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Foundation Scholarships and Grants

The AORN Foundation supports your professional goals and helps you maintain evidence-based knowledge and competencies. We have awarded scholarships to more than 3,000 nurses working to earn a degree, achieve advanced certification, and complete continuing nurse education.

Academic Scholarships

The application for the 2020 – 2021 school year opens January 4, 2021 and will close on June 15, 2021.

CNOR®, CSSM®, and CNAMB® Certification Grant

CNOR, CSSM and CNAMB Certification grants are supported by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The application to support certification testing opens January 4, 2021 and closes April 15, 2021.

Professional Development Grants

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

Research Grants

AORN is dedicated to incorporating research and evidence-based practice as a foundation for perioperative nursing to provide quality patient care.


AORN Foundation - Scholarships, Grants, and Awards

Support the Foundation


Text NURSE to (720) 770-4624 to make a secure donation.