Looking for some great nursing scholarships?
The search can be tedious, but don’t get discouraged. Every bit of money counts and the more stones you turn over, the more opportunities you’ll find. Read the eligibility requirements and instructions carefully. If you’ve missed a deadline, keep the info in your file for next year. And make sure you ask around. Your local nursing association chapters and nursing schools can be great resources for scholarships that you may not find online. Here’s a list of 10 Nursing Scholarships to get you started.
Top 10 Nursing Scholarships
- The Nursing Economics Foundation will award up to four $5,000 scholarships to nurses in a master’s or doctorate program with a concentration on administration or management. Deadline is June 15, 2013.
- Herzing University announced that in honor of National Nurses Week 2013, an additional $100,000 in scholarship funds has been allocated, increasing their total scholarship contributions to $500,000 by the year’s end. Herzing has 11 campuses in 8 states and offers online programs. Visit www.herzing.edu for more information.
- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers a NURSE Corps Scholarship Program. In exchange for a two-year commitment working at a designated Health Professional Shortage Area facility, the program will cover tuition, associated fees, and a monthly stipend. Read here for more information about how to apply.
- The National Student Nurses’ Association Foundation is offering scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. The application period for the 2014-15 academic year just opened up, and the deadline is January 14, 2014.
- The American Association of Colleges of Nursing along with CertifiedBackground.com awards two $5,000 scholarships four times each year. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in an AACN member institution that is affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com. You can view that list of institutions here.
- The American Assembly for Men in Nursing is awarding six $500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships for male nursing students. Candidates must write a 500-word essay “Why I Chose Nursing As A Career.” See here for eligibility. Deadline is July 1, 2013.
- National Black Nurses Association, Inc. awards scholarships ranging from $500.00 to $2,000 each year to members of the NBNA who are pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree and have at least one year of school left. The application deadline for the 2013 year has passed, but keep this one on your radar for next year.
- The American Cancer Society is offering a scholarship in the amount of $15,000 per year for two years, with the option of renewal for two more years, to graduate students pursuing their doctoral study in cancer nursing research. Application deadline is October 15, 2013.
- The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) awards scholarships each year to members who are enrolled in a nursing program (from LPN to graduate programs). Award amount dependent on scholarship fund. Deadline is June 18, 2013.
- The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) offers a unique “tuition back” scholarship program. Nursing students have the opportunity to take quizzes offered throughout the year in several different categories. The quiz scores are based on time and accuracy. Winners receive $100. If your school participates in the Tuition Back Program, you may win up to $1,000. Read here for more info.