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​The Michigan Nurses Foundation (MNF) was created in 2000 to advance nursing and nursing education by awarding educational scholarships and research grants to nurses and nursing students as well as support for nurses recovering from substance use or mental health issues. Through the MNF, there are opportunities for those who wish to provide a legacy today for tomorrow’s nurses. The Michigan Nurses Foundation is funded through private contributions and fundraising activities. These funds are held and invested by the ​Capital Region Community Foundation.

Providing Nursing Student Scholarships

To meet its mission, the Foundation awards a minimum of four $1,000 scholarships each year. The applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a Michigan college/school of nursing that grants a certificate for practical nursing, an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing, and be in good academic standing.

Nurse Leader for Safe Patient Care

​The Michigan Nurses Foundation is pleased to announce this scholarship on behalf of contributors Diane and John Goddeeris. Applications may be sent to the MNF at any time during the year. Awards will be up to $2,000 per MNA member to attend a conference in a specialty area or up to $3,000 total for two members to attend the same conference.

Providing Research Grants

In line with its mission, the MNF also manages the Research in Nursing Grant Award which is a research award up to $5,000 designed to fund either conduct or utilization of research  
in practice.

The principal investigator for the Research in Nursing Grant Award will be an RN who is licensed to practice in Michigan, an MNA member, and has or is working toward a master's or doctoral degree.

Find out more about MNF scholarships and grants here.

Financial Assistance for Recovering Nurses

The Michigan Nurses Foundation provides financial assistance to healthcare professionals enrolled in the Health Professional Recovery Program (HPRP).  Currently, the Foundation is only doing so through direct support provided to treatment providers.  Treatment providers, in turn, then provide financial scholarships to nurses enrolled in their treatment programs.  

Find out more about the Health Professional Recovery Program

Application for Assistance

Foundation Board Members

Becky Baldwin, RN – President 

Kathleen Weber-Slocum - Treasurer

Elizabeth O'Conner-Rogers, RN - Secretary

​Jamie Brown, RN - MNA President and Board Liaison


Renee Curtis, RN

Kathy Hillman, RN

​Jon Hoadley

​Patricia Kampmann-Bush, RN - Recovery Committee

Linda Keilman, RN

Edward McTaggart, RN

Renee Mielke, RN, PhD

​Lisa Singleterry, RN, PhD - Research Committee

Amanda Sabol – MNA Liaison, MNA Executive Assistant


Your donations enable us to strengthen our commitment to providing scholarships and grants to nurses and nursing students in Michigan. 

To donate online, click here.

To mail in a donation print the brochure and mail to: MNF, c/o Michigan Nurses Association, 2310 Jolly Oak Road, Okemos, MI 48864.

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