Scholarships and Award

“Walking for Scholarship”

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 2021 CNF awarded over $8,500 through 14 scholarships to Connecticut students from 11 different universities and schools of nursing!

Play the Video to see the Scholarship Recipients for 2021

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.


Click on the criteria for the scholarship you are interested in to obtain the application and reference template.

Scholarship Opportunities



Dr. Sheila Packard Memorial Scholarship – 1-4 Awarded => $500 – $2000



CNF Specialized Nursing Research Grant – For post graduates –  Up to 2 awarded => $1000 grants



CT Foundation Nursing Scholarship – Multiple Awarded => $500 scholarship each



CNF Award Opportunity


Linda Angotto Memorial Award  –  Award for Nursing Excellence



Pictured (from left): Kim Hriceniak, Karen Banks, and Rita Bonczek walking in the annual Judith P. Hriceniak Memorial walk to support the scholarship of the same name.