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

You are invited to become a
Friend of RNFOO

The Annual Friends of RNFOO campaign has recently been launched.  Friends of RNFOO are invited to make annual donations*, and will be listed in our Recognition Gallery.

The Friends Campaign addresses the Foundation's need for ongoing support to continue to administer our extensive portfolio of awards and scholarships, and to develop new awards.  More detailed information about the campaign is available here.
You can join the Friends of RNFOO by making your on-line, tax-deductible donation through the Donate button below, or by mailing your cheque to RNFOO, 7270 Woodbine Ave, Suite 204, Markham, ON L3R 4B9.

*Friends are donors who make a minimum donation of $20 per year to the Friends Campaign.








2016 Awards & Scholarships

Thinking of applying for awards?  Here is some basic information:

  • Most (but not all) of the RNFOO Awards and Scholarships require current enrollment in a recognized nursing education program. 
  • The application process will open by December 15, 2015.  The on-line portion of the application process must be completed by 4:00 pm ET Monday, January 18, 2016.  Supplementary documents must be received by the RNFOO office by4:00 pm ET Friday, February 5, 2016.
  • Decisions are made in March/April, and winners are celebrated at the Annual Fundraising Gala.
  • You can find details about the application 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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2016 Awards Brochure