Jonas Nursing

Jonas Scholars Initiative

The Jonas Scholars initiative provides financial assistance, leadership development, and networking support to expand the pipeline of future nursing faculty, researchers, and advanced practice nurses. 


  • Over $27 million in scholarships since 2008
  • More than 1,400 doctoral nursing scholars at 157 universities representing all 50 states

Application Information

Applications for the 2024-2026 cohort of the Jonas Scholars program will open in early 2024. For information about candidate eligibility and information about the Jonas Scholars application, please check back in late 2023.  


"To me, being a Jonas Scholar means that I am part of an elite group of leaders who impact health care and elevate the profession of nursing. [...] It has catapulted my career and role as a leader, clinician, advocate, and educator at the national level." -- Joan Miravite (watch full testimonial)

"It was not just the financial support, but there was support by mentors, experts and national leaders that I interacted with. It developed my sense of leadership. It also provided me a fundamental foundation on which I could stand and expand my growth." -- Dr Varsha Singh DNP, APN, Nea-BC (watch full testimonial here)

Being a Jonas Scholar has also introduced me to a new network of nurse leaders who are not only willing to share wisdom and expertise, but also inspire us as Jonas Scholars to dream bigger – about our own careers, the changes needed in the world, and our potential for leading the charge. It is a badge I will wear proudly as a Jonas Scholar alum.

Scholar Highlights

The seventh cohort of Jonas Scholars released over 110 publications during their two years in the program, highlighting research in a variety of areas, including:  

For more information about the Jonas Scholars and alumni, please explore our scholar directory.

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News & Announcements

Jonas Philanthropies and the Flynn Foundation Award Five Scholarships to Advance Oncology Nursing
Jonas Philanthropies and the Flynn Foundation are proud to announce the latest scholarship recipients to receive support through a joint scholarship program created to recognize doctoral nursing students seeking to improve health care for cancer patients. The scholarships represent the third cohort of Jonas-Flynn Oncology Nurse DNP Scholars program (“Jonas-Flynn Scholars”), made possible by a grant from the two organizations. To date, fourteen Jonas-Flynn scholarships totaling $380,000 in support have been awarded. 
August 19, 2023

Jonas Philanthropies Establishes New Home Base for its Nursing Division at AAN
Jonas Philanthropies, one of the nation’s leading sources of support for doctoral nursing education and other critical healthcare priorities, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new home base for its nursing programs at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in Washington, DC. This strategic move will position Jonas Philanthropies to amplify its work to address inequities in health care and support nursing, including the development of a diverse cadre of nurse faculty, advanced practice registered nurses, and nurse leaders. 
January 19, 2023

DNPs of Color and Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare launch Pathway to Publication Mentorship ProgramDNPs of Color (DOCs), an organization committed to increasing diversity in nursing practice through networking, mentorship and advocacy, and Jonas Philanthropies, a nonprofit addressing high-need healthcare issues and audiences through high impact solutions, are proud to announce the launch of DNPs of Color/Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (JNVH) Pathway to Publication (PTP) mentorship program. The program aims to increase the diversity of published nursing research and data available. 
June 8, 2022

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