Furthering your education is an honorable thing. But higher education can be expensive! Every little bit of assistance helps. Check out these nursing scholarships to see if you qualify — you have nothing to lose.
Nursing Economics Foundation
The Nursing Economics Foundation is awarding up to four $5,000 scholarships to RNs in a master’s or doctoral program. Eligibility includes a plan to continue in the field of nursing with a career interest in nursing administration, management, leadership or education upon completion of degree program. Deadline is May 15.
National Health Service Corps
Nurse practitioners are eligible for the National Health Service Corps scholarship. The scholarship pays tuition, fees other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least two years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. For each year of financial support (up to four years), the student agrees to serve one year (minimum two years) at an NHSC-approved site in a high-need urban, rural or frontier community across the nation.
Herzing University, Nursing Pathway to Success Scholarship
Herzing University offers scholarships up to $2,000 for nurses working toward their associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Herzing University has multiple campuses and an online program. They urge you to check with your state boards to determine if the program is accredited in your state.
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. awards scholarships based on academic achievement, financial need and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to healthcare. This deadline is in January, so watch for the next round, which will likely have a deadline of January 2016.
Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship
If you are a minority in the nursing profession and enrolled in a nursing program (see site for specific eligibility requirements), you may be eligible for a scholarship offered by Minority Nurse, which has teamed up with the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations. Their goal is to help outstanding nurses from underrepresented groups complete their studies toward a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing. There is one $3,000 award and two $1,000 awards.
Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses
Nursing students who are enrolled in an accredited program and have an interest in perioperative/surgical nursing may apply for this AORN scholarship. Deadline is June 15.
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing is sponsoring six $500 scholarships to pre-licensed nursing students who also are current members in AAMN and two $1,000 scholarships to Graduate Nursing Students who also are current members in AAMN. Deadline is June 1, 2015.
AfterCollege American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship Fund
The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund awards $2,500 every quarter to a student who is seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator, students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program, and those enrolled in an accelerated program. Deadlines are March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31.
Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
The Barbara Rhomberg Excellence in Nursing Scholarship sponsors $1,000 awards to nontraditional, full-time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing. “Undergraduate nursing programs are those offering an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Nontraditional students are those students who postponed the pursuit of a college degree after high school, or had their college careers interrupted, and instead entered the workforce, or military or fulfilled a family or nonprofit obligation.” Applications are not accepted prior to July 31. Deadline: Postmarked by Sept. 15.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Need a little competition to get motivated? The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation offers awards from $250 to $2,500 to students with the highest online quiz scores at the end of each competition hosted by the organization.