Foundation Scholarships and Grants
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Supporting Your Professional Goals
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.
We offer the following scholarships and grants:
- Academic Scholarships
- Certification Grants
- Professional Development Grants
- Research Grants
Available Scholarships and Grants
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 2024 – 2025 school year is now open through June 15, 2024. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before completing an application. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at [email protected] or (800) 755-2676.
CNOR®, CSSM®, and CNAMB® Certification Grants
CNOR, CSSM and CNAMB certification grants are supported by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). Grants awarded can be used for assistance in CNOR, CSSM and CNAMB certification testing. Grants are available for new certification only.
Professional Development Grants
The Foundation offers professional development grants to help nurses maintain competency and to ensure safe and high-quality care.
The grant application for funding to attend the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo is now closed. It will reopen for AORN Expo 2025 in conjunction with registration for the event. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at [email protected] or (800) 755-2676.
AORN is dedicated to incorporating research and evidence-based practice as a foundation for perioperative nursing to provide quality patient care.