Policy Scholar Frequently Asked Questions

Academy Jonas Policy Scholar Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What financial support does the Policy Scholar program offer?
A: The program covers the scholars’ travel, hotel, and registration for both Academy policy conferences held in Washington, DC during the time of their program. There is no additional funding provided.

Q: Do I have to be a student for both years of the program?
A: No, to be eligible to apply you do not need to be currently enrolled, however you must be within two years of graduation or completion of a fellowship.

Q: How do I find a Fellow to sponsor me?
A: One way to find a Fellow at your university would be to contact the dean of your nursing school. He or she may be a Fellow or may know someone who is a Fellow.

Q: Can a Fellow be a sponsor for more than one applicant?
A: No, a Fellow can only sponsor one applicant for the Academy Jonas Policy Scholar program.

Q: Can my sponsor and academic adviser be the same person?
A: Yes, if your sponsor is also your primary academic adviser, you can list that individual for both. 

Q: What should I do if I have technical difficulties with the form?
A: If there are technical issues with the form, please include any missing information in your email to Sonya Desai at sdesai@aannet.org with your final application submission. 

Q: How do I know my application has been received?
A: Please email the Academy's Policy Assistant, Sonya Desai, at sdesai@aannet.org for questions regarding your application status.