Chinese American Nurses Association SCHOLARSHIP

The CANA Scholarship was created by the Chinese American Nurses Association (CANA) to express the association’s commitment to improving nursing care in Asian communities by educating culturally competent qualified nurses. The fund provides financial support to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level nursing students who are of Chinese heritage and demonstrate a strong commitment to nursing and Chinese American health.

This year, two scholarship recipients will be chosen and each recipient will receive $1,500 for the scholarship award, and will become Student Board Members under the Education Committee. To apply, students must:

  • be of Chinese heritage,
  • be a matriculated undergraduate or graduate or doctoral student registered for nursing school in an accredited nursing college,
  • have completed at least one academic semester of nursing courses,
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better,
  • submit an official transcript from the Registrar as evidence of your good academic standing,
  • be a Student Member of CANA at time of application.
  • current CANA committee members are ineligible for two years,
  • submit a brief, typed, and double spaced personal statement (500 words or less) about:
    • What influenced you to choose a career in nursing?
    • Your goals and commitment to nursing and Chinese-American health
    • Community service
    • Submit a recommendation letter from your professor
  • commit to participating in at least one CANA event after receiving award, OR explain how/demonstrate your ability to represent CANA in your location
  • attend CANA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October to accept the award, OR send a acceptance video of yourself to be viewed at the event
  • attend or send a video to the following year’s AGM to report how the scholarship has impacted your studies or community service
  • join the CANA Board under the Education Committee as a Student Board Member to report how nursing associations can better support students.

The application deadline is September 25, 2019. Application form can be downloaded from the website. Please submit a completed application form and all supporting documents via email to Attn: Director of Scholarship Committee,

The CANA Scholarship Committee will not review incomplete applications and those that have passed the deadline. Awards cannot be deferred and decisions are final.