The Nurses Educational Funds. Inc. Board of Directors volunteer their service.
There is one employee, the Executive Director.

NEF meeting minutes are taken and archived for NEF Board of Directors’ Meetings, the meetings of the Executive (Governing) Committee, and the Finance/Investment Committee.

The chairpersons of all NEF standing committees as well as other committees appointed to meet the needs of the organization provide written reports of their committees’ activities at least twice a year.

Board Members

Executive Director


Meredith Klepper

(2023-2024 Winner)

Meredith Klepper, MS, RN, CPN (they/them/theirs) is the recipient of the Isabel Hampton Robb Scholarship. They are currently a 3rd-year PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) and have concurre... read more.

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Support a Graduate Nurse’s Education

NEF’s only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing.

NEF’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from nursing, education, technology, and business communities. Members donate their time and talent to the advancement of the nursing profession. NEF operates with exceptionally low overhead. NEF employs only one individual who serves in several capacities. NEF is a non-profit organization with 501(c) status; thus, your contributions are fully tax-deductible.