To commemorate the past 40 years of ONS and look forward to the next 40, the ONS Foundation, with the generous support of the ONS–Lilly Oncology Advancing Patient Care Project, will be inflatable floating water park offering 40 Congress scholarships for emerging chapter leaders under the age of 40. Recipients will receive an educational scholarship for up to $1,200 to fund their trip to the ONS 40th Annual Congress in Orlando, FL.

Think you fit the bill? Apply now to be considered for a scholarship. You’ll need to have one of your chapter officers fill out a Chapter Recommendation Form to accompany your application.

Not under 40, but know an emerging leader? Encourage your eligible colleagues to apply. If you’re a chapter officer, you can get them started by filling out the Chapter Recommendation Form in advance.

Please note: The application deadline has now passed.


There are 17 comments

  1. R.M. says: January 12, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    This is ageist and unacceptable. I understand the need to encourage a younger generation to participate in ONS leadership but this is discriminatory. I will be looking at particpating in other professional organizations.

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: January 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Hi R.M., I’m sorry to hear you are upset about the 40 Under 40 scholarships. This is just one of the scholarship opportunities for Congress. There were other Congress scholarships available through the ONS Foundation, but their deadline has passed. We wanted to share one last chance for young leaders to have the opportunity to go to Congress this year. We greatly appreciate all of our members and hope that you will continue to participate with ONS in the future.

  2. HP says: January 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Lady calm down…

  3. BT says: January 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Like R.M, I find this disturbing especially since many people have chosen nursing as a second career and are just getting started, at the age of 40!! Encouraging new blood is a great idea but at what costs?!?! This is a slap in the face to many!
    ONS, you claim to advocate for nursing but in this you are stating, that if you are over 40, ‘You are no longer viable to oncology nursing and we don’t want/need you; you are too old to learn and not useful. However, please be a member and pay your yearly dues; so we can exclude you for benefits in this organization.”

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: January 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Hi BT, We appreciate your feedback. The 40 under 40 scholarships are not meant to offend nurses over 40. As I mentioned, there were other opportunities available for nurses of all ages. This was just one special scholarship to coincide with the ONS 40th Anniversary. I encourage you to look into the other scholarships from the ONS Foundation when they become available for next year’s Congress. Thank you for commitment to oncology nursing.

  4. pat says: January 20, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    unfortunately I don’t see any of those other opportunities on the Foundation site for the 2015 conference
    The link above is for 2016 and can’t be used until 3 months before the deadline of Dec 2015 for the 2016 conference Application Deadline: December 1, 2015 (check back after September 1, 2015) for the 2016 Congress application.
    Deadlines are set for our annual distribution of scholarships. The online applications are available approximately three months prior to the application deadline.

    2014 ONS Foundation Congress Scholarship Recipients

    2014 Scholarships Supported in part by

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: January 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Hi Pat, You are correct. The other 2015 Congress scholarships had a deadline of December 1, 2014. The 40 Under 40 scholarships were announced later than the others, which is why they have a later deadline. I apologize for any confusion. I highly recommend checking back in September and applying for the 2016 Congress scholarships when they become available. Thank you for your interest!

  5. L.W. says: January 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    When and how do you find out if you got one of the scholarships does anyone know?
    Thank You

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: January 26, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Hi L.W., All scholarship applicants will receive notification by email during the week of February 16. Thank you!

  6. Melissa K says: January 28, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I see that the winner will be notified the week of February 16th, do you have to be registered to attend by then to be eligable to win if you submitted your application????

    Thank you

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: January 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Melissa, You do not need to be registered for Congress to be eligible for the scholarships. Have a great day!

  7. L.W. says: January 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Can you go ahead and register if you applied to in, or do you need to wait to see if you win. Do they reagister you if you win?
    Thank you

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: January 30, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Hi L.W., If you register now, you would have to pay the registration fee. You will still have until March 1 to register and receive the early-bird pricing if you are not selected for a scholarship. You will receive instructions on how to register when you receive the notification email during the week of February 16. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!

  8. melissa says: February 18, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Do we know when the winner will be notified?? I know it says the week of Feb 16th, by friday will they be notified?? I am trying to get hotel arrangements before prices jump up.

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: February 18, 2015 at 10:55 am

      Hi Melissa, Applicants should be notified by the end of the week, or Monday at the very latest. You will definitely know before the housing deadline. Thank you!

  9. Adrienne says: February 20, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Will applicants receive an email notifying them if they did not receive the scholarship? Or only if you are granted one?

    • Caitlin Ionadi says: February 20, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Hi Adrienne, All applicants will be notified. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!

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