How we help

How We Help

Thousands of dedicated women and men working in post-acute care dream of the chance to learn more, do more, be more. By funding nursing scholarships and research grants, the Foundation helps to make some of those dreams a reality for these committed healthcare professionals. Learn more about the AAPACN Education Foundation.

  • Academic scholarships – The Foundation awards scholarships to students with an interest in post-acute care and who are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Applications for the following scholarships will open in fall 2021:
    • Cheryl M. Thomas Scholarship – $5,000 RN scholarship to obtain a BSN or higher nursing degree nursing degree
    • Elevating Healthcare Scholarship – $3,000 RN scholarship to obtain a BSN
    • Lighting the Way for Nursing Scholarship – $5,000 LPN/LVN scholarship to obtain a BSN or higher nursing degree
    • Sparking the Future in Healthcare Scholarship – $4,000 CNA scholarship to obtain an RN, BSN, or higher nursing degree
  • Research grants – The Foundation accepts proposals for academic nursing research.

Nominations and applications for the 2022 AAPACN Education Foundation Scholarships will open in fall 2021.

Meet our past scholarship recipients.

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