1. You must be officially admitted to a college or school of higher education for one of the following:
(a) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (current RN), (b) Master in Science in Nursing for Advance
Practice in Neonatal Nursing, (c) Doctoral degree in Nursing, (d) Masters or Post-Master degree
in Nursing Administration or Business Management.
2. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
3. You must be a professionally active neonatal nurse as evidenced by:
* Actively engaged in a service, research, or educational role that contributes directly to the
health care of neonates or to the neonatal nursing profession. (includes all professional
neonatal nursing roles and neonatal nursing students.)
* An active member of a professional association dedicated to enhancing neonatal nursing
and the care of neonates whose mission is consistent with the mission of the Foundation
for Neonatal Research and Education (FNRE)
* Demonstration of ongoing professional education in neonatal nursing as demonstrated by
at least 10 contact hours in neonatal content in the past 24 months. Or neonatal nurses
enrolled in degree nursing programs (advanced or RN to BSN) during the same time period.
4. You must not have received a FNRE scholarship or grant in the past 5 years.
5. If awarded both a FNRE scholarship and grant concurrently, then only one can be kept.
6. Members of the FNRE Board and the FNRE Scholarship Review Committee are ineligible to
apply during their term.
Procedure for Application Submission
1. Submit a completed FNRE Scholarship application. (Part G is kept by the FNRE central office
and is not included in materials submitted to the Scholarship Review Committee.
2. A current résumé or curriculum vitae must accompany the application including evidence of
professional memberships and contact hours earned in the past two years.
3. An official transcript from each college or school of higher education must accompany the
4. A letter of verification of enrollment and acceptance to a college or school.
5. Evaluation forms shall be submitted in the following manner:
a. CNS applicants: Submit a separate form from a nurse manager or supervisor and
two members of the health team.
b. NNP applicants: Submit a separate form from a nurse manager or supervisor, a practicing
NNP, and a neonatologist or other pediatric physician practicing in neonatal care.
c. Nursing Administration or Business Management applicants: Submit a separate form from
a nurse manager or supervisor and two members of the health team.
d. Doctoral applicants: Submit a separate form from a supervisor and one member of program
faculty, and one member of the health team.
e. BSN applicants: Submit a separate form from a nursing supervisor and two members of the
It is your responsibility to ensure that these letters are received in the FNRE central office on or before
the date the application is due.
6. Submit a statement of 250 words or less addressing how you plan to make a significant difference
in neonatal nursing practice.
7. All completed applications must be in the FNRE Central Office no later than May 1st of each year.
Scholarship award notifications will be mailed by September 1st of each year.