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Scholarships

Database of Nursing 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. We do not endorse any of the following scholarships. 

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Military

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Michigan


Four scholarship programs exist for students meeting the eligibility requirements, one of which is being a descendant of an honorably discharged or deceased veteran. Scholarships range between $500 - $5,000, and deadlines range from March 1 – March 15.
http://michalaux.org/scholarships/
Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000 $1000 - $2000 $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards: 18 Who can apply?: Descendants of honorably discharged or deceased veterans




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 May 24. Application ApplicationAward Amount(s): $500 - $1000 Number of Awards: 2
Who can apply?: Members of AMVETS or AMVETS Ladies Auxilary and some relatives




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. Learn More





Med-Surg

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Foundation


Career Mobility Scholarship Award - Scholarships are offered that provide funding to support members in their pursuit of higher education. Phone: (866) 877-2676 Email: AMSN@ajj.com Deadline: March 31; application available Jan. 1. More Information Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 Number of Awards: 9
Who can apply?: Members





Association

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, with one full year of school remaining. Applications are available all year long. Contact 313-263-2802 for more information.. Detroit Black Nurses Assocation Award Amount(s): < $500 Who can apply?: Members of the Detroit Black Nurses Association More Information Scholarship Det Black Nurses Thomas Books.doc




Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Foundation


Career Mobility Scholarship Award - Scholarships are offered that provide funding to support members in their pursuit of higher education. Phone: (866) 877-2676 Email: AMSN@ajj.com Deadline: March 31; application available Jan. 1. More Information Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 Number of Awards: 9 Who can apply?: Members




Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses' Career Mobility Scholarship


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 Learn More Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 Number of Awards: 9.
Who can apply?: Members




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-$3,000. More Details Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 $2000 - $5000 Who can apply?: ANNA Members




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 Who can apply?: ENA Members




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 $2000 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. More Details and Application Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 Who can apply?: Members of SGNA




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




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 a minimum of one year are eligible to apply. Please call 866-486-2763 to determine application due date. More Details and Application Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000
Who can apply?: Members





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Disability

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. Deadline: June 1 More Details and Application Award Amount(s): < $500 Who can apply?: Students with documented disability





General

A Nurse I Am Scholarship


Cherokee Uniforms offers 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 located within the 50 U.S. states; and must submit the application and the essay requirement. Application cycles vary - - check in December to learn the new year's application deadline. Application due date for 2020: March 31 Learn More Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 Number of Awards: 10




AfterCollege/AACN Scholarships


The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are 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. A $2,500 award is disbursed each quarter. Application due dates are March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, and Dec. 31. Application and More Information Award Amount(s): $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards:
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Who can apply?: Student must be enrolled in an AACN member institution




American Association of Colleges Nursing (AACN)


The American Association of Colleges Nursing (AACN) has extensive scholarship information for undergraduate and graduate nursing students on their website. Learn More




American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Foundation


Academic education and professional development scholarships are available to members of AAOHN. To be eligible for professional development awards, candidates must be employed in the field of occupational and environmental health nursing and demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, occupational and environmental health. There are two $2,500 awards available for academic education and four $1,500 awards available for professional development. Application due date: January 1 Learn More Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards: 6
Who can apply?: Members of AAOHN




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
Who can apply?: Undergraduates in healthcare-related field More Information




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 application deadline, which is October 15. Prior recipients of this award may not apply. More Details and Application Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000 Who can apply?: Health education majors enrolled full-time




Bureau of Professional Licensing, Michigan Board of Nursing Nurse Scholarship


P.A. 368 of 1978, Sec. 333.16315 established a nurse professional fund Nurse Scholarship Program supported by nursing license fees. One of the uses of the fund is to operate a Nurse Scholarship Program. The goal of the nurse scholarship program is to promote nursing pre-licensure LPN, ADN, and traditional BSN; RN to BSN completion; and graduate MSN education programs in Michigan among individuals who plan to practice in an underserved area, with an underserved population, or in a health professional shortage area (all of Michigan qualifies). Scholarship funding will be disbursed to eligible schools offering nursing programs on an annual basis. The schools will then award the scholarships to eligible students based on the school's criteria and policies. An eligible school is one that is fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing, has a primary campus located within the State Of Michigan; and offers a program of nursing that meets the predetermined category and area of need as established by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Schools must apply by March 1 and due date for Notice of Intent to Award and Student Application is June 30. For the school application and Notice of Intent to Award and Student Application, and for any questions, please contact the Bureau of Professional Licensing at bpl-ursecert@michigan.gov. More Information




CNA Free Training Scholarship


This scholarship is awarded annually to one person who has been accepted into a state-approved CNA training or certification program, is at least 18 years of age, and is a US resident. Application due date is April 3, 2020. More Information and Application Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000 Number of Awards: 1 Who can apply?: US Residents




Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarships


Nursing scholarshps are sponsored by DAR. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. Application deadline: February 15 Nursing Program Scholarships Award Amount(s): $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards: 9




Diabetes Scholar Foundation Scholarships


The Diabetes Scholars Foundation’s college scholarship program is available to incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes and who are US citizens or permanent residents seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. This scholarship recognizes students who have high academic performance, are actively involved in the diabetes community, participate in community and/or extra-curricular activities and who have demonstrated that they are successfully managing the challenges of living with diabetes. Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarships are not based on financial need. Applications due: April 15 Information and application Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards: 35
Who can apply?: Students who are high school seniors and will be incoming freshmen in the fall and who have Type 1 diabetes




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
Who can apply?: Women in healthcare More Information




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. Applications available in November; deadline is March 1 for freshmen and April 1 for undergraduate and graduate applications. More Information Number of Awards: 30 Who can apply?: Members




Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund


Each year, Jeannette Rankin Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing an undergraduate education at an accredited college or university in the United States. The application cycle begins in November. Contact the Fund to learn potential award amount. More information and application




Lawsuit Legal American Nursing Support Scholarship


Lawsuit Legal is pleased to announce an annual award of $1,500 being made available to nursing students (undergraduate or graduate) and actively employed RNs seeking to advance their education in the healthcare/medical field. Availability will continue annually to provide financial support to qualified applicants seeking excellence. Applications are due in May. More Information and Application Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000




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 are available at area high schools and colleges, Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital, and Borgess Medical Center, and must be received by March 1 each year. More Details Award Amount(s): < $500 $500 - $1000 $1000 - $2000 $2000 - $5000 Who can apply?: Only individuals in Cass, Berrien, Van Buren and St. Joseph counties




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




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. 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 annually. 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 August 1 in order to be considered.
Learn More Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000 Number of Awards: 4




Nurse.org Healthcare Leaders Scholarship


The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Application due date is typically in June.
Online Application Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000




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. Application process dates: Sept. 1- Feb. 1. Learn More Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000




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 $2,400 per academic year. Application Deadline: Must file the Free Appplication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Email: mistudentaid@michigan.gov.; phone 888-447-2687. More Information Award Amount(s): $2000 - $5000




The Hurst Review/AACN Scholarship Program


Hurst Review Services and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have partnered to offer a scholarship program to outstanding students pursuing professional nursing degrees. The scholarship program is available to pre-licensure students enrolled at AACN-member schools. (Click More Details to check for your school.) Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded twice yearly. The deadlines are January 15 and July 15. More Details and Application Award Amount(s): $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards: 2 Who can apply?: Pre-licensure nursing students





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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 a minimum of one year are eligible to apply. Please call 866-486-2763 to determine application due date. More Details and Application Award Amount(s): $500 - $1000 Who can apply?: Members




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 $2000 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. More Details and Application Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 Who can apply?: Members of SGNA




March of Dimes Dr. Margaret Freda Graduate Nursing Scholarships


To recognize and promote excellence in nursing care of mothers and babies, the March of Dimes offers several $4,000 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. Applications are available in September and due in January. Learn More Award Amount(s): $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards: 2
Who can apply?: Enrolled in graduate program of maternal child nursing




MayDay Fund Scholar Award


The goal of The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) MAYDAY Scholar Award Program is to increase academic gerontological nursing capacity in the United States by increasing the number of well-prepared gerontological nursing faculty with interest in alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain. MAYDAY Scholars, in collaboration with a senior mentor, will implement a tailored professional development plan which supports development of new competencies and enhanced effectiveness as an academic leader in geriatric pain and research. The program is committed to advancing qualified applicants from underrepresented minority groups to improve the nation’s ability to provide culturally inclusive care to its increasingly diverse aging population. This program is designed to support 2 years of doctoral work (PhD) for nurses committed to careers in academic gerontological nursing with an emphasis on pain. Applications are due in October. More Information Award Amount(s): $2000 - $5000 Number of Awards: 2




Oncology Nursing Society Nursing Scholarships


Provides scholarships to nursing students and registered nurses who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing to continue their education in nursing. Awards range between $3000-$7,500 depending on the educational level. Applications are due February 1. Learn More Award Amount(s): $2000 - $5000 $5000 - $10,000





Minority

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. The scholarship is $1,500 per semester as long as the student is in good acadmic standing. Applications for Fall are due June 1; applications for Spring are due December 1. National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 2715 Q Street, NW, Washington DC 20007-3041; 202-337-2288; dames@nscda.org More Details and Application Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000




National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Michigan Chapter (NAHN-MI) Scholarship


National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Michigan Chapter (NAHN-MI) Scholarship Eligible applicants are hispanic students enrolled in and have completed at least one semester of undergraduate or graduate nursing programs in the State of Michigan. LPN, ADN, RN to BSN, BSN, MS/MSN, PhD, and DNP students are eligible. Although you don't need to be a member of the NAHN-MI to apply, if you are awarded a scholarship, membership dues will be deducted from the award. Prior recipients of NAHN Michigan Chapter Scholarships are not eligible to apply. Application and instructions can be found under More Information. Application Award Amount(s): $1000 - $2000 Number of Awards: 4
Who can apply?: Members and non-members More Information