RNFOO is a charitable organization that provides financial support for nurses and nursing students in Ontario to help them further their educational studies, conduct nursing and health care research, and support community health initiatives.  
•  Founded in 1972
•  $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards distributed since inception
•  300 applications are received annually
•  Over 400 award recipients since 1972
•  51%  of award winners  are in an undergraduate program; 49% are in post-grad programs
•  Award winners represent more than 150 health care areas


In Memory of
Josephine Flaherty

Josephine Flaherty,  devoted her life to nursing practice and education. She was former Principal Nursing Officer of Canada, former Dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Western Ontario, and a past President of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.

Donations made to RNFOO in Josephine's name will be distributed through an award honouring her. Donations can be made on-line, by sending a cheque to the RNFOO office, or by calling the office during regular business hours.  See the Contact Us tab for details



RNFOO Awards & Scholarships

The process for distributing RNFOO Awards and Scholarships is based on the academic year.  The 2015 Awards and Scholarships winners have been chosen.  

Information about the 2016 application process will be available here in November, 2015.  You can find details about the process on the Application Guidelines page.  

Ongoing Scholarship Opportunities:

Infection Control Awards are also available.
Applications can be completed at any time, and are reviewed four times a year.

Next Deadline: June 30, 2015

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