Foundation Scholarships

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

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

The application for the 2020-2021 school year opens January 1, 2020 and closes June 14, 2020. If you have questions, consult our Scholarship FAQs or contact us at foundation@aorn.org or (800)755-2676.

CNOR® and CSSM® Certification Grant

CNOR and CSSM Certification grants are supported by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). Grants awarded can be used for assistance in CNOR or CSSM certification.

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Professional Development Grants

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

Check back periodically as new grants become available.

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