American Cancer Society Scholarships

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08/05/08
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is offering Graduate scholarships in Clinical Cancer Nursing and Doctoral scholarships in Cancer Nursing.

Graduate Scholarships in Clinical Cancer Nursing
Annual Deadline: February 1

This award supports graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in cancer nursing or a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP). Applicants must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse, and be enrolled in or applying to an accredited graduate nursing degree program. The program of study must be offered within an academic institution in the United States that can award an advanced nursing practice degree with demonstrated integration of didactic and clinical oncology content. The student must be advised by a faculty member responsible for the oncology nursing content in the curriculum or program of study proposed for the applicant. The stipend for each scholarship is $10,000 each year, and includes subsistence and tuition expenses. Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of one and a maximum of two years of funding. Continued funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the graduate program as documented in the student report.

Doctoral Scholarships in Cancer Nursing
Annual Deadline: October 15

The scholarships are intended to provide support for study in a doctoral degree program in nursing or a related area, and to prepare the graduate for a career as a cancer nurse scientist. Applicants must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse, and be enrolled in or applying to an accredited doctoral degree program. Students must project a full-time program of study that integrates cancer nursing and provides evidence of faculty support. Awards are made for up to two years, with possibility of 2-year renewal based on satisfactory progress to date. The yearly stipend is $15,000 per year, which includes subsistence and tuition expenses.

For More Information: Applicants may contact the Program Director, Virginia Krawiec, MPA, at 404-329-7612 or Ginger.Krawiec@cancer.org. The Society offers several other Funding Opportunities for Nursing Training, Research, and Career Development, including support for master’s degree and doctorate of nursing practice students. For a full description of all American Cancer Society funding opportunities, please visit www.cancer.org/research.

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