Next Application Deadline: February 29, 2024

2024 Scholarship Applications

Rainier Olympic Nurses offers four different types of scholarships to nursing students. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the accredited school. R.O.N.A. scholarships are available to students living or attending school in Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Mason, Clallam & Jefferson counties.

Please submit your application and all requirements via email to or by mail to: Rainier Olympic Nurses Association | 4115 Bridgeport Way W. Suite F | University Place, WA 98466.

All scholarship applications MUST be received by 11:59pm on February 29, 2024 or postmarked by February 29, 2024.

Fillable pdfs can be opened and completed in most browsers. You can also download the application using the links below. Completed applications can be printed and mailed to our office or you can save it (or print to pdf) and send it in via email to When saving the application, please use your first and last name in the file name.

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.

If you have any questions or problems with any of the forms, please contact us at

High School Level Scholarship

Awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a career path in nursing.

LPN to RN Level Scholarship

Awarded to a person who is applying to, has been accepted to, or is currently enrolled in an LPN to RN program.

College Level Scholarship

Awarded to a person who is not yet a Registered Nurse, but who has been accepted into or are currently enrolled in a basic Registered Nurse Program, either pursuing their ADN or BSN.

Florence Golda Scholarship – For R.O.N.A. (formerly PCNA) Members

Awarded to a member who is enrolled in a program to advance his/her nursing education. All Registered Nurses applying for the Florence Golda Scholarship must be a Rainier Olympic Nurses Association member in good standing.

Recommendation Form (for all scholarship types)

Mail Applications to:

Rainier Olympic Nurses Association
4115 Bridgeport Way W Suite F
University Place, WA 98466

Please remember to use the Recommendation Form!

Recommendation forms may be sent directly to our office by the person providing the recommendation but all materials must be submitted by the deadline.

All Scholarship Applications must be emailed to, dropped off at the office or postmarked by February 29, 2024.

Additional Scholarships Opportunities:

Washington State Nurses Foundation:

National Student Nurses Association:
Undergraduate Scholarships:

Graduate Scholarships:

4 thoughts on “Scholarships

  1. Anjoli Holbert

    Hello, I am patiently awaiting for the application for LPN to RN scholarship keto become available as Inwas told at the job fair it would open in October, but I haven’t seen it as of yet. Do you happen to know around or when it will be available as I am most eager to apply? Thank you for your time. -Anjoli Holbert

    1. Hello Anjoli,
      Our apologies for the delay in the scholarship applications being available. The PCNA board will be reviewing a final version at their November 7th board meeting. If the 2020 applications are approved, they will be up on the website the following week. If you email me at, I’d be happy to send you the application as soon as it’s finalized.
      Thank you for your interest!

      1. A student who meets the other requirements for our scholarships and is selected for a scholarship can use the funds at any accredited college or university. For our student living in our region, the funds can be used at any accredited college or university. If you qualify by attending a school in our region then the funds must be used at a school in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Clallam or Jefferson County.

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