The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) scholarships and awards are funded through the Virtual Silent Auction and private donations.

AAACN believes in nurturing talent and supporting members' journeys toward success. We offer numerous funding opportunities that are designed to provide financial assistance to new or experienced nurses who exhibit exceptional potential, dedication, and passion in ambulatory care nursing.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted.

Application Dates

2025 Open / Close Dates:

  • Application submissions are for the time period March 1, 2024 – September 18, 2024.


  • All applications for the AAACN Scholarships and Awards must be submitted via the online forms.
  • Each scholarship and/or award has their own individual application form for ease of use.
  • You may apply for more than one award or scholarship (if you meet the requirements), but only one will be awarded.

Approval and Procedure

  • The AAACN Board of Directors approves all fund account changes.
  • The AAACN Nominating Committee reviews and selects the recipients of awards and scholarships.
  • Criteria for awarding of scholarships/awards are developed and approved by the AAACN Board of Directors. They are reviewed every two years at the time the Scholarship/Research Fund Policy and Procedure is reviewed.
  • Scholarships are awarded by the AAACN Board of Directors once a year. The annual application deadline is September 18 for all scholarships / awards.
  • The applications or nominations are submitted via online forms and reviewed by the Nominating Committee.
  • Individuals receiving an award may be required to provide receipts or other proof of how the scholarship award was used.
    • Recipients will be asked to write an article for a  AAACN publication describing  benefits derived from this award.
    • Recipients may be asked to submit an abstract for presentation of research results at  the AAACN Annual Conference following the receipt of the award.
  • Individuals failing to use the award for its intended purpose will be asked by AAACN to refund the award amount. Failure to do so may result in permanent forfeiture of membership.

All applicants will be notified of the decision of the Nominating Committee once the scholarship/award recipients are determined.

Make a Donation

AAACN members and others are invited to support ambulatory care nursing by making a donation to the AAACN Scholarship/Research Fund.

Make an Online Donation

Additional Information about Scholarships and Awards

The Scholarship / Research Fund is held in an interest bearing account at a financial institution approved by the Board of Directors of AAACN. Personal or corporate donations may be made specifically to this fund. The fund principle must remain at a minimum of $20,000.

This fund will be managed by the investment advisor under the direction of the Executive Director and the Treasurer of AAACN, to pursue growth consistent with capital preservation.

All revenues received from fund raising activities (e.g. Silent Auction) and/or donations designated for the fund will be added to the principal of the fund. The maximum monies awarded each year will be determined by the amount of donations and interest received in the previous fiscal year.

The board will determine the amount of funds allocated in those years when there are little to no donations. The board will inform the Nominating Committee of the amount of funds available annually and the Nominating Committee will be responsible for determining the award recipients and the amount of each award.

Awards are granted to individual members of AAACN and are given in incremental amounts ranging from $100 to $1000 per award and not to exceed the funds available for an award.


AAACN Award Winners

Dr. Aleesa M. Mobley, PhD RN ANP-BC
2024 President's Above & Beyond Award Recipient
LTC Kristen Shear, PhD MSN RN
President's Above & Beyond Award Recipient


View all previous AAACN Award Winners