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:

  • Support nurses who will address our nation’s most pressing healthcare needs.
  • Increase the number of nurses with advanced training filling leadership roles as faculty, clinical leaders and researchers.
  • Improve the health of veterans by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates committed to advancing veterans healthcare.




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Our mission

The mission of Jonas Nursing is to enhance the nursing profession by developing nurse leaders who will address the nursing shortage by educating the future nursing workforce and by investing in the health and well-being of our most underserved communities.

Our impact

  • $27 million in scholarships
  • More than 1,400 doctoral nursing Scholars at 157 universities representing all 50 states
  • 350 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.

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Our board

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


Our team

Our nursing and veterans healthcare program is lead and supported by an expert and professional team.


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