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Submitted by:Laura Normand

In response to California’s critical shortage of nurse educators and administrators, the California Masonic Foundation (CMF) established the Clare V. Cunningham Masonic Scholarships Supporting Leadership in Nursing
in 2008.

CMF has partnered with the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) to award five $2,000 scholarships annually to California nurses attending an approved leadership training course, and one $10,000 scholarship annually to a high-achieving California nurse leader pursuing an advanced degree in nursing.

CMF will unveil two more scholarship programs in the coming months.

At their February conference, ACNL recognized CMF with the Friend of Nursing Award, which is presented yearly to one individual and one organization making significant contributions to or demonstrating significant support of the nursing profession.


Photo: CMF Board of Trustees President John Lowe and Executive Vice President Doug Ismail accepted the Friend of Nursing Award at ACNL's annual conference.