RWJF created the Future of Nursing Scholars program to support some of the nation’s best and brightest nurses as they pursue their PhDs. To expand the reach of the program, RWJF developed a strategic philanthropic collaborative to engage other donors dedicated to transforming nursing and health care.
Partners can invest in several ways:
- Provide general, unrestricted scholarship support that will fund Scholars accepted to qualifying schools of nursing across the country. Gifts or grants of $75,000 will provide three years of scholarship funding for each student.
- Offer scholarship support to fund Scholars at qualifying schools in specific regions or in specific nursing specialties that align with funder priorities.
- Support the Future of Nursing Scholars program at the national level, where contributions will help fund the annual Summer Institute and other leadership development sessions, and provide travel support for Scholars to meet with mentors or attend leadership programs and conferences.
- Fund post-doctoral research grants for Scholars who plan to pursue careers as nursing faculty.
The PhD-prepared nurses the Future of Nursing Scholars program will support will help identify solutions to the country’s most pressing health problems, and educate thousands of nurses over the course of their careers. They will be positioned to lead change and inspire the next generation of nurses.