Scholarship FAQs

When will scholarship checks be mailed?

Scholarship checks are mailed directly to schools in June.

Do I need to send official transcripts? 

An official transcript is not needed, an unofficial transcript is sufficient.

Do you have a form for my references to complete?

Yes, beginning in 2020. Please have your references use our recommendation form.

Should I send in the recommendation forms with my application or separate? 

We typically ask that applicants collect the completed recommendation forms and mail them in with their application. But they can be sent directly to the office by the recommender: R.O.N.A. 223 Tacoma Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98402 or emailed to us at

If I’m a past PCNA scholarship recipient, can I apply again? 

Nursing students are eligible to receive a PCNA/R.O.N.A. scholarship award once every other year. If you didn’t receive a scholarship last year, you are welcome to apply.

I’m a graduating high school senior but I’ve been accepted to a nursing program. Should I apply for a high school level scholarship or a college level scholarship?

You are welcome to submit an application for both scholarships. Please submit two complete application packets. Your applications will be reviewed as part of each level but a student will only receive one scholarship from R.O.N.A.

How can I deliver my application?

The best option is to have it postmarked by the due date and mailed to our office. If you would like to hand-deliver it, you can drop it off by slipping it through the mail slot. Our office is located in the basement of the Pierce County Medical Society building at 223 Tacoma Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98402. Deliver by slipping in the mailslot next to the main entrance to the building. Must be received at the office on by the deadline on the application. We do not accept faxes or electronically submitted applications.

If I am awarded the scholarship, when can I start using the money?

The funds will be sent to your school in June. If any information regarding the school has changed between submitting the application and June, please email us at to ensure we have the correct information.

When will I hear back about the scholarship? 

We will notify you in mid-April by email or mail after the Scholarship Committee has made their decisions.