Promise of Nursing Graduate Fellowships for Postgraduate USA and Non-USA Nursing Students

Promise of Nursing Faculty Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Nursing
Course Level: Graduate
Provider: FNSNA, Johnson & Johnson
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) is pleased to announce that the application for the Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship (PON Fellowship) is now available. If you are a Baccalaureate prepared registered nurse and are looking to pursue a prestigious career in nursing education, then take advantage of this unique scholarship opportunity.

Registered nurses enrolled in graduate level, degree-granting colleges and universities in selected regions of the US may be eligible to apply for a Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship.

The PON Fellowship Program is administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA). Funding for the PON Fellowship Program is contributed by several hospitals and health care agencies, by Johnson & Johnson, and by national companies with an interest in supporting nursing education. The funds are raised at gala fundraising events sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.

In order to be eligible for the PON Fellowship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a registered nurse holding a baccalaureate degree in nursing; students in RN to BSN or RN to MSN programs are not eligible to apply;
  • Be a US citizen or an Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/ Alien Registration Number;
  • Be enrolled and matriculated in a state approved graduate school in one of the Promise of Nursing regions (see list below for eligible states;
  • Currently taking courses and registered for no less than six (6) credits; (in the case of doctoral completion, students who maintain “required continuous enrollment” are also eligible);
  • Attend school in an eligible zip code area and be committed to staying within that region upon completion of their program;
  • Students who live and work as a faculty member in a Promise of Nursing region and are enrolled in an online degree granting program are also eligible;
  • Document academic excellence;
  • Establish financial need;
  • Document the commitment to the nurse educator role and plan to serve in this capacity upon completion of the program.
Selection criteria:
Selection of PON Fellowship recipients is based on academic achievement, financial need, commitment to the nurse educator role, and the plan to serve in this capacity upon completion of the program. All factors are carefully considered.

Eligible groups
Citizens of US and non-US countries

Participating Institutions
Specific regions around the United States have been designated as eligible states for the Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship Program. The list below indicates the eligible Promise of Nursing Regions.

Please note that the applicant must attend school in one of the eligible states:
  1. Arizona
  2. California
  3. Mississippi
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. New Jersey
  6. Oregon
  7. South Carolina
  8. Tennessee
  9. Texas
  10. Washington
Fields of study
The PON Fellowship is designed to assist RN’s who are preparing for the nurse educator role to achieve their degrees

Sponsorship duration
PON Fellowships are awarded annually

Scholarship benefits
PON Fellowships may be applied toward tuition, academic fees, and books. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $7,500 per academic year.

Method of Application
The PON Fellowship Application is now completely online. Students who wish to apply must complete the application and upload/attach their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and all the requested documents for consideration. See official website (link to it is below) for complete list of required documents.

Once submitted for review, the completed application and associated documents become the property of the FNSNA. By signing the certification and agreement, permission is granted to the FNSNA to request and/or verify information in the application and in the tuition account from the Dean/Director and/or the Financial Aid Administrator at your school.

Do not include information that is not requested. Do not include photos.

The Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowship application is will now be available on a rolling basis starting September 2017. Applicants may apply for up to three (3) semesters at a time.

The Foundation of National Student Nurses’ Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association’s first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, FNSNA awards scholarships to qualified nursing students annually

Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Nursing for International Students

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