The John A. Hartford Foundation's Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholar program selected 20 new nurse scholars to receive up to $100,000 (each) to support their studies and research in the field of geriatric nursing. These nurse scholars, 12 pre-doctoral and 8 post-doctoral, were chosen through a national competition as part of the Hartford Foundation's initiative aimed at building academic geriatric nursing capacity. The 2003 Scholars join 39 other colleagues selected since the program began in 2000. To date the Foundation has invested over $5.6 million in scholarships
for nurses through this program.