Grants & Scholarships

To support nursing research and clinical practice efforts that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for children and their families, the NAPNAP Foundation strives to raise money and provide opportunities for academic advancement and research in the nursing community. The result is a series of grants and scholarships that we make available to NAPNAP members. Check out our past winners.

Foundation Research Grant Program - Applications are now closed. Check back for future opportunities.


Empowering Professional Diversity Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Funding Amount: $3,000


The Empowering Professional Diversity Scholarship supports the education of a pediatric-focused nurse pursuing a degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) who identifies with an ethnically or culturally diverse background, racial diversity, gender diversity, disability or is otherwise a member of a historically marginalized community and/or one that is underrepresented in pediatric nursing. 

The recipient will receive a scholarship of $3,000 to be used for educational expenses. The recipient must utilize the scholarship within one year of receiving the award. Any unused monies must be returned in a timely manner.

Qualification Criteria:

         Acceptance into or current part- or full-time enrollment in accredited PNP program.

         Member of a historically marginalized community.

         Must have an expected graduation date within three years or less.

         Must be in good standing academically, GPA of 3.0 to 4.0 (based on 4-point system)

Application Requirements:  This is a self-nomination process. All applicants must submit an online application which includes:

1.       Personal statement (500 words or less) addressing the following:

·         Why are you passionate about pediatrics?

·         What unique strengths and experiences would you bring to the PNP role / pediatric nursing?

·         In your future role, how would you inspire others who share a similar background to consider a PNP career?

2.       Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

3.       Transcript from an accredited nursing program.

4.       Applicants must submit two letters of support from (1) nursing colleague, (2) a faculty member focused in pediatrics addressing the applicant’s clinical competence, academic achievement and leadership. NOTE: If the applicant is not yet enrolled in a PNP program, a letter from a supervisor will be accepted.

Responsibilities of Recipients:

1.       Recipients must provide a brief explanation of scholarship expenditures by December 31, 2024.

2.       Recipients must provide a one-page summary on how scholarship furthered recipient’s educational goals by June 30, 2025, including details about course/clinical work, project development, etc.

To complete the online application: click here. You will be able to create a user ID/password that allows you to complete the application on multiple visits to the site. 

The recipient of the $3,000 scholarship will be announced in March 2024 and shared publicly at NAPNAP’s national conference.  Conference attendance is not required of the recipient. 

Questions should be directed to: or  

NAPNAP 2024 Conference Registration Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Funding Amount: Varies depending on NAPNAP membership level

The NAPNAP Foundation will award two scholarships to NAPNAP members to cover registration costs for NAPNAP’s 45th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care March 13-16 in Denver.

  • Student members can apply to receive a scholarship to cover the cost of conference registration and one certification review course.
  • Non-Student members can apply to receive a scholarship to cover the cost of conference registration only.
  • Recipients need to be available to attend the full NAPNAP conference.
  • Scholarship does not cover one or two-day registration.
  • Scholarships do not cover Intensive Workshops, guests or other additional conference expenses.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a current NAPNAP member in good standing.
  2. Complete the online application by December 1, 2023.
  3. Confirm need for financial support.
  4. Show evidence of professional volunteer involvement at local or national level with NAPNAP or another organization.
  5. Confirm ability to pay for travel/lodging expenses.

Applicants can enter the online application system at any time before the deadline using the below link to add/update application information. The system has pre-programmed next/submit buttons which may seem as though your partial application is final. Rest assured, our evaluation panel will not review your application before December 1, 2023.

Scholarship recipients will be determined by the NAPNAP Foundation in December and all applicants will be notified on/before Jan. 5, 2024 via email. Recipients will be sent instructions on how to register for the conference and certification review course (if eligible). 

Past conference scholarship winners are not eligible. Questions regarding the application procedure can be directed to

General Information

  • All grants and scholarships are dependent upon available funding. Some opportunities are not available every year.
  • Grants and scholarships are available for NAPNAP members only.
  • NIH style biosketch template.
  • Nursing research project grants are solicited during the late summer or early fall. Evaluations and funding typically happen in the fourth quarter of the year. Grants are typically awarded in specific health categories as announced when the application season opens.
  • Grant awardees are required to submit a closure report.
  • Academic scholarships are typically offered in the spring or summer with application evaluation and awarding of funds conducted during the summer or early fall. The application period typically lasts four weeks.