Nurses are in high demand and practical students are getting the hint. Attending college for nursing can pay off big time: According to government records, registered nursing is projected to be the second most popular new profession for students across the nation (as well as for those who bring their experience from abroad). And things are only getting better: Nursing employment is expected to increase at above-average rates until 2014 as the median age of nurses increases. It’s not surprising that you can’t go wrong with a job where scrubs and gym shoes are the norm...just ask those studying medicine!
Luckily for students interested in nursing, many organizations have created nursing scholarship opportunities aimed at helping students earn their degrees. There are hospitals that cover portions of employee tuition and organizations like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration that award scholarships and grants galore and federal student financial aid programs aimed at assisting future nurses in completing their education. There is no shortage of financial aid available to nursing students. Just seek and you shall find. Conduct a free college scholarship search to find more nursing scholarships like those listed below to help you pay for school.
Remember, you may qualify for other scholarships that have nothing to do with your major but below are just a few of the nursing scholarships you can find in the Scholarships.com database when you conduct a free, college scholarship search!
Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must:
- Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment
- Be a United States citizen
- Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis
Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More
GMU - Violet B. Robinson Endowed Scholarship
June 03, Annually
Applicants must be enrolled in the George Mason University nursing program. Juniors who have completed the 45 to 48 semester hours of prerequisites and have been admitted to the nursing program are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed and on file with the Office of [...] More
Bethesda Lutheran Communities Scholarship for College Students
April 17, Annually
Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two $3,000 scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.
Eligible candidates are active, communicant members of a Lutheran church, are classified as a freshman, sophomore or junior status at a college or university (not necessarily a Lutheran college), have earned a minimum [...] More
The George Snow Scholarship Fund
February 01, Annually
Financial need is the common criteria that bind all of the grants awarded through the George Snow Scholarship Fund. We also review all special circumstances.
To qualify for The George Snow Scholarship Fund, applicants must:
- Be a graduate of a Palm Beach County or North Broward County high school
- Show financial need
- Must be active in their school and community have strong educational and [...] More
Catching The Dream MESBEC Program
Formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund, Catching the Dream (CTD) was chartered in 1986 to help provide Indian tribes, Indian communities and tribal organizations with professionally trained and educated Native Americans.
The MESBEC program is the oldest of CTD's programs providing scholarships for high-potential Native American students in Math, Engineering, Science, Business, [...] More
Nurse Leaders for North America
Global Scholarship Alliance (GSA) is one of America’s leading providers of nursing scholarships. Our mission is to develop the world’s next generation of nurse leaders and educators. We achieve our mission by partnering with universities and health systems around the U.S. to create customized work/study programs for nurses. GSA’s programs provide qualifying nurses with full scholarships for [...] More
Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship Foundation
April 01, Annually
Melissa Centrella was a Nutley High School graduate and resident of Kinnelon, New Jersey. Melissa left us in June of 2002 after a 20-year battle with dystonia. This scholarship will serve as a tribute to Melissa’s life of courage and love.
Nine scholarships will be awarded this year to students in New Jersey. We will be presenting three $2,000 scholarships, three $1,500 scholarships, and three [...] More
Maryland Graduate Nurse Support Program II
NURSE SUPPORT PROGRAM II - GRADUATE NURSING FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP AND LIVING EXPENSES GRANT
Who may apply: An eligible student who is sponsored by a Maryland higher education institution to complete the graduate education necessary to become a qualified nursing faculty at a Maryland higher education institution.
How to apply: Complete and submit the application for the Graduate Nursing Faculty [...] More
American Indian Nurse Scholarship Awards
Since 1928 The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided a small number of scholarship awards to assist students of American Indian heritage who are pursuing degrees in nursing. Since that time, the scholarship has broadened to include American Indians who are in nursing school or who are pursuing degrees in health related fields, including teaching. Males and females are [...] More
GRCG Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship
April 01, Annually
Student must be a resident of Kent or Ottawa counties in Michigan majoring in a health service related field at any accredited Michigan college or university. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
For more information about this award, please visit our [...] More
Southwest Washington Medical Center General Health Career Scholarships
April 03, Annually
SWMC General Health Career Scholarships: These scholarships are open to all graduating high school seniors accepted into a college of their choice, or returning college students residing in Clark or Skamania counties.
The three scholarship categories are funded by sales from Southwest Washington Medical Center’s two gift shops located on the main campus. The number of scholarships awarded [...] More
Dorothy Willits Hallowell Nursing Scholarship
The Anne T. Jeanes Foundation furthers its mission by supporting the social ministry of Friends in the community through preparation of health care professionals who embrace Quaker values. Toward that end, the Foundation is making scholarship money available to high school seniors who wish to pursue the profession of nursing and have been accepted into an institution of higher education that [...] More
ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grants
The ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Awards offers stipends for upper division or graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in the field of mental retardation.
Funds are renewable as long as the student is enrolled. Applicants are invited to send a brief letter to the Trust explaining the nature of the planned proposal and how it relates to the Trust's purposes with an estimate of [...] More
Arizona Nurses Foundation Scholarship
October 01, Annually
The Arizona Nurses Foundation (AzNF) assists Arizona nurses with their scientific and academic endeavors. The purpose of the foundation is to enhance the development of Arizona nurses by awarding college scholarships to undergraduate and graduate school nursing students.
Four $500 scholarships will be granted to associate degree students, four $1,000 scholarships to RN-BSN students, four $1,000 [...] More
APIASF/United Health Foundation Asian Health Scholarship
January 13, Annually
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and the United Health Foundation have partnered to provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander students who plan to pursue a degree that will lead to a career in the health field. Sutdent must reside and attend a college or university within the United Health Foundation geographic footprint (the 50 United States) and [...] More
AAIA Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship
June 04, Annually
The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree in public health or science.
Disbursement in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring semesters pending satisfactory progress. Spring disbursement requires a copy of the fall semester's [...] More
JSU Alabama Calhoun County Medical Alliance Society Scholarship
The Calhoun County Medical Alliance Society Scholarship is an annual scholarship established by the Calhoun County Medical Alliance Society to benefit a JSU Alabama junior or senior student enrolled in the College of Nursing who plans to practice nursing in Calhoun County upon completion of their [...] More
Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
February 15, Annually
The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. All applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter. Please send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to obtain the name and address of your state scholarship chairman and an application for any [...] More
Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program
March 15, Annually
The Charlotte McGuire Scholarship Program is open exclusively to members of the American Holistic Nurses' Association.
Charlotte McGuire Scholarships are available to nurses who:
- Are pursuing holistic nursing education
- Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
- Have experience and interest in healing and holistic nursing practice
- Are current members of AHNA
- Have been [...] More
Colon Furr Memorial Nursing Scholarship
September 25, Annually
The Colon Furr Memorial Nursing Scholarship is available to any person who resides in North Carolina and has been accepted or is enrolled in a one-year Licensed Practical Nurse program or is enrolled in a two-, three- or four-year program that leads to certification as a Registered Nurse. The school must be in North Carolina. An American Legion Post must sponsor an applicant.
Applications [...] More
Delaware Nursing Incentive Program
The Delaware Nursing Incentive Program is for full-time students enrolled in an accredited program leading to certification as an RN or LPN who are either (1) high school seniors who rank in upper half of class with at least a 2.5 cumulative, unweighted GPA, or (2) undergraduates who meet academic requirements.
Current state employees do not have to be Delaware residents and may be considered [...] More
Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship
March 08, Annually
The Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship was established to assist home health care professionals with obtaining advanced degrees, as well as students seeking a bachelor’s degree in a health profession or students seeking home health aide certification.
- Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
- Seek education or [...] More
Jean Andrews Nursing Scholarship
March 08, Annually
The Jean Andrews Nursing Scholarship (sponsored by Porter Hospital Women’s Auxiliary) was created to encourage students to enter the nursing profession.
- Attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans)
- Reside in Addison County
- Seek a degree in registered nursing or nursing education
- Demonstrate financial [...] More
Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
May 01, Annually
The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship requires an obligation to practice as a LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor. A sponsor means any adult care home, psychiatric hospital, medical care facility, home health agency, local health department or any state agency, which employs LPNs or RNs, licensed by the State of Kansas. The sponsor will provide partial scholarship funding and provide [...] More
VDH Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship
June 30, Annually
The Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program is for students in a practical nurse program (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN) program and who are accepted or enrolled a school of nursing in the State of Virginia.
It is important that all applicants fully understand the conditions of accepting a Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship. These awards are not gifts. Scholarship recipients must agree to [...] More
April 15, Annually
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. offers various scholarships each year ranging from $500 to $2,000.
- Candidate must be currently enrolled in a nursing program (B.S.N., A.D., Diploma or L.P.N. / L.V.N. and in good scholastic standing at the time of application
- Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area)
- [...] More
Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund
June 01, Annually
The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (RN or LPN) or graduate nursing programs. The scholarship requires that a recipient must work as a nurse in Kentucky for one year for each academic year funded. If a recipient does not complete the nursing program within the time frame specified by the [...] More
Indiana Nursing Scholarship Fund Program
The Nursing Scholarship Fund was created by the 1990 Indiana General Assembly to encourage and promote qualified individuals to pursue a nursing career in Indiana.
The Nursing Scholarship Fund program is administered by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) which is responsible for record keeping and for allotting funds to approved colleges and universities.
For complete [...] More
Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships
June 01, Annually
The Presbyterian Church-U.S.A. Student Opportunity Scholarships serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students in select majors (Education, Health Service/Science, Religious Studies, Sacred Music, Social Service/Science) by providing aid for the expenses of their third and fourth years of an undergraduate program. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to [...] More
Texas Professional Nursing Scholarships
The Professional Nursing Scholarships (PNRS)was established to provide financial assistance to encourage students to become Professional Nurses.
-Are Texas residents
-Show financial need
-Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement
-Enroll in classes leading to Licensure as a Professional Nurse
-Enroll on at least a ½-time basis
FYI: Some, but not all [...] More
Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program
July 01, Annually
The purpose of the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program is to assist in meeting the State’s need for well trained and highly skilled workers in shortage areas. Students who perform well academically and agree to use their training in eligible programs as members of Maryland’s workforce may qualify for scholarship assistance. Eligible fields include child care, human services, [...] More
Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund
March 31, Annually
The purpose of this program is to provide $3,000 scholarships to nursing students who are attending colleges and universities, hereafter referred to as schools, with accredited baccalaureate, graduate or anesthesia nursing programs. Students eligible to apply for a scholarship include:
- Nursing or anesthesia students who plan to enter the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve and are [...] More
Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Awards
June 15, Annually
The purpose of this scholarship is to reward a professional registered nurse for meritorious practice in BMT nursing by providing financial assistance to attend a continuing education program(s) that will further the nurses' professional goals, or to supplement tuition in a bachelors or masters program.
Nominations may be received from any registered nurse who meets the criteria for this award. [...] More
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the cost of attendance (tuition, [...] More
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
The program awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of [...] More
Virginia Elizabeth & Alma Vane Taylor Student Nurse Fund
The Virginia Elizabeth & Alma Vane Taylor Student Nurse Fund is for residents of North Carolina who are attending nursing school.
To be considered, applicants must:
• be accepted into an accredited North Carolina school of nursing program as verified by an
acceptance letter for both associate and baccalaureate degrees
• have a family adjusted gross income that does not exceed $80,000
• have a [...] More
Western Career College Scholarship
The Western Career College Scholarship is available to all graduating high school seniors who will attend Western Career College.
See http://www.hsscholarship.com/ for [...] More
The Winston-Salem Foundation Oliver Joel & Ellen Pell Denny Fund
The Winston-Salem Foundation Oliver Joel & Ellen Pell Denny Fund provides loans for students in North Carolina in pursuit of careers in the allied health fields.
For more information about this opportunity, please [...] More
WOCN Society Advanced Education Scholarship Program
November 01, Annually
The WOCN Scholarship Committee is committed to furthering the role of professionalism within WOC nursing by assisting individuals to obtain a higher degree and helping in personal and academic achievement. Sponsors of the WOCN Society Advanced Education Program have generously contributed funds through the WOCN Foundation to provide a scholarship award program which offers financial aid to offset [...] More
Future of Nursing Scholarship
These online nursing degrees are designed for licensed RNs who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and whose licenses are unencumbered (no suspensions, revocations or investigations). Western Governors University is working to fill these high-need areas in the growing healthcare field. Getting a degree through WGU’s online, competency-based academic model provides the flexibility and [...] More
NASN Advocacy Education Award
October 15, Annually
This award was originally named in honor of Sally Williams, NASN's first President (1970-71). Past President Williams, of California, worked tirelessly for many years to convince the National Education Association (NEA) to address the unique needs and contributions of school nurses. On July 4, 1968, her efforts resulted in the establishment of the Department of Nursing within the NEA. Her vision [...] More
Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship
February 15, Annually
This Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship awards $2,500 to promote health occupations and is potentially renewable for three additional consecutive years. Eligible students for this scholarship must live in Hopewell, Prince George, Petersburg or the surrounding areas.
Completed applications must be received in the Foundation office on or before February 15th by 4:00 p.m. If the due date [...] More
Washington HECB Health Professional Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program
This program encourages eligible health care professionals to serve in shortage areas by providing financial support in the form of conditional scholarships to attend school, or loan repayment if the participant renders health care service in medically underserved areas or professional shortage areas in Washington State, for no less than three years and no more than five years.
For more [...] More
Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship
February 25, Annually
This scholarship was established in 2005 in the name of Cynthia E. Morgan, who passed away in October 2004 after a courageous, but all-too-brief, fight with stomach cancer. It has been established in an attempt to aid select college students in paying for their post-secondary education. This year’s scholarship is set at $1,000.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must:
- Be a current [...] More
Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grants
June 15, Annually
To be eligible for an Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant, the applicant must:
- Hold an Arkansas Nursing license in good standing with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (LPN, RN, APN)
- Graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program (applies only to applicants who have completed a Baccalaureate in Nursing or Masters in Nursing)
For complete program details and eligibility [...] More
Catherine Moloney Nursing Scholarship
June 03, Annually
To be eligible for the Catherine Moloney Nursing Scholarship, applicant must be a Shelby County (Ohio) resident pursuing a Registered Nursing degree. Eligible persons may apply during any year of their education, however licensed RNs are not eligible for continuing education.
Selection based upon financial need, academic ability and demonstrated "empathy which is necessary, the compassion which [...] More
Medical & Health Professions Scholarship
June 03, Annually
To be eligible for the Medical & Health Professions Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Graduates of high schools within Shelby County (Ohio) or residents of any public school district within Shelby County pursuing a certificate or an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree in medical or health professions
- Eligible persons may apply during any year of their [...] More
Perinatal Nursing Graduate Scholarships
January 15, Annually
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. Scholarships are supported in part by educational grants from Pampers and Evenflo.
- Applicant must be a registered nurse
- Applicant must currently be [...] More
Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship
Who may apply: Degree-seeking graduate and professional students.
How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Also contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend and ask to be considered for a Graduate and Professional Scholarship.
When to apply: Contact the financial aid office of the school you will attend for their [...] More
Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program
May 03, Annually
Winners of the Health Careers Scholarship Program demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a health care career, academic excellence, a dedication to community service and a need for financial support of their education. The program is open to higher education students entering their junior and senior years of full-time undergraduate study in the coming fall. This program is not open to [...] More
WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Scholarship Program
WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals committed to working within the wound, ostomy and continence nursing specialty. Applicants agree to support the WOCN Society philosophy and scope of practice.
Scholarship applicants must be accepted into a WOCN Society Accredited Nursing Education Program. Scholarship applications are accepted twice [...] More