Jonas Scholars

In partnership with schools of nursing across the country, Jonas Philanthropies identifies and invests in high-potential doctoral nursing Scholars.

Jonas Scholarships aim to:

  • Address the dire shortage of nursing faculty by preparing nurses with doctoral degrees to step into this critical role.
  • Increase the number of advanced practice nurses providing leadership in primary care.
  • Improve the health of veterans by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates committed to advancing veterans healthcare.
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Our impact

  • Nearly $25 million in scholarships
  • More than 1,000 doctoral nursing Scholars at 157 universities representing all 50 states
  • 285 Scholars focused on advancing veterans healthcare

Our partnerships

Jonas Philanthropies is a national organization that partners with foundations, nonprofits, academic institutions, government agencies and healthcare leaders across the country.


Our people

Our nursing and veterans healthcare initiatives are guided by a group of recognized healthcare leaders.


Nursing and veterans healthcare news

Jonas Philanthropies is engaged in supporting nursing and veterans healthcare.

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Jonas Philanthropies looks forward to offering new funding opportunities in 2018.

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