The Guideline for Surgical Smoke Safety is open for public comments August 1–August 30, 2016. Learn More

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.

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 2016-2017 school year is now closed. Emails have been sent to all submitted applicants notifying them of their status.  If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at or 303-368-6278.

Emerging Leaders-Denver Grant

The AORN Foundation is now accepting applications for Emerging Leaders Financial Management Seminar in Denver October 1, 2016.  Grant funding is designated for travel expenses to attend the seminar. Two $500 grants will be awarded. Application Deadline is September 1, 2016.

Professional Development Grants

The Foundation offers professional development grants to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care.

The application for the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2017 will open September 1, 2016.

Certification Grants

Certification grants are supported by a grant from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The application is closed and will reopen in 2017.