Scholarship FAQs

How do I submit my application?

Applications can be emailed, mailed or drop off at our office. All portions of the applications must be submitted before the deadline.

Email applications to by 11:59pm on February 29, 2024

Mail applications to Rainier Olympic Nurses Association | 4115 Bridgeport Way W Suite F | University Place, WA 98466. Must be postmarked by February 29, 2024.

Drop off the application at our office by 11:59pm on February 29, 2024. Rainier Olympic Nurses Association | 4115 Bridgeport Way W Suite F | University Place, WA 98466

How will I know you’ve received all parts of my application?

You are welcome to email us at or call us at 253-572-7337 to verify that all parts of your application has been received. Since we are not able to accept any application materials after the deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application early to ensure all parts are received by the deadline.

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! References MUST use our recommendation form. They can give it to you to submit with your application or mail/email it directly to us. It MUST be received by the February 29, 2024 deadline.

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

We typically ask that applicants collect the completed recommendation forms and submit them in with their application. But they can be sent directly to the office by the person completing the form: R.O.N.A. 4115 Bridgeport Way W. Suite F University Place, WA 98466 or emailed to us at They MUST be postmarked by February 29, 2024 or received by 11:59pm on February 29, 2024.

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

Nursing students are eligible to receive a R.O.N.A. scholarship award once every other year. If you didn’t receive a scholarship last year, you are welcome to apply. For the Florence Golda scholarship, a member is eligible to receive it up to two times.

How much is awarded? How many scholarships are given out?

The amount of each scholarship and the number of scholarships awarded in each category will be determined by the scholarship committee after reviewing all the applications.

Historically, each Florence Golda scholarship has been $1,500 to $2,000; College level and LPN to RN scholarships have been $750 to $1,500 and High School level scholarships have been $500 to $1,000.

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 in any given year.

How can I deliver my application?

The best option is to email it or 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 at 4115 Bridgeport Way W. Suite F. University Place, WA 98466. If we are not open, you can use the mail slot on the door. Must be received at the office on by 11:59pm on Feb 29, 2024.

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 all applicants in mid-April by email or mail after the Scholarship Committee has made their decisions.