Friends Of Nursing



About Us

In 1981, co-founders Greta Pollard and Janet Pirkey established Friends of Nursing of the University of Denver as a non-profit scholarship support group for the school’s nursing program. After DU phased out its nursing program in 1985, the organization was renamed Friends of Nursing (FON) and broadened the scope of Colorado college and university nursing programs it supported. Today, FON awards scholarships to students seeking a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing through nine Colorado schools of nursing.

Help Friends of Nursing

Support the next generation of nurses in Colorado. We are seeing a rise in need for qualified and dedicated nurses. The recipients of FON scholarships show exemplary skill and passion for their chosen career path.


Our Mission

The purpose of Friends of Nursing is to advance professional nursing by providing scholarships for quality education in baccalaureate and higher degree programs in Colorado Schools of Nursing.


Executive Committee

    President:       Greta Pollard
    President – Elect:       Melanie Wallace
    First Vice President:       Juanita Tate
    Second Vice President:       Tammie Huddle
    Recording Secretary:        Jenny Allert
    Treasurer:       Teri Carlson
    Immediate Past President:
      Lola Fehr

Schools We Support

Adams State University
Colorado Christian University
Colorado Mesa University

Colorado State University – Pueblo
Metropolitan State University
Regis University/Loretto Heights School    of Nursing

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Denver
University of Northern Colorado School    of Nursing

In 2023, Friends of Nursing awarded
$100,000 to 30 students from nine Colorado nursing programs.

Reach Us


Friends of Nursing
P.O. Box 735
Englewood, CO 80151-0735



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