Healthcare jobs are in demand, and the nursing profession is one of the top healthcare occupations, whereby employees acquire competitive salaries and lucrative employment benefits. There are a variety of different scholarship programs to provide aspiring nurses with the financial resources to help them fund their nursing education.
1. Nurse Corps
The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program is offered by the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration. Nursing students enrolled in associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. The purpose of this scholarship program is provide educational funding for students who agree to commit at least two years of work upon graduation from school at an approved Critical Shortage Facility. The scholarship funds pay for tuition fees, books and other costs associated with a nursing degree program. Although preference is given to students with the greatest financial needs, U.S. Citizens and individuals with lawful residence status may apply for the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program.
2. A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
In memory of A.T. Anderson, who is the founder of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship offers college scholarships for American Indian and Alaskan Native students pursuing medical fields as well as science, engineering and math students. Aspiring nurses who are members of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society may apply for this competitive scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, you will required to submit official transcripts, personal essay, certificate of Tribal Enrollment, two recommendation letters and a resume by the deadline date for each school year.
3. After College AACN Scholarship
After College -ACN offers $10,000 of scholarship funding for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate nursing students. The scholarship award recipients will receive $2,500 towards their college tuition fees each academic quarter, and each school must be a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Students who are currently enrolled in a nursing degree program must intend to use the funds for full-time enrolment and possess a grade point average of at least 3.0. Each scholarship applicant must also be in good standing at his or her school.
4. AORN Foundation
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses offers academic scholarships for nursing students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees and express interests in the career field of perioperative nursing. Each applicant must be enrolled in a program that prepares students for licensure and possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and higher. The scholarship committee reviews academic transcripts, personal essays and overall grade point average. The committee will also consider applicants with special financial needs. After the committee receives verification of the award recipients’ completion of coursework, the students will receive a check within 10 to 15 days following the receipt of documentation.
5. Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
B4Brands offers the Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship to five undergraduate nursing students at accredited institutions each academic year. The maximum amount of for each student is $1000 for the year, and the check is directly forwarded to the award recipients’ educational institutions. Based from the hard work and dedication of Barbara Rhomberg who acquired her nursing degree later in life after devoting her time to her family and church community, the scholarship committee for the Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship considers nontraditional applicants. For purposes of this scholarship program, nontraditional students are defined as nursing students who did not directly begin their college educational requirements upon graduating from high school.
6. NBNA Scholarship
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. sponsors a scholarship program for African American nursing students enrolled in B.S.N., A.D., Diploma and LPN/LVN programs. The scholarships are as low as $500 and as high as $2000 for each year. The scholarship committee for the National Black Nurses Association considers applicants who have at least one year of educational training remaining in their nursing programs. Applicants must also be a member of the NBNA and participate in nursing activities for college students.
7. NAHN Scholarship
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses offer scholarships for Hispanic nursing students. The NAHN considers each applicants academic standing as well as personal statements and essays. Each applicant must demonstrate his or her commitment to the nursing profession and the ability to serve as a role model for other nursing students. Each applicant must also be a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses for at least six months prior to submitting the scholarship application.
8. NSNA Scholarship
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association selects an annual committee of faculty and students to award scholarships to nursing students who are enrolled in associate, diploma, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate programs. The scholarship awards are as low as $1000 and as high as $5000. The NSNA provides more than $345,000 of scholarship funds to nursing students each academic year. The scholarship committee considers the academic achievement of applicants each applicant’s participation in committee activities and student organizations.
9. Tanabe Parent Scholarship
The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is offered to parents of high school and college students. Parents of nursing students and students in other degree programs are eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must complete an online application at www.parentscholarship.com and submit a 250 word essay.
10. Genesis Health Scholarship
The Genesis Health System offers up to $10,000 of scholarship funding for undergraduate nursing students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs. In return for the Gala Nursing Scholarships offered by the Genesis Health System, the award recipients must agree to work for Genesis Health System for at least two years following completion of the nursing degree program. These scholarships are offered to students as forgivable loans, if the students to the work opportunity.
11. Got Chosen Scholarship
Got Chosen provides $1000 in scholarship money to college students. The scholarship recipients can apply the funds to tuition expenses or outstanding student loans. Each month, eligible applicants are awarded the scholarship money. Nursing students are eligible to apply while enrolled in college. You can submit an application for the Got Chosen Scholarship online. Applicants are not required to submit an essay, and there is no minimum GPA requirement.
12. Florida Nurses Scholarship
The Florida Nurses Association sponsors a scholarship program for graduate and undergraduate nursing students in Florida. The organization offers several different scholarship awards for students residing in various geographic regions of Florida. If you are interested in applying for one of the scholarships offered by the Florida Nurses Association, you will be required to submit official transcripts, two recommendation letters, statement of goals and a completed application.
13. Henry Dunant Scholarship
The Henry Dunant Scholarship is offered to male students enrolled in undergraduate nursing programs. The amount of the scholarships are $250 and higher. You can apply online at www.malenursingscholarship.org. Along with the application, you must submit an essay that discusses the history of male nurses. Applicants must also demonstrate proof of acceptance into an accredited nursing degree program and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
14. ICFNJ Scholarship
The Independent College Fund of New Jersey offers the C.R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship of $2500 to full-time nursing students enrolled at specific colleges in the New Jersey area. Ten recipients entering the second semester of a nursing program are offered scholarship money each year. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need that has been approved by the financial aid office and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Each applicant must also submit a statement of goals and interests regarding the nursing occupation and healthcare occupations as a whole.
15. NESLP Scholarship
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority offers the Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program. The funds are issued as loans to North Carolina nursing students after being nominated by the financial aid office, however, students are required to repay the loans with their service. Students enrolled in associate’s degree programs can obtain up to $3000 in scholarship funds each year. Bachelor’s degree students can acquire up to $5000 in scholarship funds.
16. ANNA Scholarship
The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association sponsors the Career Mobility Scholarship Program for members of ANNA who are pursuing BSN and graduate level degrees in nursing. You must be a member of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association for at least two years prior to starting a scholarship application. You must be currently involved in activities associated with the nephrology nursing program and hold a certification with the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission.
17. Pediatric Nurse Scholarship
The Society of Pediatric Nurses provides the Academic Education Scholarship to nursing students who currently work in the pediatric nursing industry. Current members of the Society of Pediatric Nurses who are pursuing baccalaureate and advanced level nursing programs are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Along with the scholarship application form, you are also required to submit a curriculum Vitae or a resume, official transcript, two recommendation letters and employment verification. The award recipients can receive up to $2500 in scholarship funds.
18. ASHA Scholarship
The American School Health Association offers scholarships for full-time nursing students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university program that leads to licensure. The amount of the scholarships may be up to $1000 for an academic school year. Undergraduate juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Graduate students may also apply for the scholarship.
19. AAMN Scholarship
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing offers several scholarship programs for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. The scholarships are available for individuals who are current members of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. Applicants must submit an application to be considered for one of the scholarships in addition to a 500 word essay that explains the applicants’ reasons for pursuing nursing as a profession.
20. Touchmark Foundation Scholarship
The Touchmark Foundation Scholarship Foundation supports the national effort to increase the number of qualified nurses in the medical industry. Scholarships are offered students who are pursuing nursing degrees in specific states, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Alberta, Canada. If you live in one of these locations, you can download the application form online and submit it by mail to Touchmark Foundation. Along with the application, you must include a copy of your FASFA form, academic records and two letters of recommendation. You must also prepare an essay, which discusses your career goals and why you are requiring financial assistance to help fund your education in a nursing program. Individuals who selected as scholarship award recipients can receive up to $1000 in scholarship funds.
21. NEF Scholarship
The Nurses’ Educational Funds, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that offers scholarships for bachelor’s nursing degree holders who are preparing for graduate studies in nursing. The Nurses’ Educational Funds, Inc. participate in offering scholarships to help support the demand for qualified nursing educators, advanced nurse clinicians and nurse researchers. Applicants must submit proof of their Registered Nurse license and proof of current enrollment in an accredited master’s or doctorate nursing program. Each student must have at least a 3.6 GPA and be a current member of the National Professional Nursing Association. An 800 word personal essay must also be attached to the application.
22. Oncology Nursing Scholarship
The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation supports the oncology nursing profession. Individuals enrolled in baccalaureate nursing degree programs in the senior year of the programs are eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship. Applications must be submitted directly to the ONS foundation along with a $5 application fee.
23. Morris K. Udall Scholarship
The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation offers scholarships to Native American students in the field of healthcare and other industries, including environment public policy and tribal public policy. The scholarship recipients can acquire scholarships for $5000 or less. Sophomore and Junior nursing college students may apply to become one of the 50 scholarship award recipients. The scholarship funds cover tuition expenses and other educational expenses. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or U.S. nationals. Each applicant must have a grade point average that is equivalent to a B and currently enrolled in a full-time nursing degree program.
24. ENA Scholarship
The Emergency Nurses Association provides academic scholarships to licenses Registered Nurses who are enrolled in a NLN, CCNE or AACN program and currently have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Award recipients can acquire up to $40,000 in scholarship funds. Current members of the Emergency Nurses Association are eligible to apply. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship with the Emergency Nurses Association, contact the organization to obtain additional information regarding the nursing scholarship programs.
25. March of Dimes Scholarship
The March of Dimes offers $5000 scholarships to Registered Nurses who are enrolled in graduate degree maternal-child nursing programs. Eligible applicants must be a member of at least one national nursing organization, including the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the American College of Nurse-Midwives or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. You can download the application from the March of Dimes website and submitted by email to the scholarships department of the March of Dimes.