statewide

District 20 The Evelyn Baxter Memorial Fund Manatee County

  • Open to Manatee County residents only
  • ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD/DNS ARNP students

District 21 Louise Fiske Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Resident of Broward County

District 24 Erma B. Kraft Scholarship Fund Indian River County

  • generic student

District 46 Olive Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Pinellas or Pasco Counties
  • 2.5 GPA for undergraduates 3.2 for graduate students

Edna Hicks Fund Scholarship

  • Statewide
  • Open to all levels

Mary York Scholarship Fund

  • Need Criteria not restricted at this time

Nina Brookins Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust)

  • Preference given to a student living and/or attending school in South Florida

Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust)

  • Preference given to a perioperative nurse returning to school in South Florida

Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust)

  • Preference given to a student focusing on psychiatric nursing attending school in South Florida

Undine Sams and Friends Scholarship Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust)

  • Statewide
  • Open to all levels

Ruth Finamore Scholarship Fund

  • Open to all levels

Connie Dorry Memorial Fund

  • Resident of Dade County and enrolled in the MSN NP Program in an accredited school

Great 100 Nursing Scholarship Nursing

  • Student residing in Northeast Florida and enrolled at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate RN program
  • Open to all active RNs residing in NE Florida

Agnes Naughton RN-BSN Fund

  • This fund is established to honor Agnes Naughton who was a lifelong FNA member and the mother of FNA Executive Director Paula Massey. She valued education and this scholarship will assist a RN who is continuing his or her education

District 3 Scholarship

  • Two scholarships annually
  • Preference to Marion County Residents
  • BSN generic students only

Ingeborg Mauksch Scholarship

  • Preference to Lee County Residents

Iona Pettingill Scholarship

  • Statewide; Open to any nursing student interested in public health

Kay F. Fullwood Northeast Florida Geriatric Nursing Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nursing student who resides within the Northeast Florida area (Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, & Bradford Counties) and is currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program of study in nursing with a focus on geriatrics; OR 1. Nursing student who resides within the Northeast Florida area (Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay, & Bradford Counties) and is currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program of study in nursing with a focus on geriatrics; OR
  2. A practicing Geriatric NP currently enrolled in an accredited DNP program of study and who seeks to focus in the care of older adults; OR
  3. A practicing Geriatric nurse requesting financial assistance for presentation of geriatric studies/research, or attendance at a nursing conference with a geriatric focus. Must be licensed in the state of Florida.

Florida Nurses Foundation Research Grants


Evelyn Frank McKnight

  • Open to all qualified applicants

Frieda Norton- District 5 Charitable Trust

  • Open to all qualified applicants

Undine Sams and Friends Research Grant Fund(District 5 Charitable Trust)

  • Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida

Blanche Case Research Fund (District 5 Charitable Trust)

  • Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida

Edna Hicks Research Fund- (District 5 Charitable Trust)

  • Preference given to nurse researcher from South Florida

District 20 The Evelyn Baxter Memorial Fund Manatee County

  • Open to Manatee County residents only

Imogene King Research Fund

  • Open to graduate students from all over the state.

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Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407)896-3261

Mailing Address:
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Orlando, FL 32853-6985