National League for Nursing (NLN) Steve Cerame Nurse Educator Scholarship

The NLN Steve Cerame Nurse Educator Scholarship honors our former Chief Financial Officer and his 26 years of service to the National League for Nursing and funds up to $8,000 annually to a future nurse educator in a masters or doctoral program.

This scholarship is awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees to advance their career as a full-time nurse educator. 

The funds are for master's or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least one full year of study by June 2024 and for whom program/project completion is feasible (i.e. IRB approved for research, dissertation proposal defended, capstone project approved, QI or change initiative approved). 

Application Requirements

Each proposal must include the below content areas. Carefully review this 2024 NLN Nursing Education Scholarship Review Rubric. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

  • Introduction: Describe your need for support and clarity of purpose.
  • Description of your Program of Study (i.e. dissertation, capstone, scholarly project, pilot project; quality project; change initiative).
  • Include specific outline, timeline and projected graduation date. If you have competed a dissertation proposal defense or had a DNP project approved, please include defense date. If project has been IRB approved, indicate.
  • Describe how your study links to NLN’s Mission and  Core Values.
  • Describe your goals as a nurse educator.
  • 2 Letters of recommendation (addressed to the NLN Foundation).
  • Budget Narrative: Be sure that each line item on the budget is clearly justified.
  • Biosketch Form (also available on SM Apply)

Please note that there is not a specific application template, however, each application should attempt to follow the order of the checklist and use headings indicative of these requirements.

2024 NFNE Scholarship Applicant Webinar:

up to $8,000
United States
National League for Nursing
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