Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Foundation
Career Mobility Scholarship Award
Available to students in LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, BSN-to-MSN or MSN-to-Doctorate programs. Applicants must be a member of AMSN.
Phone: (866) 877-2676
Deadline: April 15
Air Force Nurse Corps
Enlisted Commission Programs
Offers various two-, three- and four-year scholarships for nursing majors pursuing a BSN degree. Upon graduation, recipients are commissioned as a second lieutenant with an active duty service requirement of at least four years
Contact: Your local Air Force recruiter
Amount: Up to $15,000 a year for tuition/fees, plus $600 a year for books.
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
ANTHC Scholarship Program
Provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships for Alaska Native/American Indian students pursuing an education in the health care field. Must be a full-time student, a permanent Alaska resident and be enrolled in or descended from a federally recognized tribe.
Contact: Sheila Turner
Phone: (907) 729-1913
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation
dela Cruz-Millman Filipino-American NP Student Scholarship
Open to Filipino or Filipino American students enrolled in an accredited MSN-NP or post-MS NP program. Must be a citizen of the U.S. or the Philippines, an AANP member and a resident of one of the following states: Calif., Fla., Hawaii, Ill., Md., N.J., N.Y., Texas, Va., Wash. Various other master’s, post-master’s and doctoral NP scholarships are also available.
Phone: (623) 376-9467
Application fee: $10
American Academy of Nursing/John A. Hartford Foundation
Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Scholars Program
Provides pre-doctoral scholarships in gerontological nursing. Applicants must be RNs, U.S. citizens or permanent residents and identify a mentor/advisor with whom they will work.
Contact: Patricia Franklin
Phone: (202) 682-2850
Deadline: January 10
Amount: Up to $50,000 annually for two years
American Arab Nurses Association
Offers various scholarships for current nursing students, practicing nurses, and students interested in pursuing a career in nursing.
Phone: (313) 982-4070
Deadline: July 1, but may vary from year to year
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
AAMN Foundation Scholarships
Provides scholarships for male students of all races and ethnicities who are seeking a pre-RN licensure or graduate degree in nursing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution. Also offers a $500 essay contest scholarship open to both male and female pre-licensure nursing students.
Contact: Patti Phillips
Phone: (518) 782-9400, ext. 346
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Educational Advancement Scholarships
Available to AACN members who are RNs completing a baccalaureate or graduate degree in nursing. At least 20% of the awards will be allocated to qualified ethnic minority applicants.
Phone: (800) 899-2226
Deadline: April 1
Amount: $1,500 per academic year
American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation
Basic Midwifery Student Scholarships; Varney Participant Award
Available to student members of ACNM who are enrolled in an accredited basic midwifery education program; must have successfully completed one academic or clinical semester/quarter or clinical module.
ACNM Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Education
Available to certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or certified midwife (CM) who is a member of ACNM and actively enrolled in doctoral or post-doctoral studies
Contact: Andrea Tyree, Program Coordinator
Phone: (240) 485-1850
American Holistic Nurses’ Association
Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program
Must be a current member of AHNA enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program related to holistic nursing
Phone: (800) 278-2462, ext. 10
Deadline: January 1 to March 15
Amount: To be announced (varies depending on available funds)
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association
Career Mobility Scholarships
Various scholarship opportunities for ANNA members pursuing a BSN or advanced degree in nursing. Must be a current full member of ANNA for at least two years and be currently employed in nephrology nursing.
Phone: (888) 600-2662
Deadline: October 15
Amount: $2,000 to $2,500, depending on scholarship
American Nurses Association Minority Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to master’s-prepared minority RNs committed to pursuing advanced study focusing on the prevention and treatment of mental illness and substance abuse. Must be an ANA member.
Contact: Janet Jackson, Program Manager
Phone: (301) 628-5247
Clinical Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Deadline: March 1
Amount: Annual stipend and tuition assistance for three to five years; amount varies, depending on available funds
Clinical Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Amount: Varies, depending on available funds; fellowships are for one to two years
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
BSN, MSN and doctoral scholarships available to licensed perianesthesia RNs who have been active ASPAN members for at least two years
Phone: (877) 737-9696, ext. 13
Deadline: July 1
Army Nurse Corps
Nurse Anesthetist Scholarships
Offers three scholarship programs that provide opportunities for nurses serving in the Army Nurse Corps or Army Reserve Nurse Corps to become nurse anesthetists. Requires an active duty service obligation.
Contact: Your local Army Health Care recruiter or (800) USA-ARMY, ext. 193
Amount: Full tuition plus full Army pay or $1,200 monthly stipend, depending on the scholarship
Army Nurse Candidate Program
Open to full-time junior- and senior-year nursing students attending an accredited BSN degree program. Must be a U.S. citizen and fulfill a four- to five-year active duty obligation.
Amount: $1,000 monthly stipend plus $10,000 bonus ($5,000 at signing and $5,000 at completion)
Army ROTC Nurse Program Scholarships
Offers two-, three- and four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Contact: Your high school academic advisor or your campus Army ROTC office
Phone: (800) USA-ROTC
Amount: Amounts vary; additional allowances for books, fees and living expenses
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
AORN Foundation Scholarship Program
Various scholarship opportunities for perioperative nurses accepted or enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree programs who have been an active AORN member for at least one year. Also offers students scholarships for nonmembers enrolled in accredited educational programs leading to initial RN licensure.
Contact: Ingrid Bendzsa
Phone: (800) 755-2676, ext. 328
Deadline: May 1
Amount: Tuition, fees and books
Chi Eta Phi Sorority
Aliene Carrington Ewell Scholarship
Available to African American students pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing. Applicants must be referred by a Chi Eta Phi chapter.
Phone: (202) 232-3858
Mabel Keaton Staupers National Scholarship Award
Available to African American students currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program leading to a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Must be a current member of Chi Eta Phi and the ANA, have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of minority nurses and have contributed to the recruitment and retention of minorities in nursing.
Emergency Nurses Association Foundation
ENA Foundation Scholarships
Various undergraduate and graduate scholarships for nursing students who have been ENA members for at least one year. Also offers specialized undergraduate scholarships open to nonmembers.
Contact: Ellen Siciliano
Phone: (847) 460-4112
Deadline: June 1
Amount: $2,000 to $10,000, depending on the scholarship
Offers various undergraduate and graduate scholarships for full-time nursing students with a documented disability
Phone: (561) 627-9872; TTY (561) 776-9442
Deadline: June 1
Amount: $250 to $500, depending on the scholarship
Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
AACN/Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarship
Available to nursing or pre-nursing students from underrepresented populations. The Foundation also offers many other general and regional nursing scholarships.
Contact: Lauren Sperle
Phone: (718) 210-0705
Deadline: January 13
Health Professions Education Foundation
Registered Nurse Education Fund
Offers scholarships for students enrolled full- or part-time in a pre-nursing, associate degree or BSN program at an accredited school in California. Must be a California resident, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and agree to practice in a medically underserved area of California for a minimum of one to two years upon graduation.
Phone: (800) 733-1669 or (916) 324-6500
Deadline: March and September (dates TBA)
Amount: Up to $4,000 per year (pre-nursing); up to $8,000 per year (AND); up to $10,000 per year (BSN)
Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
Available to full- or part-time nursing students enrolled or accepted into an accredited diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate or graduate program. Must be a U.S. citizen or national and commit to at least two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.
Amount: Tuition, fees and reasonable educational expenses plus monthly stipend
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships for full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds enrolled in nursing or health professions programs. Funds are awarded to participating schools, which select the scholarship recipients. Must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident.
Contact: The financial aid office a the school where you are enrolled or are planning to apply for admission
Amount: Tuition plus reasonable educational and living expenses
Healthline and NORD Scholarship Program
Healthline and NORD Scholarship Program
Healthline and NORD are teaming up to launch the 2018 Scholarship, a program that aims to empower college students making a positive impact on rare and/or chronic diseases. Four applicants will be granted a $5,000 scholarship each to pursue their efforts in helping individuals with these conditions—either through research, patient advocacy, raising awareness, or community building.
Website: Learn more about the scholarship and how to apply at Healthline.
Deadline: Application period: March 1 – May 1, 2018. Funds distributed: August 2018
Amount: Healthline and NORD are teaming up to launch the 2018 Scholarship, a program that aims to empower college students making a positive impact on rare and/or chronic diseases. Four applicants will be granted a $5,000 scholarship each to pursue their efforts in helping individuals with these conditions—either through research, patient advocacy, raising awareness, or community building.
Humility of Mary Health Partners
Minority Nurse Anesthetist Scholarship
Enables minority RNs with BSN degrees to attend the St. Elizabeth Health Center School for Nurse Anesthetists. Applicants must meet all admission requirements and commit to practicing at Humility of Mary Health Partners after completing the program.
Contact: Beverly A. Rodgers, CRNA, Program Director
Phone: (330) 480-3444
Deadline: February 15
Amount: Up to $10,000
Independence Blue Cross; Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation
Nurse Scholars Program
Provides grants or scholarships to graduate-level nursing students pursuing studies that will qualify them to become nurse educators. Must be attending an accredited graduate nursing program in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Phone: (800) 377-4502
Indian Health Service
Health Professions Scholarship Program
Open to full- and part-time American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking an undergraduate or graduate education in the health care field; priority is given to graduate students and junior- and senior-level undergrad students. Must be a member of a federally recognized tribe and agree to serve one year in an IHS facility or other program serving Indian people for each year of financial support. Pre-nursing scholarships are also available.
Contact: Eric Pinto
Phone: (301) 443-6197
Deadline: February 28
Kansas Board of Regents
Nursing Service Scholarship
Open to Kansas residents accepted or enrolled in a Kansas nursing program as a full-time student. Must practice as an RN or LPN in Kansas upon graduation (one year for each year of scholarship support). Applicants must find a sponsor to provide partial scholarship funding and full-time employment after licensure. KBOR also offers a general Ethnic Minority Scholarship (not specifically for nursing students).
Phone: (785) 296-3421
Deadline: May 1
Amount: $2,500 per year for LPN program; $3,500 per year for RN programs
March of Dimes
Graduate Nursing Scholarships
Open to RNs enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in maternal-child nursing. Must be a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the National Associate of Neonatal Nurses or the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Website: www.marchofdimes.com (click on "Professionals & Researchers")
Deadline: January (date TBA)
Mary Mahoney Professional Nurse Organization
Provides scholarships for African American nursing students; must be a resident of the state of Washington
Contact: Mary Mahoney Professional Nurse Organization, P.O. Box 22003, Seattle, WA 98122-0003
Maryland Higher Education Commission
State Nursing Scholarship and Living Expenses Grant
Available to full-time and part-time students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate nursing programs in Maryland. Must be a Maryland resident and agree to serve as a full-time nurse in Maryland upon graduation (one year for each year of scholarship support).
Contact: Gerrie Rogers
Phone: (410) 260-4574
Deadline: June 30 (scholarship), March 1 (grant)
Amount: Scholarship: Tuition and fees up to $3,000 per year. (Students enrolled in an accelerated nursing program that requires summer enrollment may receive a maximum annual award of $4,500.) Living Expenses Grant: Up to $3,000 per year.
Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program
Open to racial and ethnic minority nursing students enrolled in the third or fourth year of an accredited four-year BSN program or in an accelerated program leading to a BSN degree or an accelerated master’s entry nursing program that bypasses the traditional BSN degree (such as a BA-to-MSN). Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Contact: Pam Chwedyk
Phone: (312) 525-3095
Deadline: June 15
Amount: $500 to $1,000
Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
Nursing Education Loan Scholarship Program (NELS)
Provides scholarships for nursing students pursuing BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN or PhD degrees. Must be a Mississippi resident and attending a Mississippi school and agree to work as a nurse in Mississippi upon graduation. Also offers a Nursing Teacher Stipend Program for graduate students who agree to teach at an accredited nursing school in Mississippi.
Phone: (800) 327-2980
Deadline: March 31
Amount: Up to $4,000 annually for up to two years (BSN, RN-to-BSN and MSN); up to $5,000 annually for two years (PhD)
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
NANAINA Merit Awards
Open to NANAINA members who are enrolled in a federally or state-recognized tribe and are full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited or state-approved school of nursing
Phone: (888) 566-8773
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Scholarship Awards
Open to NAHN members enrolled in accredited associate, diploma, baccalaureate, graduate or LPN/LVN nursing programs; must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
Contact: Maria Castro
Phone: (818) 571-9185
Deadline: April 5
Juanita Robles-Lopez/Pampers Parenting Institute and Procter & Gamble Scholarship
Awarded to a NAHN member pursuing a master’s degree in a maternal-child nursing program
Deadline: April 15
Amount: $2,000 (pending availability of funding)
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
McNeil Rural Scholarship
Available to RNs accepted into a master’s or post-master’s pediatric nurse practitioner program. Must have at least one year of previous work experience in pediatrics, be a member of NAPNAP and agree to practice in an underserved rural setting after completion of studies. Several other NAPNAP scholarships are also available.
Phone: (856) 857-9700
Deadline: June 30
Amount: $10,000 to $20,000
National Black Nurses Association
NBNA Scholarship Program
Various scholarships open to African American nursing students currently enrolled in an LPN/LVN, diploma, AND, BSN or advanced degree program; must be a member of NBNA
Phone: (800) 575-6298
Deadline: April 15
Amount: $500 to $2,000
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
Aetna/NCEMNA Scholars Program
Awarded to BSN and master’s degree nursing students who are members of one of the five NCEMNA member associations: Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Black Nurses Association and Philippine Nurses Association of American. Scholarship recipients must be nominated by their association.
Contact: The president of the appropriate NCEMNA member association
Deadline: Varies, depending on the association
Amount: $2,000 plus mentoring and other educational development assistance
National Health Service Corps
For graduate-level nursing students enrolled or accepted into an accredited family nurse practitioner or nurse-mid-wifery program. Recipients must agree to serve where they are most needed upon completion of their training (one year for each year of support received, with a two-year minimum commitment).
Phone: (800) 221-9393
Amount: Tuition, fees, other reasonable educational expenses and monthly stipend for up to four years
Navy Nurse Corps
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
Provides scholarships for students pursuing a BSN degree at an approved NROTC college or university. Upon graduation, recipients are commissioned as officers in the Navy Nurse Corps. Must be a U.S. citizen 20 to 34 years of age.
Phone: (800) USA-NAVY
Amount: Tuition, books and other educational expenses up to $150,000 for up to four years
Nurse Candidate Program (NCP)
For full-time students enrolled in the third or fourth year of an accredited four-year BSN program. Recipients must fulfill an active duty requirement.
Amount: $10,000 plus $1,000 monthly stipend for up to 24 months
National Student Nursing Association
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 to honor Frances Tompkins, the Association’s first Executive Director. Organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, the Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program (NESLP)
Available to students in participating North Carolina nurse education programs that prepare students for licensure in North Carolina as an LPN or RN. The loan must be repaid through service or in cash upon graduation.
Contact: The financial aid office at the nursing school where you are enrolled or are planning to apply for admission
Phone: (919) 549-8614
Amount: $400 to $3,000 (LPN or ADN); $400 to $5,000 (BSN)
Nurse Scholars Program
A scholarship/loan program available to students who wish to practice nursing full time in North Carolina. Must be a U.S. citizen and N.C. resident entering a diploma, ADN or BSN program in N.C. that prepares students for licensure as an RN. The loan must be repaid through service or in cash upon graduation.
Amount: $3,000 per year (diploma/ADN); $3,000 to $5,000 per year (BSN)
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.
M. Elizabeth Carnegie Minority Scholarship; Estelle Massey Osborne Minority Scholarship
For minority RNs enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in nursing. Various other graduate-level scholarships are also available. Must be a U.S. citizen and a member of a professional nursing association.
Phone: (212) 590-2443
Deadline: March 1
Amount: Varies, depending on available funds
Application fee: $20
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
Bachelors, Masters and Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate Scholarships
Available to students committed to a career in oncology nursing who are currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited BSN, master’s or post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate program; several of the awards are ethnic minority scholarships
Phone: (412) 859-6100
Deadline: February 1
Amount: $2,000 (bachelor’s), $3,000 (master’s and post-master’s)
Application fee: $5
For master’s prepared licensed oncology RNs currently enrolled in or applying to a doctoral degree program in nursing
Deadline: February 1
Amount: $2,000 to $5,000
Application Fee: $5
Philippine Nurses Association of America
Nursing Scholarship Award
For PNAA members enrolled in or admitted to an accredited master’s, post-master’s or doctoral degree program in nursing
Contact: Josie Villanueva
Phone: (949) 831-4247
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Deadline: Eight weeks prior to the PNAA annual National Convention
RNCareers.org, we understand the pressure that higher education can create on a student’s life and as such we have created an annual scholarship available to nursing students as follows:
RN to BSN Scholarship– This Scholarship recognizes an outstanding nursing student enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program i.e. https://www.rncareers.org/nursing-degree/bachelor-degree-nursing-bsn-degree/
Nurse Practitioner Scholarship– This Scholarship recognizes an outstanding nursing student enrolled in an accredited Nurse Practitioner (NP) program i.e. https://www.rncareers.org/aprn/psychiatric-mental-health-nurse-practitioner-pmhnp/
Scholarships and Fellowships for Minority Nursing Students
A resource for today’s diversified nursing community that provide resources and information pertaining to education, career development, and minority health for the growing population of minority nurses in America. All awards have various criteria, which may include financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community activities.
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Nursing Scholarship Fund Program
Available to full- or part-time students admitted to an approved nursing school. Must be a U.S. citizen, an Indiana resident and agree to work in an Indiana health care setting for at least two years after graduation.
Phone: (317) 232-2350 or contact the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend
Amount: Tuition and fees up to $5,000
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Professional Nursing Scholarships
Must be a Texas resident attending a Texas college or university on at least a half-time basis and be enrolled in classes leading to licensure as a professional nurse. Students must register for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement. Some funds are targeted to students from rural communities and to graduate students in nursing.
Contact: The financial aid office at your school or (888) 311-8881
Amount: Up to $3,000
Transcultural Nursing Society
Awarded to a TCNS member enrolled full- or part-time in a graduate program focusing on transcultural, cross-cultural or international nursing
Phone: (888) 432-5470
Deadline: May 1
Truman Medical Center Nurses Alumnae
General Hospital #2 Scholarship Program
Annual award for an African American student admitted to an accredited U.S. school of nursing.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, P.O. Box 413657, Kansas City, MO 64141
Deadline: March 31