Scholarships and Grants Available

Whether you are going back to school or looking to attend a conference for continuing education, we are here to support your professional goals and help you maintain competency to ensure safe patient care.

Professional Development Grants

The Foundation offers professional development scholarships to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care through select educational programs.  There are no professional development grants available at this time.  The application for the 2016 AORN Surgical Conference & Expo grants is now open. Apply Now.

CNOR Grants

Grant funding is available for individuals and organizations for the CNOR exam and study materials. The application for the 2015 CNOR grants is now closed. The grant application open in January 2016.

Academic Scholarships

The AORN Foundation awards scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

The application for the 2015-2016 school year is now closed.  Scholarship winner will be notified by August 15, 2015 by email.
The application for the 2016-2017 school year will open in January 2016.