Scholarship Grantees

Past Grantees

Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program

Much of the attention paid to the nation’s nursing crisis focuses on clinical practice, where the shortfall is most visible to the public. However, faculty development – particularly at the doctoral level – is crucial to ensure appropriate education and training for the next generation of nurses. According to the National League for Nursing, the shortage of nurse educators caused more than 67,000 qualified applicants nationwide to be denied admission to nursing programs in 2010 alone and, in the last three years, an average of 125,000 denied applications.

In response, the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program was created in 2008 to support educational development of new nursing faculty and stimulate models for joint faculty appointments between schools of nursing and clinical affiliates. The grants, made through institutional awards, also prepare doctoral candidates to help students address the needs of future patients – from dealing with co-morbidities and chronic illnesses to providing culturally competent care. The Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program was expanded in 2010 to fund a total 59 doctoral nursing students at nearly two dozen of the nation’s leading academic institutions.

Jonas Scholars II (2010 – 2012)

The second round of the Jonas Nurse Scholars Program was launched in fall 2010 to: 1) facilitate doctoral education to increase the number of nursing faculty; and 2) prepare nurse leaders for a future in community health, geriatrics, policy and workforce, education (technology), mental health and nursing administration.

Grants were awarded to 23 schools in 17 states, supporting 59 Scholars:

  • Columbia University School of Nursing (Four Scholars)
  • The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center (Seven Scholars)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (Four Scholars)
  • New York University College of Nursing (Three Scholars)
  • Rutgers College of Nursing (One Scholar)
  • University of California, Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (Two Scholars)
  • University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (Two Scholars)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Two Scholars)
  • Yale University School of Nursing (Four Scholars)

 

  • National League for Nursing (Ten Scholars)
  • Boston College (Two Scholars)
  • Case Western Reserve (Two Scholars)
  • Indiana University (Two Scholars)
  • University of Washington (Two Scholars)
  • Villanova University (Two Scholars)
  • Hartford/BAGNC (Nine Scholars)
  • Arizona State University (One Scholar)
  • Oregon Health and Science University (One Scholar)
  • Pennsylvania State University (One Scholar)
  • University of Arkansas (One Scholar)
  • University of California San Francisco (One Scholar)
  • University of Iowa (One Scholar)
  • University of Minnesota (One Scholar)
  • University of Pennsylvania (One Scholar)
  • University of Utah (One Scholar)

Jonas Scholars I (2008 – 2012)

The program’s first $2.25 million in grants were awarded to six scholars at four academic institutions encompassing six leading schools of nursing that have affiliations with numerous clinical settings. The inaugural Jonas Scholars grantees are:

  • The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and Yale School of Nursing (One Scholar)
  • Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia University's Irving Institute of Translational Science (Two Scholars)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University School of Nursing (One Scholar)
  • New York University College of Nursing (One Scholar)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (One Scholar)