May Newsletter | 2021
The vision of the Foundation is to have a thriving, diverse nursing workforce leading healthcare to improve quality of life for all.
For over fifty years, this has been the driving force of the Foundation.
FNSNA's Virtual Ceremony
Did you miss the FNSNA Virtual Awards Ceremony for the announcement of the 2021 Scholarship Winners?
2021-2022 scholarship awards totaling over $500,000
supporting the education of 196 nursing students. 
Below are videos of thanks from nursing scholarship recipients.
We are your future RN's!
Help Us to Meet the Match--every dollar helps!
Celebrate--the Class of 2021; moving forward in your nursing education; the end of finals;
and time to move and get fit!
FNSNA Fitness Challenge!
Matching Donation--Double$ Your Gift

Exciting News!! Thanks to an extremely generous anonymous supporter who has agreed to match the next $1,000 we raise, all donations we receive will now be DOUBLED! As we go into our final days of this virtual challenge please spread the word to your friends, family, faculty, and fellow students. Their support will be worth twice as much! This is a great opportunity to support nursing education so don't wait - encourage your social network to register and make a donation today at:    
Year of the Nurse Dedication
When the World Health Organization designated 2020 and 2021 the Year of the Nurse, no one could have imagined how nurses across the world would become the face of this pandemic. 
As fear began to cripple many individuals, nurses were there to deliver nursing services, caring for patients at great risk to their own health. Although not fully licensed, nursing students found many ways of caring for patients within their communities while struggling to adapt to a new way of learning. 
Champions for Health Equity Scholarships
For more than 100 years, BAND-AID® Brand has developed innovative healing solutions and supported those who are putting care into the world. Through the BAND-AID® Brand Champions for Health Equity Scholarship, the brand is strengthening its commitment to elevating Black healthcare professionals with the goal of increasing representation and contributing to more equity in the nursing profession. The scholarship is a multi-year commitment of $150,000 over the next three academic years.

This year, funds were awarded tuition support to seven Black nursing students who graduated this spring.
Congratulations Scholars!
Clarisse Veal
South University
School of Nursing
Karl Phillips
Southern University
School of Nursing
Jacques Lockhart
Grambling State University
School of Nursing
Kirtrell Taylor
Southern University
School of Nursing
Marlaisha Harris
Southern University
 School of Nursing
Shamika White
Kentucky State University
School of Nursing
Shannon Young
Southern University School of Nursing
Our Race to Health Equity Diversity Nursing Scholarships

FNSNA is excited to partner with Johnson & Johnson in support of
"Our Race to Health Equity Diversity Nursing Scholarships."

Awards were madeup to $7,500 per scholarship, and $225,000 in scholarships awarded to 61 deserving students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

An additional $225,000 will be awarded in the 2022-23 scholarship cycle. Above you can hear from Masonie Ferguson, nursing student at Nova Southeastern University and recipient of the "Our Race to Health Equity Diversity Nursing Scholarship."

​Students must complete the
race/ethnicity question to qualify.
$225,000 in Funding Available!
Watch for the application in late summer 2021.
Thank You 2021 Scholarship Sponsors!
3M™ Littmann® Stethoscopes Scholarship
Alabama Association of Nursing Students (AANS)
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Robert Ritz and family and friends of Alison Ritz
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)
American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)
American Nurses Association (ANA)
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
BAND-AID® - Johnson & Johnson
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Cheryl K. Schmidt
Dr. Diane J. Mancino and family and friends of Assunta Paolillo
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Endowment Established by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, Trustee
Infusion Nurses Society
Johnson & Johnson
Kaplan Nursing
Dr. Kenneth Dion
Mary Ann Tuft Endowed Fund
MetroSquared Foundation, Inc.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing Scholarship (NCSBN)
Nurses Service Organization and CNA/American Casualty Co.
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Dr. Patrick Hickey
Pfizer Oncology
Thomas H. Edwards Memorial Endowment established by Robert V. Piemonte
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
Tina Filoromo Endowment
Thomas Grant
Wolters Kluwer
Remember a Nurse
Honor a Nurse or Nursing Student
FNSNA appreciates donations in memory of nurses as well as in honor of nurses, nursing faculty, and nursing students. Simply click here and include the information required to honor or remember or honor someone with your gift. If you would like to endow a scholarship, contact [email protected]
Contributions to the Foundation of the NSNA are tax-deductible. Visit FNSNA on Guidestar.
Thank you for your support.