Master List of 50 Great Scholarships for 2014 Nursing Students
By Sybil Morneau
Nursing school, like all other colleges and universities can be an expensive proposition. A good education is essential in today’s work a day world and careers, such as nursing, require a college or university degree. There is financial help in the form of scholarships for students who qualify for help. There are quite a number of scholarships available, but many are highly competitive. Here is a list of 2013-2014 nursing school scholarships students can review.
1. Nurse of Tomorrow Scholarships: The Medical Solutions and Traveling Nurses offer the Nurses of Tomorrow Scholarships. The $1,000 scholarships are available for students who qualify. Students must achieve a 2.75 grade point average and accrue a solid community service background.
2. American Association of Critical Care Nurses: The AACN awards $1,500 each academic year to students who complete grad and undergrad degrees in Nursing. Applicants are required to assess their career skills and identify areas where additional training and knowledge will be beneficial. The student must submit a plan to demonstrate how a scholarship from the ACCN will help them achieve their professional goals.
3. The American Assembly for Men in Nursing: The AAMN offer several scholarships for undergrad and grad nursing program students. Applicants are required to be members of the AAMN to qualify and be enrolled in a nursing program leading to NCLEX-RN eligibility.
4. National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence: In an effort to increase gerontological nursing capacity, the NHCGNE created a number of scholarships to offer nursing students the ability develop new competencies and effectiveness and emerge as an academic leader, while focusing on leadership skills in the area of gerontological nursing studies.
5. The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Scholarship Program: The NBNA offers 14 scholarships annually for nurses and allied health professionals for the purpose of pursuing continuing education programs. The scholarships allow nurses to enhance their skills and provide a better quality care.
6. The Exceptional Nurses Association: The ENA offers 8 scholarships to qualified nursing students with a disability. As part of the application process, students must demonstrate their commitment to the study of nursing and the commitment to working with disabled patients.
7. Nurse Corps Nursing Scholarship: The Nurse Corps Scholarship program is administered by the federal government for the purpose of encouraging nurse training to work in a Critical Shortage Facility. The scholarship includes payments for tuition, fees, books, supplies and uniforms and a monthly stipend. Applicants must be United States citizens, free from Federal judgment claims and service commitments and no Federal delinquent debt.
8. Nursing Economics Foundations Scholarships: NEFS are available to graduate nursing students enrolled in a Master or Doctoral nursing program with an emphasis on administration or management. Applicants are required to be a US citizen and a Registered Nurse, be enrolled as a student for the 2013-2014 academic year, agrees to use the scholarship to defray the cost of school expenses only and has no previously award of the scholarship.
9. Senior Care Innovation Scholarship: A Place for Mom offers an annual scholarship to students enrolled in a nursing program in the field of gerontology. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants are required to be enrolled in an associate’s bachelor’s degree program or a graduate level program at a 2 year college or 4 year university. Applicants must submit a letter of introduction and a 500 word essay on a selected topic.
10. The United States Army ROTC Scholarships: By enrolling in an ROTC program while in high school, students will be able to apply for several scholarships to finance a nursing school education. Applicants are required to be a United States citizen and between the ages of 17 and 26, must achieve a high school grade point average of 2.50 or better, possess a high school diploma and score at least 920 on SAT’s.
11. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association: The FNSNA offers a number of scholarships annually in amounts between $1,000 and $5,000 to students in selected regions of the United States, determined by the schools zip code. The scholarships are based on financial need, academic achievement and student organizations and community involvement.
12. After College / AACN $10,000 Scholarship Fund: The After College scholarship is designed for the student studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing or for student’s intent on completing an RN to BSN or RN to MSN degree. Scholarships are awarded each quarter. Applicants must be a student at an AACN member school.
13. Tylenol Future Care Scholarships: The scholarships are designed to help students pursuing a career path in the health care profession, including nursing. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study in their chosen field. Forty scholarships are awarded each year, ten $10,000 scholarships and 30 $5,000 scholarships.
14. Straight Forward Media Nursing School Scholarship: The scholarship is offered to any high school or college student for the purpose of tuition assistance in a health care related field, including nursing. The application is not complicated and can be filled out in a short amount of time.
15. Betty R. Wollenstein Nursing Scholarship: The scholarship was established by Betty Wollenstein’s children and awarded to a first year nursing student attending Georgia Highland College. The scholarship provides tuition, books and fees for a single academic year.
16. The AORN Foundation: The Foundation offers scholarships for students pursuing a perioperative nursing career or for registered nurses who have decided to pursue a perioperative career path.
17. The University of Miami International Freshman President’s Nursing Scholarship: The scholarships are designed to assist International students pursuing an undergraduate nursing degree in the United States. The submission of SAT’s scores is not required for application for a Presidents scholarship.
18. The Intermountain Healthcare Nursing Diversity Scholarship: The scholarship embraces diversity in the nursing field, which promotes positive health results. The scholarship also supports the core values of mutual respect, accountability, excellence and trust. The scholarships are offered to second year nursing students at Salt Lake Community College.
19. The HSRA Nursing Scholarship Program: The scholarships are offered to students seeking an undergraduate or graduate level degree in nursing. The program is a selective designed to alleviate critical shortages of nurses at certain health care facility types.
20. Methodist Health System Nursing Scholarship: The scholarship is awarded to a qualified candidate who is pursuing a career path in nursing. Applicants are required to be enrolled in an accredited nursing program with the ultimate goal of a career in nursing.
21. Indiana University School of Nursing: IUSN offers more than 60 scholarships designed for nursing students pursuing a career path in the field of nursing. The scholarships vary in qualifying criteria, funding and award criteria.
22. Hearst Nursing Fellowship: The Arizona State University offers the Fellowship award to pre and post doctoral fellows for the purpose of addressing disparities in health faced by families, teens and children. The recipients must demonstrate a commitment to teach in undergrad and grad nursing programs throughout the State of Arizona and the surrounding southwestern states upon completion of the fellowship.
23. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association: The Frances Tompkins scholarship is available for students enrolled in a nursing program offering an associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate degree. Graduating high school seniors are not eligible for this degree.
24. University of Utah College of Nursing: The College of Nursing offers several scholarships for Nursing and Gerontology students. Applicants are required to be enrolled in full time class coursework. Applicants must also have a 3.2 grade point average.
25. Oncology Nursing Society Foundation: The foundation offers scholarships to registered nurses working in the oncology field and is interested in pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Applicants are required to be enrolled in or currently applying to an NLN or CCNE accredited school of nursing.
26. The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation: The foundation provides scholarships for students pursuing a nursing career in the field of oncology. The applicants are required to be enrolled in a program off a bachelor degree in nursing.
27. University of North Carolina at Wilmington: The Alumni Society offers the Geraldine K. Morris Nursing Scholarship to an incoming or currently enrolled junior to the school of nursing. Applicants who demonstrate a desire to enlist in the military will receive scholarship preference.
28. Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.: The NEF offers scholarships for the students enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree in the field of nursing. Applicants are required to be enrolled in an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program and be a part or full time student.
29. The Foundation of the National Student Nurse’s Association: The foundation offers a scholarship dedicated to the memory of Frances Tompkins. The scholarship is geared to students with an Alien Registration number and is currently enrolled in a program approved by the state in a nursing program.
30. PMTC Nursing Student Program Assistance: The scholarship program was designed to assist nursing students of Oklahoma, particularly students from rural communities. Applicants can be anywhere in the educational process and pursing any nursing degree.
31. After College / AACH Scholarship: The After College and AACN scholarship offers two scholarships each academic quarter to nursing students in pursuit of a degree in nursing. Applicants are required to be enrolled in an accredited and certified nursing program at the time of application.
32. Coursey Enterprise Scholarship: The scholarship is offered to a first year nursing student for the fall and spring semester. Applicants are required to be a United States citizen, enrolled in a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse program.
33. The Celestyne Webster Taylor Nursing Education Scholarship: The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Taylor and her contribution to nursing. Applicants are required to be accepted for admission or enrolled in a nursing program accredited by the state of Illinois and be a resident of Illinois for at least one year prior to admission.
34. Saint Louis University Nursing Scholarship: The University offers a scholarship to a graduate nursing student. Applicants are required to submit a completed application, a description of career goals and demonstrate financial need.
35. Pratt Community College Nursing Scholarship: There are several scholarships available to Pratt students enrolled in the nursing program. The scholarships will automatically renew for a second year if the student maintains a minimum of 2.0 grade point average.
36. Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Scholarships: The School of Nursing offers several scholarships for nursing students who have already been accepted to the nursing program. New applicants may apply for the scholarships beginning 15 November 2013.
37. Mabel C. Sargent Scholarship: The scholarships are awarded to junior and senior nursing students enrolled at the University of Wyoming in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Juniors who received this scholarship previously will have to reapply for their senior year.
38. United Hospice Foundation Medical Scholarship: The scholarships are offered to students in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida who are committed to hospice, long term care and / or pain management nursing. For more information visit http://www.unitedhospicefoundation.org/
39. United Health Foundation Latino Health Scholars Program: The scholarships are awarded to Hispanic American students who are pursuing a career path in the medical field, including nursing. Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need to be considered.
40. The Seattle Foundation Medical Scholarships for African Americans: The scholarships are open to African American students from any state pursuing an undergraduate medical degree, including nursing.
41. The American Indian Scholars Program: The program provides financial support for American Indians and Alaska Native students to enter the nursing masters or doctoral degree at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. The applicant must demonstrate dedication to improving the well being and health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
42. Frances Friar Memorial Nursing Scholarship: The scholarship is open to second year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program. The applicant must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 and enrolled as a full time student at Ferris State University.
43. Jerry, Marie and Mary Ford Nursing Scholarship: The scholarship is open to second year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program. The applicant must achieve a grade point average of 2.50 and demonstrate financial need. For more information visit: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/admision/financialaid/scholarship/Colleges/AlliedHealth.htm
44. University of Utah College of Nursing Graduate Scholarships: The College of Nursing offers several scholarships to students pursuing a graduate degree in nursing. The applicant must achieve a 3.2 grade point average or better and demonstrate financial need.
45. Metro Detroit Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society Scholarship: The scholarship is designed for seniors in high school pursuing a career in Oncology Nursing. Applicants must achieve a grade point average of 3.25 and enroll in an accredited nursing program.
46. W. C. Rand Scholarship: 4 scholarships are offered to 4 high school graduates pursuing a career in the medical or health field, particularly nursing.
47. A. C. Health Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: The scholarship is offered to any person accepted in an accredited educational institution to pursue a career path in the health care field, including nursing. As many as seven scholarships are offered annually.
48. A. C. Health Scholarship: The scholarship is designed for a high school graduate in Iowa or Nebraska pursuing a career in the health care field, including nursing. Applicants must achieve a grade point average of 3.0.
49. Burger King Scholars Program: The scholarships are designed for any senior in high school enrolled in an accredited educational institution for the purpose of pursuing a degree, including nursing. The scholarships awarded are worth up to $50,000.
50. Horatio Alger National & Ak-Sar Scholarship Programs: The scholarships are designed for a senior in high school pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.
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