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WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program

Because of the awareness of the growing need for wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses throughout the world and a strong belief in the continued growth and success of WOC nursing, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) has established a program to award educational scholarships. The partial scholarships are made possible through contributions from individual members, wound, ostomy and continence product manufacturers, private and public donations, endowments, and regions and affiliates, which comprise the WOCN Society.

The WOCN Society Scholarship Committee is a standing committee of the WOCN Society. The scholarship program is operated under the auspices of the WOCN Society Foundation, which raises, maintains and disseminates monies and is accountable for the funding of awards.

Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals who are committed to working in the specialty practice of wound, ostomy, or continence nursing. Applicants agree to support the WOCN Society's mission and the scope of practice for WOC nursing. Click here to view past recipients.


The WOCN Society would like to thank Coloplast for helping to "Fund the Future" by supporting the educational preparation of future WOC nurses. 
Learn more about the Fund the Future Program to make a difference for a student.

Submission Deadlines

All applications and supporting materials (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted before 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day of the deadline:

Spring Scholarships will open on August 1 and close on November 1, 2023

Results Notifications

All applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of the results no later than 60 business days after the submission deadline per Scholarship guidelines.