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The Air Force nursing scholarship program helps you
pursue a nursing degree to earn an Air Force commission through Air Force ROTC.
Nursing Scholarships are offered for 1 to 4 years. Only high school seniors or
graduates who have not attended college full-time may qualify for the 4-year
nursing scholarship. Students in college may apply for the 1 to 3-year
scholarship. The Type I scholarships pay full college tuition, most mandatory
fees, plus a textbook allowance. The Type II scholarships pay the same benefits
except tuition is capped at $8,000 per year. All Air Force ROTC cadets on
scholarship receive a $100 monthly nontaxable allowance during the school year.
After you have completed all Air Force ROTC program requirements and your degree
requirements, you will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force
Nurse Corps and serve 4 terms on active duty. Newly commissioned nurses will
complete licensing requirements after graduation. For more details, contact an
Air Force ROTC unit or write: HQ AFROTC Scholarship Actions Section, Maxwell
AFB, AL 36112-6106.
American Association of Homes for the Aging
Sixteen Nurse Education Scholarships
are offered to nurses who seek further education toward LPN, RN, or BSN status.
Prospective applicants must work in an AAHA member facility and pledge to work
for one year in the field of long-term care nursing after completing their
education. Requests for applications must be made in writing, with a
self-addressed, stamped envelope included, by May 2. Completed applications must
be returned to AHAA by July 27. For more information, write: Nurse Education
Scholarship, American Association of Homes for the Aging, 901 E. Street NW,
Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004-2037
American Association of Occupational Health
Scholarships are awarded to
occupational health nurses to be used towards a baccalaureate, masters or
doctoral degree program in nursing. Candidates must be currently enrolled in an
NLN-accredited program. To obtain guidelines for AAOHN awards, write to: AAOHN
Awards, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 2920 Brandywine Rd.,
Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341-4146, (770) 455-7271.
American Holistic Nurses’ Association
- Any nurse with some nursing of holistic health experience can apply for
the Charlotte McGuire Scholarship. The Scholarship may be used for college
tuition at an accredited nursing, holistic health, or holistic nursing program
at the graduate or undergraduate level. It may also be used for AHNA-sponsored
conferences. Those applying for a school scholarship must have nearly completed
their nursing prerequisites and have a 3.0 grade point average, and have been a
member of AHNA for 6 months. Applicants must submit a resume including
educational and employment background, future educational and professional
goals, purpose for requesting scholarship, projected expenses, copy of
transcript, and any additional interesting factors. The amount of scholarship,
criteria, and winner are chosen by a selection committee, and the winner is
announced at the annual meeting. For application deadline and scholarship
information contact: American Holistic Nurses’ Association, 4101 Lake Boone
Trail, Suite 201, Raleigh, NC 27607, (909) 7887-011671.
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association
- The ANNA offers scholarships and fellowships in support of individuals in
pursuit of baccalaureate and advanced degrees in nursing and dedicated to
contributing to the renal community. For information on specific scholarships
and awards, write to: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association National Office,
East Holly Avenue, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056 (609) 256-2320.
- Four, three and two-year scholarships to students pursuing a baccalaureate
degree at an NLN-accredited school of nursing. All scholarships pay most tuition
costs, required educational fees, a flat fee for books, supplies and equipment,
and provide a subsistence allowance of up to $1000 each year the scholarship is
in effect. For more information write: Army ROCT, Nursing Opportunities, Gold
QUEST Center, P.O. Box 3279, Warminster, PA 18974-0128 or Chief Nurse, U.S. Army
ROTC Cadet Command, ATTN: ATCC-N, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-5000, (800) USA-ROTC.
Association of Operating Room Nurses
- Associate or active members of AORN who have maintained their membership
for at least one year immediately prior to the application deadline are eligible
to apply for a number of scholarships through the association. Candidates
pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in nursing must be enrolled in an NLN-accredited
program and are required to supply evidence of current enrollment or acceptance
in the program. Scholarships provide funds for tuition and registration fees
only and are awarded on the basis of scholastic merit. Financial need is not a
criterion for selection. Annual deadline for application is May 1. You must be a
member of AORN to receive an application. To receive criteria and an
application, contact AORN Scholarship Board, AORN Inc., 2170 S. Parker Road
#300, Denver, CO 80231-5711, (303) 755-6300.
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and
- AWHONN (formerly NAACOG) awards education
fellowships to nurses. Applicants must be members who have been a full or
associate member for at least one full year prior to the year of application,
and who are pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s in nursing. The annual
application deadline is April 5. AWHONN members may contact the national office
each January for a current application (be sure to include your membership
number). For more information, write: AWHOON, Professional Development Division,
409 – 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024-2137.
Association on American Indian
Affairs, Inc. Scholarship Program - Various
scholarships are available to Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. For more
information write to: Association on American Indian Affairs, 245 Fifth
Ave., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10016-8728.
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation -
The Foundation offers the New York Life Foundation
Scholarship Program for Women in the Health Professions to women who are seeking
education necessary for advancement within a career. Scholarships range from
$250 to $1000 for tuition, fees, and school-related expenses such as child care
and transportation. Applicants must be: female, 25 years of age or older, a U.S.
citizen, officially accepted into an accredited program of study, be graduating
within 1 to 2 years, and demonstrate critical need for financial assistance.
Applications are available between November 1 and April 1. Application packets
must be postmarked on or before April 15. For more information, submit a
business-size, self-addressed, double-stamped envelope to: Scholarships,
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, 2012 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20036, (202) 293-1200.
Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Resources - Through its
Senior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern programs (COSTEP), the
Public Health Service Commissioned Corps offers financial assistance to students
in BSN or MSN programs during their final year of nursing school in return for a
service obligation to the Public Health Service. Participants must be seniors in
an NLN- approved baccalaureate nursing program, be commissionable as a
Commissioned Officer- Student Training Extern Program participant (COSTEP), and
agree to serve a service obligation with the Public Health Service agency.
Students may request information regarding NOSP by writing: SR COSTEP, U.S.
Public Health Service Recruitment, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA
22102, (800) 221-9393.
Department of Defense,
United States Navy - The
Nurse Candidate Program is designed for students attending an NLN-accredited BSN
program in their junior year or senior year. An accession bonus of $5,000 and
$500 monthly for each month enrolled as a full-time student for a maximum of 24
months is offered. The active duty service obligation for candidates enrolling
in the program during the fourth year of nursing school is four years. For
candidates enrolling in the program for two years, there is a five-year active
duty commitment. For more information contact the medical programs officer at
your local Navy Recruiting District or call (800) 327-6289.
Education Division Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior - This program provides grants from $200 to $7,000 to
American Natives, Eskimos, Aleuts, or other Alaskan Natives who seek to
continue their college education. For more information and an application,
contact: Higher Education Division, Office of Indian Education Programs, Bureau
of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW,
Room 3512, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 208-4871.
Indian Health Scholarship Program
- The Health Professions Scholarship provides financial assistance for
students enrolled in an NLN-accredited, associate, baccalaureate, or master’s
degree nursing program. Funding is available for up to four years. Open to
American Indian or Alaska Natives only. Applicants must sign a contract agreeing
to enter into a service obligation with the I.H.S. to provide health services
upon graduation. Scholarship support is generous. For more information, write
to: Indian Health Services Scholarship Programs, Twinbrook Metro Plaza, Suite
100, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 443-6197.
Registered Nurse Scholarship - Open to registered
nurses enrolled in CSUF's BRN program, this scholarship provides financial
assistance in variable amounts. For more information, please see the Cal State
Fullerton Scholarships & Awards booklet, or contact the Nursing Department at PO
Box 6868, Fullerton,92834 or EC-125A, phone: (714) 278-3336, email:
Order of Moose, Elks, American Legion Scholarships -
If you or a family member belong to one of these
groups, check with the officer in charge of scholarships to find out if you are
eligible for one of the scholarships. The American Legion awards Lung and
Respiratory Nursing Scholarships as well as other scholarships. Write to: The
American Legion Education Program, Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206, Attn:
Maria Dolores Hernandez Fund
- The purpose of the Maria Dolores
Hernandez Fund is to develop the full leadership potential of students in the
nursing profession through a unique combination of formal education, mentorship,
peer support, and exposure to professional activities. Applicants must have an
associates degree or diploma in nursing, licensure as a registered nurse in
California, and be eligible for admission to CSUF as a nursing major. For
further information, please contact the CSUF Nursing Department at 714-278-3336.
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
- The Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, encourages needy and
deserving children of Marines and former Marines to begin or continue their
college education in all fields, especially nursing. Awards range from $500 to
$2500. Total family gross income cannot exceed $37,000. Deadline for submission
of completed applications is February 1. For information write: Marine Corps
Scholarship Foundation, Inc., P.O.Box 3008, Princeton, NJ 08543-3008, (609)
Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses
Organization Scholarship - The Mary Mahoney
Professional Nurses Organization, which was named after the first
African-American nurse in the United States, provides financial assistance to
qualifying African-American students who are enrolled in schools of nursing.
Criteria include: 1) Active and participating at least one year in Mary Mahoney
Professional Nurses Organization. 2) Junior status with 3.0 or better grade
point average. Application deadline is February. For more information write
to: Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization, P.O. Box 22045, Seattle,
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship - The NAHN of
Orange County offers financial assistance to nurses in the CSUF BRN program who
have a potential for leadership in nursing. Application deadline is in November.
Please contact the Nursing Department for information, or write to: NAHN,
Orange County Chapter, Maria Rivera Klein, 600 W. La Vereda Dr., La Habra,
Association of Orthopedic Nurses - The NAON offers several
scholarship awards to qualified students of nursing and professional nurses to
assist in acquiring a bachelor or graduate degree. Three awards of $2000 each
will be granted to RNs currently practicing in a primarily orthopedic setting.
The annual application deadline is September 15. For further information and
applications, write to: National Association for Orthopedic Nurses, Box 56,
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056, (609) 256-2310
Association of School Nurses
- A $500 Lillian Wald Research Award is offered each year by NASN to a
qualified professional school nurse engaged in the practice of school health,
education of school nurses (nursing faculty), or the study of school nursing
(student or graduate student). Applicants must be current members of NASN. A
copy of the guidelines and criteria may be obtained by writing to: National
Association of School Nurses, Inc., P.O. Box 1300, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Black Nurses’ Association
- The Lauranne Sams Scholarship Award is for nursing
students currently enrolled in nursing programs who demonstrate academic
excellence, professional commitment, personal integrity, active involvement in
the African-American community, and demonstration of need. Candidates must be
members of NBNA.The annual deadline for submissions is April 15. For more
information and application, write to: National Black Nurses’ Association, P.O.
Box 1823, Washington, D.C. 10001, (202) 393-6870.
National Health Service Corps
- The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is committed to improving the
Nation's health, one community at a time. The NHSC recruits and places health
professionals in communities located within federally designated shortage areas.
We recruit primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants,
certified nurse-midwives, dentists, dental hygienists and mental health
professionals. Information concerning opportunities for Scholarships, Loan
Repayments and Student Experience programs can be found at the NHSC website:
National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
- DAR offers scholarships to students currently enrolled in an accredited
undergraduate school of nursing. Criteria include academic excellence, financial
need, and commitment to a field of study. Candidates (male and female) must be
sponsored by a local DAR. The award is presented twice a year with deadlines of
February 15 for the April award, and August 15 for the October award. For more
information and application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Committees
– Scholarships, 1776 “D” St. NW, Washington DC 20006-5392, (206) 879-3292.
Native Hawaiian Health Professions Scholarship Program
- This scholarship addresses the health needs of Native Hawaiians by helping
to assure an adequate supply of appropriately trained health professionals to
serve the underserved Native Hawaiian population. Program participants must be:
Native Hawaiian; Residents of the State of Hawaii; Enrolled or accepted for
enrollment into accredited health professions training programs needed by the
program; Eligible for appointment as a Federal employee in the US Public Health
Service. For more information write to: Native Hawaiian Health Professions
Scholarship Program, Kamehemeha Schools, 1850 Mukuakane St., Building F,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, (808) 842-8562.
Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. -
scholarships are available to Baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who
reside in any state in the US who are pursuing either the master's or doctoral
degree. Each candidate must 1) Be a US citizen or have declared intention to
officially become a citizen, 2) Hold membership in a national professional
nursing organization, 3) Hold a registered nurse license in one state of the US,
4) Show evidence of previous scholarship, and 5) Show potential for making a
contribution to the profession. Application packets are $10.00 each and are
available from August 1st through February 1st each academic year. The completed
application deadline is March 1st of each year. Awards are announced in early
May. Please contact NEF, Inc. 555 West 57th Street, Suite 1327 New York, NY
Oncology Nursing Foundation -
The Oncology Nursing Foundation offers scholarships to
registered nurses with an interest in and commitment to oncology nursing. 32
scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 are available to registered nurses
currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in an NLN-accredited
school of nursing. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to
oncology nursing and applications for each academic year are due by January 15th
of that year. For more information, write: Oncology Nursing Foundation,
501 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-2749.
Sister Jane Francis Scholarship -
Named for Sister Jane Frances, a founder and president
of St. Jude Medical Center. Upon her retirement, nursing administration at St.
Jude established this scholarship in her name in recognition of her lifelong
advocacy of nursing and her support of excellence. This scholarship is available
to nursing students entering their senior year who are employed at St. Jude
Medical Center. Application deadline is in March. For further information
contact: Nursing Administration, St. Jude Medical Center, (714) 992-3000
Tylenol Scholarship Program -
The makers of the TYLENOL Family of Products awards scholarships
for higher education to students who demonstrate leadership in community and
school activities. You may apply to this Scholarship Fund if you will be
attending an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year
college, university or vocational-technical school. This includes those students
who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate course of study and have one or
more years of school remaining. For more information, contact Tylenol
Scholarship Fund, Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation, 1505 Riverview Rd.,
P.O.Box 88, St. Peter, MN 56082
U.S. Public Health – Indian Health Service – National Health
Service - The Indian Health
Service and the National Health Service Corps provide total loan repayments
directly to lending institutions in exchange for federal and/or private
employment commitments. All outstanding health professions education loans, both
federal and commercial, apply. The length of commitment is determined by the
amount of the loan to be repaid. For more information, contact: Loan Repayment
Program, Indian Health Service, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 100, Rockville,
MD 20852, (800) 962-2817. Loan Repayment Program, National Health Service Corps,
4350 East-West Highway, 10th Floor, Rockville, MD 20857, (800) 221-9393.
U.S. Public Health Service Scholarships and Loan
Repayments - Nursing Education
Loan Repayment Program Funds will repay amounts borrowed for tuition, fees,
educational expense, and reasonable living expenses for nurses employed in
health care facilities in geographic areas with a critical shortage of nurses.
For application/information, write to: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Division
of Scholarships and Loan Repayments, Attention: NELRP, 4350 East-West Highway,
10th Floor, Rockville, MD 20857, (800)435-6464.
More Nurse Scholarships
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SRN Express: http://www.srnexpress.com/ - Scholarship Resource Network Express contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students worth a total of more than $35 million! This database also includes student loan forgiveness programs for those who have graduated from college and need alternatives for repayment.