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Cancer Research Scholarships

Here are some of the Cancer Research scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

AMGEN Research Grant

To provide funding for oncology nursing research. Amount Awarded: $8500 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Eligibility: The oncology research proposal must be clinically focused. Applicants must be RNs actively involved with some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research.

Inaffit, LLC NATUREAL Health Is Greater Than Wealth

If you are in need of supplemental assistance for college, the Inaffit, LLC NATUREAL Health Is Greater Than Wealth Scholarship will make it easier for you to achieve your dream! Scholarships are available for high school seniors and undergraduate students that completed two years of college pursuing a degree in medicine, nursing, dental, research, nutrition or other health-related program.

Bobby K. Young Scholar Award

To provide funding to nurses interested in conducting research on cancer pain management or patient outcomes. Amount Awarded: $3500 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: This program is open to RNs who have earned at least a bachelor's degree. Applicants must be either beginning researchers who have had no more than 3 research-based publications in refereed journals and have received, as a principal investigator, no more than $5,000 in extramural funding in any 1 research area, or experienced researchers. Proposed research may be for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation only if the project has been approved by the principal investigator's thesis or dissertation committee. The proposed research must relate to cancer pain management or patient outcomes. Additional Information: There is a $50 application fee.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Division Chapter Research Grant

To provide funding for oncology nursing research supported by ONC chapters. Number Awarded: 1 each year. Eligibility: The applicant must be an RN actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research; must have the support of an ONS chapter; and must submit a proposal dealing with oncology nursing practice. Involvement of the ONS chapter in the planning and implementation of the study should be evident in the proposal.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Division Distinguished Researcher Award

To recognize and reward members of ONS who have conducted or promoted research that has enhanced the science and practice of oncology nursing. Amount Awarded: $3000 Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: Annually. Eligibility: Candidates must be members of the society who have earned a doctorate in nursing or a related field. In addition, they must have demonstrated outstanding and significant contributions to oncology nursing research, have a strong record of quality and major oncology research, have a sustained published record of oncology research, and be able to document contributions to cancer research and related nursing. Additional Information: A reception is held at the ONS congress in honor of the awardee. The awardee must deliver an address to at the ONS congress.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Division Research Grant

To provide funding for research in oncology nursing to improve cancer patient care. Number Awarded: 1 each year. Eligibility: The applicant must be an RN actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research. The proposed research must relate to cancer patient care.

Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

To provide financial assistance to graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in cancer nursing. Amount Awarded: $15000 Number Awarded: Varies each year. Duration: 1 to 4 years. Eligibility: This program is open to registered nurses with a current license to practice who are enrolled in or applying to a doctoral degree program in cancer nursing at an academic institution within the United States. The institution must offer an organized multidisciplinary program in cancer control or cancer care that allows a student the flexiblity to develop educational and research activities related to cancer nursing. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents; be committed to pursuing studies full time; have had experience in professional nursing; be involved in professional organizations; be involved in the American Cancer Society and other volunteer programs; have published or contributed to publications and creative works; have received professional and personal awards and honors; have clear, explicit, and realistic professional goals; have considered geographic location and financial needs as well as program components in selecting a doctoral program; have conducted or plan to conduct research that is meritorious, methodologically sound, and relevant to cancer nursing; have identified a faculty sponsor who is experienced in their area of study and will provide guidance in academic and research activities; have selected a doctoral program that will support their professional goals and research; and have made a career commitment to cancer nursing. They must be preparing to work in the following fields or cancer nursing: research, education, administration, or clinical practice.

Dr. Joanne Scungio Research Grant Awards

To provide funding for pediatric oncology research to members of APON. Number Awarded: 1 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: This program is open to association members who are proposing a research project on a clinical aspect of nursing care of children with cancer and/or their families. Applicants must be RNs who are actively involved in pediatric cancer patient care, education, or research. Additional Information: Projects must be completed within 1 year of the award. Final reports must be submitted to the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.

Ethnic Minority Academic Master's Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to ethnic minorities interested in working on a master's degree in nursing. Amount Awarded: $3000 Number Awarded: 2 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: The candidate must 1) be a registered nurse with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to cancer nursing; 2) be enrolled in a graduate nursing degree program at an NLN-accredited school of nursing; 3) not have previously received a master's scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Foundation; 4) have a current license to practice as a registered nurse; and 5) be a member of an ethnic minority group. Additional Information: Recipients may attend school on a part-time or full-time basis. At the end of each year of scholarship participation, recipients must submit a summary describing their educational activities.

Ethnic Minority Bachelor's Scholarships

To provide financial assistance to ethnic minorities for undergraduate studies in oncology nursing. Amount Awarded: $2000 Number Awarded: 3 each year. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: The candidate must 1) be a registered nurse with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to cancer nursing; 2) be enrolled in a undergraduate nursing degree program at an NLN-accredited school of nursing; 3) have a current license to practice as a registered nurse; 4) not have previously received a bachelor's scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Foundation; and 5) be a member of an ethnic minority group. Additional Information: At the end of each year of scholarship participation, recipients must submit a summary describing their educational activities.

Nurse.org Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

Nurse.org Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Annual Application Deadline: January 29 Eligibility: Applicants must be 17 or over with a 3.0+ GPA, and enrolled or accepted to a nursing or healthcare-related program. Both graduate and undergraduate students welcome to apply. Must submit a 600-1000 word essay. Apply Online: http://nurse.org/resources/nurse-practitioner/#scholarship Nurse.org is the top hospital review site made specifically for nurses to share useful information about potential employers.

Sylvia Bodak Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 by the family and friends of Sylvia Bodak with assistance from the Women’s Cancer Care Foundation. The fund was set up to honor the life of a loving wife and mother who passed away in 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer. Through their experiences during Mrs. Bodak’s illness the family had come to know, and wished to support the work of individuals in the field of oncology and/or cancer research.Eligibility requirements:? To support a part-time or full time student pursuing a career in cancer research, oncology, or any related field.? Preference to residents, students and/or those employed in the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott but if a qualified candidate is not found in that area others candidates will be considered? Financial need? Two letters of recommendationEssay requirement: Write a brief summary about yourself, including your reason for choosing oncology nursing and/or cancer research as a career

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