Scholarships and Award

The Connecticut Nurses Foundation strives to assist nursing students, registered nurses, nurse leaders and researchers  in achieving higher levels of education, professional success, and pursue contributions to the profession of nursing and health care.

In 2017 CNF awarded over $10,000 through 26 scholarships to Connecticut students from 12 different universities and schools of nursing!


CNF prides itself on assisting non-traditional students and scholarship candidates with limited resources who could not complete their education without aid – whether it be for tuition, textbooks, childcare or other expenses. Preference is given to scholarship candidates who are Connecticut residents, who will attend Connecticut schools of nursing, or who have a commitment to practicing nursing in the state of Connecticut.


Applications are Due by June 15th unless otherwise stated.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Opportunities Eligibility
Dr. Sheila Packard Memorial Scholarship – Award $500 – $2000 Criteria
Cassena Care Scholarship – for LPNs – Award 2 – $500 (minimum) scholarships Criteria
Jennifer Hawke-Petit Pediatric Scholarship – Award $500 (minimum) scholarship Criteria
Frank Chant Memorial Award Scholarship (HHCU) – Award 2 to 4  $500 scholarships Criteria 
CNF Specialized Nursing Research Grant – For post graduates – Award up to 2  $1000 grants Criteria
CT Foundation Nursing Scholarship – Award multiple $500 scholarships Criteria
CNF Award Opportunity Eligibility
Linda Angotto Memorial Award  –  Award for Nursing Excellence Criteria