Alaska Professional Nurses Organization

Grants & Scholarships

Information on grants, scholarships, fellowships etc. that Alaska nurses may be eligible for  will be published in this section. Our apologies if they appear close to their deadline. Consider using the information to apply for the following year.


David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship 

Are you a current nursing student committed to practicing in rural Alaska? If so, you are eligible to apply for tuition assistance from the David E. Knox Memorial Nursing Fellowship offered by The Alaska Community Foundation. This scholarship honors the memory of David Knox, a longtime Sitka resident and Sitka Community Hospital nurse, who understood the complex medical care issues facing small Alaskan communities. His family and friends established the fellowship in his memory as a way of providing continued support for the rural medical community. Successful candidates will embody the same nurturing compassion, detailed organization, high technical standards and devotion to health care for which Knox was known.

The scholarship opens for applications on January 15, 2016 and the deadline for the scholarship applications is April 15, 2016 [please check online for updates]. Awards will be announced at the end of April. The Fellowship will award up to $2,500 to a nursing student who agrees to practice as a nurse/RN in a small Alaskan community (less than 50,000 residents) for a minimum of one year. Applications and more information are available online at


The Alaska Nurses Foundation seeks proposals for its 2017 grants. Do you have a small project that needs a bit of funding to become reality? Perhaps you need just a bit of money to complete your research project? Or you’re involved in planning a conference and need some help covering speaker expenses. Or there is an intriguing continuing education opportunity that you’d like to pursue? If this is you, consider applying for a small grant from the Alaska Nurses Foundation. Two broad categories of grants are available – Public Health Nursing Grants and General Nursing Grants. Click on the links below for the applications you are interested in.

 Applications are due by August 1, 2016; successful applicants will be notified in December 2016. Please note that due to changes in the investment account the maximum award for all combined grants will be limited to $4,000 this year. 

Public Health Workshop Delivery Grant

Public Health Community Project 

Public Health Individual Continuing Education Grant

Public Health Research Project Grant

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