Fresenius Medical Care North America said it will provide the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) a $20,000 grant for educational scholarships to mark Nephrology Nurses Week, which was Sept. 10-16. ANNA will award $4,000 scholarships to five nephrology nurses who wish to further their education.

“Assisting nephrology nurses by supporting their education not only helps their careers, it helps patients,” said Alice M. Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, ANNA president. “We appreciate this partnership and generous grant from Fresenius Medical Care North America to benefit nephrology nurses who want to continue their nursing education.”

As a special grant, the scholarships will be awarded under a separate timeframe from ANNA’s current scholarship program. All ANNA members are eligible for the new scholarship, which will provide funding for the pursuit of higher education. Members may apply directly for scholarships. The deadline to apply for scholarships through the grant is March 15, 2018. Winners will be announced at ANNA’s National Symposium, April 15-18, 2018 in Las Vegas, and funds will be distributed ahead of the fall 2018 academic year. For more information, visit

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