Scholarships

Getting ahead of paying for the cost of nursing education can pay big dividends. There are a variety of scholarships available for all types of nursing students. Learn more below.

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AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) Foundation Academic Scholarship

To be eligible, individuals must be nursing students (applicant must be in an accredited program leading to initial licensure as an RN) in baccalaureate, master, and doctoral programs with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. International students are welcome to apply. The applicant must possess an interest in the field of perioperative/surgical nursing. This interest and/or experience must be clearly demonstrated in the personal statement. Application due date: June 15

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National Health Service Corps

The purpose of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP) is to provide scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training in return for a commitment to provide primary health services in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).   You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines:  Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus), Certified Nurse-Midwives, Physician Assistants.  Deadline: Applications become available in early spring; due date end of April.    Tuition, fees, other reasonable educational expenses and a monthly stipend are possible for up to four years.   Contact: (800) 221-9393 or TTY 877-897-9910

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Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus), Certified Nurse-Midwives, Physician Assistants

A Nurse I Am Scholarship

Cherokee Uniforms is offering up to 10 scholarships of $2,000 each for nursing students who complete an application, submit an essay on the required assignment, and are judged as winners. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited LVN/LPN, RN degree (ADN or BSN), or RN-to-BSN program, and must begin/have begun classes not later than Jan. 31. Enrollment may be on a full-time or part-time basis; applicants must be U.S. Citizens or legal residents; applicants’ nursing education programs must be locate within the 50 U.S. states; and must submit the application and the essay requirement with a postmark date of April 30.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$1000 - $2000
Number of Awards:
10
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Air Force Nurse Corps Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)

The Air Force offers scholarships for healthcare professionals:
- 1-2 year scholarships for allied health specialties
- 2-3 year scholarships for nurse corps specialties
- 3-4 year scholarships for medical corps and dental corps

Scholarships cover all tuition, fees, textbooks, small equipment items, and supplies. Recipients also receive a monthly allowance for living expenses. While on scholarship, recipients will spend 45 days on active duty, and after graduation, serve 1 year of active duty for each year of scholarship, for a minimum of 3 years.

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American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Foundation

Liberty Mutual Insurance and the UPS Foundation will provide (4) $2,500 scholarships based on the following eligibility criteria  and an acceptable application (see Academic Education Scholarships on linked page below).  Estimated due date:  December 1

Eligibility Criteria (Bachelor’s Degree) - The candidate must be a nurse enrolled full- or part- time in a nationally accredited school of nursing program and demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. Applicants must submit documentation of enrollment status. Must be a member of AAOHN.

Eligibility Criteria (Graduate Degree) - The candidate must be a nurse enrolled full- or part- time in a graduate program that has application to occupational and environmental health and demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health.  Applicants must submit documentation of enrollment status. Must be a member of AAOHN.

Learn More Award Amount(s):
$2000 - $5000
Number of Awards:
4
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members of AAOHN

American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation

Basic Midwifery Student Scholarship - The Foundation awards scholarships to support educational expenses and encourages individuals to pursue and/or complete basic midwifery education. The applicants are judged on academic and financial needs, and leadership potential criteria. Phone: (240) 485-1800. Application deadline in the past: April 1

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American Holistic Nurses’ Association

Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program - Must be a current member of AHNA enrolled in an undergraduate (ADN, BSN, ADN-to-BSN) or graduate nursing program related to holistic nursing. Phone: (800) 278-2462, ext. 10; Email: info@ahna.org. Deadline: March 15 .

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Members

American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award

The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was started by the NSCDA in 1927 to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. The students are expected to return to work among their people to help improve health care. Some students work on reservations, and others find employment in hospitals in areas largely populated by American Indians. Intended originally to benefit females only, the program has expanded to include males and the career goals now include not only nursing careers, but jobs in health care and health education  as well. Applications for Fall are due June 1; for Spring are due December 1.  National Society of Colonial Dames of America , 2715 Q Street, NW, Washington DC  20007-3041; 202-337-2288

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$1000 - $2000
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American Indian Scholarship

he American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.  Contact 303-426-8900.  The Full Circle scholarship application is due May 31.

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American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan

Six scholarship funds for students meeting the eligibility requirements, one of which is being a member or related to a member of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary. Some of the funds are for Michigan residents only. Twenty one awards will be given through these 6 programs. Scholarships range between $500 - $3,500, and deadlines range from March 1 – April 1.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $5000
Number of Awards:
21
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American School Health Association (ASHA) Scholarship

This association is a multidisciplinary organization of school health professionals such as school and district administrators, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers. One award of $250 each will go to an undergraduate and graduate student. Individuals must be a member of ASHA to apply. Application Deadline: July 20; Contact: scholarships@ashaweb.org or 703-506-7675.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
< $500
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members

Amita Mridha Healthcare Scholarship

The scholarship funds ($1,000)  will be provided for the benefit of an undergraduate student enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a full-time academic program in a health care-related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit a written statement of not more than 500 words stating reasons for pursing the Amita Mridha Health Care Scholarship, and include two letters of recommendation.   Must be submitted by April 18 for enrollment commencing in the fall session of the academic year.

Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Undergraduates in healthcare-related field

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AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Dept. of Michigan Scholarships

This organization awards two scholarships of a least $500 per year.  Students who are members of AMVETS (is serving or has served in the American Armed Forces)  or the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, or are the child, spouse, or grandchild of a member are eligible.  The Career Scholarship is available to students enrolled in programs that do not lead to a bachelor’s degree.  Applications are due June 1.

Application Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
Number of Awards:
2
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members of AMVETS or AMVETS Ladies Auxilary and some relatives

ANNA (American Nephrology Nurses’ Association) Scholarships & Grants

Each year ANNA offers scholarships that provide funding to support members in their pursuit of higher education. ANNA also offers grants for clinical research projects and patient or staff education programs. The Career Mobility scholarships are usually due in October and range from $1000-$2,500.  

http://www.annanurse.org/professional-development/grants-and-awards/educational-... Award Amount(s):
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $5000
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
ANNA Members

Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association Scholarship

The Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) is pleased to award $1,000 to one of its members pursuing an undergraduate or a graduate nursing degree. The purpose of this scholarship is to support nursing education for AAPINA members and thus enhance the contribution of our membership in achieving AAPINA’s core mission.   Eligibility:    Two years of AAPINA membership and active membership for current year;  currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate nursing program (masters or doctoral); excellent academic performance (GPA > 3.5/4.0).   Deadline:  Feb. 1

Application Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
Number of Awards:
1
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Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing Dorothy Budnek Memorial Scholarship

Established to provide financial assistance to ARIN members who have returned to school to advance their nursing education. The recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $600. Individuals who have been members of ARIN for at least three years are eligible to apply. Deadline in 2016 was February 19.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members

Association on American Indian Affairs

All scholarships are for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes except for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship and David Risling Emergency Aid Scholarship. Some of these scholarships are curriculum specific. Students from federally recognized tribes are not eligible for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship. 

Applicants enrolled in non-federally recognized tribes are eligible for the Allogan Slagle Scholarship only. This scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students in any curriculum.    Deadline:  June 1   Phone: (240) 314-7155  Email:    general.aaia@indian-affairs.org   

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Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship (Society of Health and Physical Education or SHAPE)

This award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate health education major at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory. To be eligible, the applicant must be currently enrolled full-time at a college or university for both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year during which the student is applying. The student must have sophomore, junior or senior status at the time of application. Must have a minimum, current overall grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale at the AAHE application deadline, which is November 15. Prior award recipients may not apply.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
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Career Mobility Scholarship Award

Available to students in LPN-to-RN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, or MSN-to-doctorate programs. Must be a member of Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses for at least one year. Up to 9 $2000 scholarships may be awarded each year.
Deadline: March 31

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Chi Eta Phi Sorority

This organization has sponsored two scholarships in the past that are described here.  Relevant information is not found on their website.  If you are a member of the sorority, you may inquire at chietaphi@verison.net or 202-232-3858.

*Aliene Carrington Ewell Scholarship Available to African American students pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.  Deadline February 1.

*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 and have contributed to the recruitment, retention and advancement of minority nurses.

Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Grant/Scholarship

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a unique federally-funded educational support and scholarship program that helps more than 2,000 students annually from migrant and seasonal farmworking backgrounds to reach and succeed in college.  Awards are given for the freshman year only and ongoing academic support is given until graduation. Application Deadline: Varies – inquire within each individual CAMP (grant).   In Michigan, there are two participating colleges:   Michigan State University  http://mss.msu.edu/camp/application   and Western Michigan University http://www.wmich.edu/camp

Please note at the bottom of the national map to find your State's participating schools is this note:  If your higher education institution does not offer CAMP Grant Scholarships yet, 
you may request an grant application from the U.S. Dept of Education, Office of Migrant Education

More Information Number of Awards:
2000
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Migrant and seasonal farming background

Cooley Scholarship, Masters Scholarship (Society of Health and Physical Education or SHAPE)

The award is open to a master’s level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. Territory. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum current overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Prior SHAPE scholarship recipients are not eligible. This award is a $1,000 scholarship, which recipients may spend in any manner they desire. The completed application form must be received by November 15 of each year.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
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Detroit Black Nurses' Association (DBNA) Geraldine Doby Scholarship

Interested in applying for a scholarship from the Detroit Black Nurses Association? Scholarships are given annually to deserving students who are members of DBNA. The deadline is April 15 of each year.

Eligibility Criteria: Active member of DBNA in good standing, minimum of 3.0 GPA, must have one full year of school remaining

Required Documentation in addition to application: Official school transcript of most recently completed academic semester/quarter sent from school to DBNA, personal statement reflecting contributions to DBNA, academic and professional goals, community involvement (limit to 2 typewritten pages), one personal reference and one reference from current nursing instructor addressing academic ability.

Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members of the Detroit Black Nurses Association

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Detroit Black Nurses' Association Sadie Thomas Book Scholarship

Scholarships for books are given three times annually to deserving nursing students who are members of the Detroit Black Nurses' Association (DBNA.)

Eligibility Criteria: Active member of DBNA in good standing, minimum of 2.5 GPA, evidence of enrollment in a nursing program at any level, with one full year of school remaining.

Required Documentation to accompany application: school transcripts, personal statement reflecting professional goals and community involvement (limit to one typewritten page,) one personal reference and one from current program instructor. Applicants who have not begun the nursing program must send proof of acceptance.

Detroit Black Nurses Assocation Award Amount(s):
< $500
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members of the Detroit Black Nurses Association

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Dr. Raana Akbar Scholarship for Women in Healthcare

The scholarship funds ($1,500) will be provided for the benefit of women enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate academic program in a healthcare related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, must submit a written statement of not more than 500 words stating reasons for pursing the Dr. Raana Akbar Scholarship for Women in Healthcare, and submit two letters of recommendation. Must be submitted by April 18 for enrollment commencing in the fall session of the academic year.

Award Amount(s):
$1000 - $2000
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Women in healthcare

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Emergency Nurses Association Academic Scholarship Opportunities

The ENA Foundation awards approximately 50 scholarships ranging from $2000-$10,000 to selected emergency nurses and other individuals seeking higher levels of education.  The application period is March 1-April 29.  Standard eligibility requirements are: 

Applicants must be an ENA member for a minimum of twelve (12) months immediately prior to applying. Non-RN category applicants are not required to be an ENA member but a letter of reference from a current ENA member is required;  minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) is required for consideration;  must be attending a NLN, AACN or CCNE accredited school and must provide verification of the schools current accreditation.

• Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply under the same category. However, qualified previous recipients may apply for the next category.

• ENA members having served in the immediate past three years on the ENA board of directors, ENA Foundation board of trustees, or ENA Foundation scholarship selection committee are ineligible to apply.

 

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$2000 - $5000
$5000 - $10,000
Number of Awards:
50
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
ENA Members

ExceptionalNurse.com

Offers several scholarship awards to nursing students with a disability. Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis. Email: exceptionalnurse@aol.com   Deadline:  June 1

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
< $500
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Students with documented disability

International Order of King’s Daughters and Sons Health Careers Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:  A  student must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and be studying at an accredited institution in the US or Canada. Medical and dental students (in human medicine) who have completed their first year of an accredited medical/dental school are eligible to apply. Students in pre-med courses are not eligible.

Students studying in a college or university accredited in the fields of pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and medical technologies who have completed a minimum of two years of study are eligible to apply. Priority is given to students who are working on their Master's or Doctorate Degrees when those degrees are required for certification.

Students studying to become registered nurses with an Associate's Degree must have completed at least their first year of study at an accredited institution. Those pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing must have completed two years of study.

To apply, send application request to healthcareersdirector.kds.@gmail.com from November 1- March 1.    Completed applications returned to the director must be postmarked by April 1st of the current year.

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Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

The National Scholarship and Awards Program offer scholarships to freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate students  for various courses of study.   All scholarships are one-time awards. Thirty scholarships (amounts unspecified)  are available to National JACL members (parent membership is not sufficient). JACL Membership is open to everyone of any ethnic background. Phone: (415) 345-1075.  Email:   mailto:pwada@jacl.org   (specify scholarship interest in subject line).  Applications available in November; deadline is March 1.

More Information Number of Awards:
30
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members

Leo Krziza and Esther Krziza-Condry Healthcare Education Scholarship Fund

Administered through the Lee Memorial Foundation, this fund provides scholarships and financial assistance to individuals pursuing careers in the field of healthcare from the Cass, Berrien, Van Buren and St. Joseph counties area. Primary focus will be given to those individuals seeking careers in nursing, radiological technology, laboratory technology, pharmacy, health information technology, respiratory therapy, and other related fields. Scholarship amounts range from $250 to $2,500. These are one-year scholarships, which can be renewed upon application. Applications for the Healthcare Education Fund must be received by March 1 each year.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
< $500
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $5000
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Only individuals in Cass, Berrien, Van Buren and St. Joseph counties

March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarships

To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $5,000 scholarships annually to registered nurses enrolled in graduate programs of maternal- child nursing. Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program in maternal-child nursing at the master’s or doctoral level and must be a member of at least one of the following professional organizations: the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; the American College of Nurse-Midwives; or the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.   Deadline:   February 1; 2017 application expected to be available in September 2016.  

Learn More Award Amount(s):
$5000 - $10,000
Number of Awards:
2
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Enrolled in graduate program of maternal child nursing

Mary Free Bed Guild of Grand Rapids Disability Scholarship Application Annual Scholarship Program

The Mary Free Bed Guild has established annual scholarships for students with disabilities pursuing a post-secondary degree. An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for education-related expenses if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts will vary depending on individual needs. Application deadline: April 1

Eligibility Requirements:

• Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation
• Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations
• Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (Half time as determined by your school.)
• Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
• Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
• Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun
• Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)
• Citizen of the United States

Learn More Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Residents of select west Michigan counties

Mary Free Bed Guild of Grand Rapids Minority Scholarship Application Annual Scholarship Program

The Mary Free Bed Guild has established annual scholarships for minority students pursuing degrees in nursing or rehabilitation therapy programs. An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for education-related expenses if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts will vary depending on individual needs. Application deadline: April 1

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and chosen area of study)
  • Currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in a nursing or therapy program (PT, Speech, OT)
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community services, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
  • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
  • Applicants must have a permanent residency in the West Michigan area
  • Citizen of the United States
Learn More Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Residents of select west Michigan counties

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

The mission of the Michigan Nurses Foundation is to promote a healthy, educated, and professional nurse workforce through the advancement of nursing research, support for nursing education, and assistance for the recovering nurse. Through the Michigan Nurses Foundation, founded in the year 2000, opportunities are provided for those who wish to establish a legacy today for tomorrow’s nurses.

The Michigan Nurses Foundation awards scholarships each year. MNF is funded through private contributions and fundraising activities. A minimum of four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2015.

The following are the minimum nursing scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a Michigan college/school of nursing that grants a certificate for practical nursing or an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
  • The applicant must be in good academic standing with demonstrated progress toward degree completion.
  • Applications must be POSTMARKED by July 31 in order to be considered.
    • CURN Award
      Michigan Nurses Foundation manages the Conduct and Utilization of Research in Nursing (CURN) Award. The CURN Award is a $5,000 competitive research award designed to fund either conduct of research or utilization of research in practice. Managing the CURN Award falls directly in line with a function of MNF - to award nurses and nursing students educational scholarships and research grants.

Learn More Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
Number of Awards:
4
Scholarship Category:

Michigan Nursing Scholarship (MNS)

Must be attending a participating school at least 1 /2 time on track to gaining one of the following:
LPN certification, ADN, BSN or MSN. Recipients are selected by your school’s financial aid office. How they determine recipients is up to them. Also, if you receive the award you’ll be agreeing to work as a nurse at one of several healthcare facilities in Michigan that participate in the Michigan Nursing Scholarship Program. Or you could opt to teach nursing at a specified institution for however many years you received assistance.
Award: up to $4,000
Awards per Year: Varies
Open to: Michigan Nursing Students
How to Apply/Contact: Contact the financial aid office at the Michigan school you plan to attend for information about being considered for a Michigan Nursing Scholarship. There is no application form for students to submit to the Michigan Nursing Scholarship Program.

See Fact Sheet Award Amount(s):
$2000 - $5000
Scholarship Category:

Michigan Tuition Grant Scholarship

The Michigan Tuition Grant program is available to undergraduate students with financial need who plan to attend or are attending independent non-profit, degree-granting  Michigan post-secondary institutions. Students must be enrolled at least half-time, and the maximum scholarship is $1,830 per academic year.  Application Deadline: Must file the Free Appplication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 30 for fall enrollment.    Email:  ssg@michigan.gov; phone 888-447-2687.

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$1000 - $2000
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Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future,  is currently offering a tenth round of scholarship funding to underrepresented minority nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or a clinically-focused master’s degree program.   Five awards of up to $18,000 will be awarded in 2016.   Due Date:  May 1

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$5000 - $10,000
Number of Awards:
5
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Minority students who plan to become nursing faculty

MLN/MCNEA/MACN Student Scholarships

The amount of the scholarship for 2016 is $1,000, sponsored jointly by the Michigan League for Nursing, the Michigan Council of Nursing Education Administrators, and the Michigan Association of Colleges of Nurses.    In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree nursing education program in Michigan, and have successfully completed at least one nursing course with a clinical component.  Successful completion is defined as a grade of a “3.0” or better.  Application is due May 20, 2016.

http://michleaguenursing.org/more_about_mln_scholarships.php Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
Number of Awards:
1
Scholarship Category:

Muskegon County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship

Available to legal residents of Muskegon County enrolled in a medical science related field such as pre-medicine, nursing, physical therapy, dietetics, bio-medical engineering, medical technology, radiology, medical school, etc. For more information, contact the Muskegon County Medical Society Alliance Scholarship Committee, c/o Ms. Shirley Green, 2574 Morton Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49441, fax (231) 759-9000. Available November 1, for the following school year.
Deadline March 1.

Learn More Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Residents of Muskegon County

National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) Scholarship

The National American Arab Nurses Association (NAANA) scholarship is for academically meritorious nursing students enrolled in Associate, Bachelor, RN-BSN, or BSN to MSN nursing programs. To be eligible, applicants must be members of NAANA, be of Arab heritage, be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., and must reside in the U.S. or its territories. The deadline for applications is September 30.

More Details and Application Award Amount(s):
$500 - $1000
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Scholarships

The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. offers various scholarships each year ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Candidate must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (BSN, AD, Diploma or LPN/LVN and in good scholastic standing at the time of application, must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter, and must have at least one full year of school remaining.
Applications must be post-marked by April 15th of each year. Application must be submitted by email.

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National Student Nurses Association

Scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, and involvement in nursing student organizations and community activities related to health care. U.S. citizens and students with an alien registration number who are currently enrolled or matriculated in state-approved nursing programs for associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master’s programs are eligible. Funds are not available for graduate study unless it is a first degree in nursing. RN to BSN/MSN and LPN/LVN to RN students are also eligible.

Opens: August
Deadline for Submission: January

Learn More Award Amount(s):
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $5000
$5000 - $10,000
Scholarship Category:

NEF Scholarship

Nurses Educational Funds Scholarships are for Master's and Doctoral degree study in Nursing. Contact: NEF Office (917) 524-8051. Application Deadline: Applications available October 1 and due on February 1.

More Information Number of Awards:
20
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Masters and Doctoral Nursing Students

New Careers in Nursing

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AACN are pleased to issue a new Call for Proposals for the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. This groundbreaking program is designed to alleviate the nation’s nursing shortage by dramatically expanding the pipeline of students in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs. Scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to up to 400 entry-level nursing students through this fourth round of funding. Preference will be given to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or from a disadvantaged background.   Applicants must apply directly to schools of nursing.

More Information on the AACN Website Award Amount(s):
$5000 - $10,000
Number of Awards:
400
Scholarship Category:

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

The application is typically due by February of every year. This program helps address the shortage and distribution imbalance of nurses across the country by offering loan repayment assistance to RNs and APNs working at health facilities and nurse faculty employed at accredited schools of nursing. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Click on the link for the application, program guidelines webinar, conference call opportunities, and more.

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Oncology Nursing Society Doctoral Scholarships

Provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a research doctoral degree (PhD or DNSc) or clinical doctoral degree (DNP). Doctoral scholarships awarded at $5,000 and $7,500 annually. The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a PhD, DNSc or DNP nursing degree program for the upcoming academic year; have a current license to practice as a registered nurse and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. Other requirements: two professional letters of support, one must address the applicant’s ability to perform doctoral level work; at the end of each year of scholarship participation, the nurse shall submit a summary describing the education activities in which he/she participated. Next application process dates: Sept. 1 – Feb. 1.

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$5000 - $10,000
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Oncology Nursing Society Bachelor’s In Nursing Degree Scholarship

Provide scholarships to individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing and pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing.   Bachelor’s scholarships awarded annually at $3,000-$5,000  each. Scholarships are available to individuals who are enrolled in their senior year of a bachelor’s degree program at an NLN or CCNE-accredited school of nursing, and are either currently licensed as an RN,  not currently licensed but have a bachelor’s degree in another field, or those who do not currently hold an RN license and do not have a college degree., but are enrolled in the nursing component of their program.  Next application process dates:  Sept. 1 – Feb. 1.  

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$2000 - $5000
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Oncology Nursing Society Master’s in Nursing Scholarships

Provide scholarships to registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education by pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Master’s degree scholarships are awarded annually at $5,000 each. The candidate must be currently enrolled in (or applying to) a masters nursing degree at an NLN or CCNE-accredited School of Nursing and enrolled in the upcoming academic year; the candidate must have a current license to practice as a registered nurse or possess a bachelor’s degree in another field; and must have an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing.   Next application process dates:  Sept. 1 – Feb 1.

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$5000 - $10,000
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Patricia Archbold Predoctoral Scholar Award

The National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence provides a  2-year scholarship program  with the goal of increasing academic gerontological nursing capacity in the  US by increasing the number of well-prepared gerontological nursing faculty.  Predoctoral applicants must: be registered nurse;  hold degree(s) in nursing;  be enrolled or accepted in a doctoral nursing degree program (not including DNP) at an institution that is a member of NHCGNE;  be United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents; plan an academic and research career;  demonstrate potential for long-term contributions to gerontological nursing.   Applications are due in January, and  up to $100,000 for the two-year program is available.

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< $500
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $5000
$5000 - $10,000
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Portage Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

Each year, the Portage Hospital Auxiliary awards a scholarship to outstanding local college students who are pursuing a career in the healthcare field. The funds are raised through the Lights of Love project. Scholarships are awarded to students from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties. Scholarships are paid directly to school. Students must: Complete one year of higher education before the fall of the award year, be pursuing a career in healthcare, be a registered resident of Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon or Baraga county, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, provide an official scholastic transcript, write a letter briefly outlining career intent, volunteer work and financial need. For more information about the scholarship program, please call the human resources department at (906) 483-1569 or (800) 573-5001 (toll free).
Application due date: April 1

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Residents of select northern Michigan Counties

Roberta Scofield Memorial Certification Award

This award recognizes nurses who are committed to oncology nursing.   Up to 150  applicants  will receive a free registration for an ONCC certification examination or renewal by Option 1 (ILNA points).   The online application must be submitted by September 30 for certification registration for following year.   Contact for more information:  oncc@oncc.org or 877-769-6622

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150
Scholarship Category: Who can apply?:
Members of Oncology Nursing Society or Association of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Nurses

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) RN Advancing Scholarship

SGNA is offering this scholarship to a Registered Nurse working in Gastroenterology, who wishes to continue their education by pursuing a BSN, MSN, or PhD.   Funds of $2500 for a full time student or $1000 to a part time student (taking a minimum of three credit hours per semester) will be presented to the recipient(s) of this scholarship.. Send completed application by July 31 .

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$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $5000
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Members

Stephanie Carroll Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a nursing student enrolled in an accredited nursing program who has chosen Long Term Care or Geriatrics as their practice area after graduation, or nursing students in undergraduate or graduate programs are also eligible.  Deadline: May 20  Sponsor: National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care.   Contact info@nadona.org 

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The Bernard F. and Melissa Anne Bailey Family Fund Healthcare Scholarships

A student scholarship program administered by MidMichigan Health, funded through a gift from the Bernard F. and Melissa Anne Bailey Family. Scholarships are given to students in health care fields on the basis of merit and established criteria as determined by an overseer committee.

Eligible applicants must be: Mid-Michigan area residents or have immediate family living in one of the following counties: Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Montcalm, Ogemaw, Roscommon or Saginaw; accepted into an accredited program in one of the following fields of study: nursing, medicine, occupation therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, social work, medical technology, medical assistant, pharmacy, physician assistant, radiology, respiratory therapy, sonography, nuclear medical technology, or other; pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional schooling.

Application forms for the upcoming school year will be posted on December 1 with a deadline of March 1.
For more information, please contact Colleen Markel at colleen.markel@midmichigan.org or (989)839-3120.

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Residents of select mid-Michigan counties

The Hurst Review/AACN Scholarship Program

Hurst Reviews and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have partnered to offer a scholarship program to outstanding students pursuing prelicensure nursing programs. The scholarship program is available to students enrolled at AACN-member schools. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded twice yearly. The deadlines are January 31 and July 1.

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$2000 - $5000
Number of Awards:
2
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TravelNursing.org Nursing Education Scholarship

The $1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to chosen applicant. Pleased to offer scholarships for those who have been accepted to nursing or medical educational programs or are currently pursuing education and employment in the fields of nursing and medicine. One applicant will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending medical or nursing school.
Application must arrive before 5-17-16.

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Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

The Tylenol Future Care Scholarship program is designed to assist students pursuing careers in public health/health education, med school, nursing, or a pharmacy degree program to manage the rising costs of education. Up to 20 awardees will receive between $500-$2,500, ten grand prize winners will receive $10,000 each, and thirty winners will earn $5,000 grants.
Eligible candidates must be pursuing their education at an accredited, non-profit 2 or 4-year college or university in the U.S.
The 2015-16 application was due in June 2015.
Award: $500-$10,000
Awards Per Year: up to 60
Open to: Undergraduate or Graduate students
How to Apply/Contact: www.tylenol.com/news/scholarships

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WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Scholarship

Awarded to deserving individuals committed to working within the wound, ostomy and continence nursing specialty. Scholarship applicants must be accepted into a WOCN -accredited Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Education Program.
Scholarship applications are accepted twice yearly, May 1 and November 1.

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Education Foundation, S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Medical Health Sciences

Available to graduate or undergraduate young women enrolled in a program leading to a degree in medicine or health sciences .  Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 paid directly to the college or university. Proof of enrollment required.   There are also a few other scholarship programs on this page for general high school senior, undergraduate and graduate scholarships, as well as for those with high honors and leadership experience.  Next application process dates:  Sept. 1- Feb. 1

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$500 - $1000
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