RNFOO began distributing scholarships to Ontario nurses and nursing students in 1972.  Since inception, well more than 1,000 nurses have benefited from the generous donors who fund RNFOO awards and scholarships.  This section of our website will share some of the award winners' stories, some years after their academic success was recognized. 

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Astillero ThereseTherese Astillero received the Ontario Nurse Informatics Group (ONIG) scholarship through RNFOO in 2018. This scholarship provides opportunities to Registered Nurses who wish to pursue further education in informatics.

A Registered Nurse since 2014, Therese understood the opportunities for nurses to contribute to quality health care through health data, information and knowledge management enabled by the use of technology. She elected to pursue a Master of Health Informatics degree at the University of Toronto. Therese states that the program “helped transitioned me from a full time clinical role to a digital role where I am able to leverage my clinical skills to help patients and advance the use of technology in the healthcare space.” She currently combines a clinical nursing role in a hospital with work as a patient education specialist focusing on a patient engagement application.

Read more: 2018: Therese Astilerro
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