13 Nursing Scholarships You Can Apply to This Weekend
When applying to nursing school, there are many questions to consider: Why do you want to earn the degree? What’s the best program format for your learning style? How will you finance your education? That last question is especially important, and nursing school scholarships can be part of the answer by helping to reduce tuition costs.
Here are 13 nursing student scholarships for RNs interested in continuing their nursing education:
Scholarships are available to AANP members who are currently enrolled in an accredited school in pursuit of a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurse. Awardees can receive scholarship amounts between $2,500 and $5,000.
Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
Applicants must be pursuing a degree in nursing at the baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral level to be eligible for this $2,500 scholarship. Special consideration is 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.
Inspired by the A Nurse I Am documentary, his scholarship requires students to complete an application and submit an essay in order to be considered. Up to 10 scholarships of $2,000 are awarded to those who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited LVN/LPN or RN degree (ADN or BSN), diploma, or RN to BSN program.
The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship, Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship, District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship, and Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship are all available through the Daughters of the American Revolution Society. Each scholarship is a one-time award ranging from $2,000 to $2,500.
Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31, October 31
This scholarship is awarded to support outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs. Two $5,000 scholarships are distributed to the top applicants four times each year. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA in their current program or last school attended. They must be admitted or enrolled in a program at an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member institution affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com.
The NSNA Foundation was organized “exclusively for charitable and educational purposes,” providing annual awards for graduate and undergraduate students. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing for their first degree in nursing.
Nursing Scholarship Amount: Tuition, fees, and other educational costs
Deadline: TBD; individuals can sign up for alerts when a new application cycle begins
Open to students enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing program, the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses. Recipients of this scholarship are required to work in a health care facility located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
The Nurses Educational Funds scholarship program includes 24 scholarships available to students enrolled full or part time in an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)- or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited nursing program who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.6 over at least 12 credits. Scholarship amounts vary.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a master’s degree nursing program at an ACEN- or CCNE-accredited school. An interest and commitment to oncology nursing is required; $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually.