Scholarship Information

The Silicon Valley Oncology Nursing Society has established 2 scholarships in memory of our past presidents:

Debra Thaler Demers, RN, OCN, PRN-C

Debra Thaler Demers, RN, OCN, PRN-C

Kathy Reilly RN, BSN, OCN

Kathy Reilly RN, BSN, OCN

Since its inception in 2003, we have awarded  2-3 scholarships per year . This year, we are pleased to offer:

–  Three Awardees for $1,000.00 RN Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

–   Current enrollment in an accredited RN Program 

–   FREE to RN Students – just need to set up an account: (

–  Essay:

    –  Minimum of 500 words, double spaced

    –  Essay topic: What are the benefits of being a part of a nursing professional organization?


–   Applications are due by June 30, 2019

–   Awardees will be announced/notified on July 15, 2019

–   Scholarships will be awarded at the October Educational Dinner Meeting

Scholarship Submission Form

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The scholarships will be formally awarded at the October Educational Dinner Meeting.

For general questions about the scholarship or to learn more about the scholarship application process, please email our Scholarship Committee Chair, Jane G. Vergara, MSN, RN, OCN, CMSRN at:





About us

The Santa Clara Valley chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society is committed to provide mechanisms to further the professional development of the individual members within the chapter.

A secondary but equally important mission is to provide an atmosphere of collegial, professional and emotional support to the chapter membership throughout the continued transition in health care as it exists in the state of California and as it evolves throughout the nation..

Contact Info

a 503c Organization, Santa Clara, CA, USA