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Students in nursing programs have many scholarship options to help them defray the cost of their studies. And the great news is that there is plenty of funding for students of all levels, including graduate and undergraduate nursing programs. For those of you that plan to dedicate your career to helping others, consider letting these scholarships for nursing students help you out!
Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship provides $5,000 to support nursing students of any level who study at an AACN member institution. Two scholarships are offered four times each year. There are four different application deadlines throughout the year: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30. Eligible students must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA and be admitted to or enrolled in a nursing program. Find more information here: http://www.aacnnursing.org/Students/Scholarships-Financial-Aid/Geraldine-Polly-Bednash-Scholarship
Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship provides two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. There are two deadlines each year: January 15 and July 15. Any student in a baccalaureate nursing program that is accredited by AACN is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Learn more here: https://www.hurstreview.com/AACN/
Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship offers grants to nursing students who are members of an underrepresented group. Applicants are required to be enrolled in a doctoral program or a master’s program full-time. The application deadline is May 1st. More information about this scholarship as well as an application form can be found at the following website: http://www.aacnnursing.org/Students/Scholarships-Financial-Aid/Minority-Nurse-Faculty-Scholarship.
American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards are offered to minority students of American Indian descent. Students are offered a grant in the amount of $1,500 per semester provided that the student continues to do well academically. One stipulation is that recipients are required to work within their population to improve the provision of healthcare to American Indian people. More information about this grant can be found at the following location: http://nscda.org/student-resources/scholarship-opportunities/.
Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund provides nursing students funding in the amount of $3,000. Students must be enrolled in either a nursing or anesthesia program. They must also plan to enter a branch of the Army. For interested applicants, additional information can be found at: https://e-anca.org/scholarships.
Catching the Dream MESBEC Program offers about 220 grants in the amount of $5,000. This funding program has three different deadlines throughout the year: March 15 for summer applicants, April 15 for fall semester, and September 15 for spring semester. These grants can be used for Native American students who plan to enroll in a nursing program. More information can be found at the following link: http://catchingthedream.org/how-to-find-and-win-scholarships/find-and-win-scholarships/
Delaware Nursing Incentive Program provides funding for students who enroll in an accredited nursing program. In order to be eligible, students must be high school seniors who ranked within the top half of their class and who hold at least a 2.5 grade point average, and be a resident of DE and the United States. This award is renewable up to three years provided that a minimum of a 2.75 GPA is maintained. The deadline is March 19th and more information can be found at this site: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/1050.
Author: Jeff Gitlen