The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is pleased to announce that new funding has been received from organizations and individual donors to expand the COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. Administered by AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing, this fund was created to provide financial relief to students whose education and lives have been directly impacted by the coronavirus. In addition to the 24 donations from individuals and organizations, the Foundation is grateful to three organizations for their generous contributions to the student fund: the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation ($25,000); Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare ($10,000); and the University of Memphis Foundation ($3,000).
The COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund provides one-time grants to nursing students enrolled in AACN member schools who need financial support to complete their nursing programs and/or meet life expenses. Priority is given to entry-level students in baccalaureate and master’s programs in the final two semesters of their nursing programs. To date, 51 grants ($500 each) have been disbursed to nursing students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This program was developed by nurse leader and philanthropist Darlene Curley, who contributed $25,000 in funding to launch this critically important program.
With an additional $47,500 in funding available, 95 awards in the amount of $500 will be made directly to nursing students, with the goal of funding students in every state. All applications will be reviewed, and recipients will be selected by AACN with funds distributed via its philanthropic arm. Students interested in applying for an award must complete an online application posted on the AACN website. Students applying must be enrolled full-time in an AACN member school and provide contact information for their advisor who can confirm that the student is in good standing. Applications must be received by June 30, 2020. Students selected for funding will be notified by July 20.
For more information: https://www.aacnnursing.org/About-AACN/Foundation-for-Academic-Nursing/COVID-19-Nursing-Student-Support-Fund
To apply: https://aacn.wufoo.com/forms/aacn-covid19-nursing-student-support-fund
This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 06/04/2020.