Scholarships for Nurses
Nursing Scholarships for College & Graduate School

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

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Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) — Loans & Scholarships
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships for Allopathic and Osteopathic Physicians, Dentists, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Family Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants
May 14 The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

  National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program
Mar 24 The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

Nursing Scholarships

The Nursing Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their registered nurse training. In exchange for the scholarship, upon graduation, the newly minted nurses work at these types of facilities for at least 2 years.
Nursing Student Loans

The Nursing Student Loan program provides long-term, low-interest rate loans to full-time and half-time financially needy students pursuing a course of study leading to a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients.
U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — Student Opportunities and Training
Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP)

JRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in a master's or doctoral program or at least 2 years of study in a professionally accredited baccalaureate program in specific health disciplines and meet other program requirements.
Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (SRCOSTEP)

SRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to individuals who are enrolled as full-time students in certain health professions programs with at least 8 months of educational commitment remaining in the final year.
U.S. Air Force AFROTC — Scholarships
  Four-Year Nursing College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

The Nursing Scholarship program is operated on a noncompetitive basis - those who meet the qualifications are awarded the scholarship and do not meet a scholarship selection board.

U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships
  Four-Year Nursing College Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

Nursing students who are also Army ROTC Cadets benefit from extensive one-on-one mentoring and training.
U.S. Army Health Care — Earn Money for College
  Army Nurse Candidate Scholarships for Undergraduate Students Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This program is open to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
  F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) for Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Psychiatric Nursing, Optometry or Psychology

The U.S. Army can help with one of the most comprehensive scholarships available in the health care field. Qualifying students receive full tuition at any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program, plus a generous monthly stipend.
U.S. Navy/Marine Corps NROTC Scholarships
  Four-Year Nursing College Scholarships

Wherever you are in your nursing career, the Navy can help ease your financial burdens and advance your career with generous scholarships, financial assistance and continuing education.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses — Continuing Professional Development Scholarships
Scholarships for Nursing Students

AACN's scholarship program is designed to promote lifelong learning, personal reflection and professional growth. The program may fund academic activities on a limited basis, but that would be because a specific academic course aligns with an applicant's development plan rather than because an entire academic curriculum results in earning a degree or credential as the end point.
American Cancer Society — Mentored Training and Career Development Grants
  Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice

This award supports graduate students pursuing a master's degree in cancer nursing or doctorate of nursing practice (DNP).
  Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing

Awarded to graduate students pursuing doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research, and preparing for careers as nurse scientists.
American Nurses Association — Minority Fellowship Program
Ethnic Minority Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships for Nurses

Fellowships for masters- and doctoral-prepared nurses committed to pursuing doctoral study on minority psychiatric-mental health and substance abuse issues.
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation — Scholarships and Grants Available
Scholarships for Students Enrolled In Nursing Schools and Perioperative Nurses Pursuing Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral Degrees

General scholarships, named scholarships and endowed scholarships.
Black Excel — The College Help Network
Nursing Scholarships

This list has been created by Black Excel. The gateway is followed by a sampling of college nursing programs, a nursing/career overview link, and a very interesting note on HBCUs and nursing (a must read). These scholarships are not race-specific.
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Foundation — Research & Scholarships
Nursing Scholarships

ENA Foundation academic scholarships offered are intended for licensed nurses (RN, LPN, LVN) pursuing their undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees.
Epilepsy Foundation — Grant and Fellowship Opportunities
  Predocotral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy
Mar 20 Graduate students must be matriculating in a full-time doctoral (Ph.D.) program with an academic career focus. Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy may apply.

  Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowships Related to Epilepsy
Mar 20 Areas of interest considered include, but are not limited to neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, biochemistry, genetics, nursing, or pharmacy.

National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) — Foundation & Scholarships
  Nursing Scholarships

U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master's programs. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.
International Union against Cancer
  International Cancer Fellowships for Professionals Actively Engaged In Cancer Research, Clinical Oncology, Oncology Nursing, or Cancer Society Work

The fellowships provide opportunities for professional development for cancer investigators, clinicians, nurses, and cancer society staff and volunteers.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Nursing Scholarships for Hispanics

These scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in practical/vocational, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, or graduate accredited nursing programs.
National Hemophilia Foundation — Research Grants Program
  Nursing Excellence Fellowships

The purpose of the National Hemophilia Foundation Nursing Fellowship is to provide support for a registered nurse currently employed or interested in hemophilia care to conduct nursing research or clinical projects.
Nurses Educational Funds
  Graduate Scholarships for Registered Nurses

NEF Scholarships are for Master's and Doctoral degree study in Nursing.
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
Academic Scholarships
Tylenol® Future Care Scholarships
College and Graduate Scholarships for Students Who Intend to Major in Public Health/Health Education, Medical School, Nursing or Pharmacy

Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school.

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Copyright © 1998-2014 Francisco A Tomei Torres (Paco Tomei).
I created this site on 1998-04-22 and revised it on 2014-04-05.
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