Nursing Scholarships

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!

AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW "Return to Learning" scholarship to assist in completing an undergraduate or master's degree, or a certification program. Students must reside in Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn, Illinois in order to apply and are continuing college after a significant interruption. Special consideration is given to women who [...] More

Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Annie S. Alexander Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 by Dr. Donna Alexander, in memory of her mother, Annie S. Alexander, to provide scholarships to students seeking undergraduate nursing degrees. Preference will be given to African-American students from Forsyth County. Scholarships will be applied to cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses. [...] More

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The U.S. Army health care team will pay 100 percent of your tuition for a graduate-level health care degree or any accredited veterinary program in the United States or Puerto Rico.

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school, enrolled in (or have a letter or acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (varies by [...] More

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree program in nursing, nurse anesthesia, or related healthcare field who are serving or have previously served in any branch, and at any rank, of a component of the US Army (Active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve) and are not currently receiving funding by a component of the US Army, (e.g., scholarship [...] More

ARNF Research Grants

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the research grant, the applicant must hold an Arkansas Nursing license in good standing with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (LPN, RN, APN) and have graduated from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program (applies only to applicants who have completed a Baccalaureate in Nursing or Masters in Nursing). Funds from the scholarship will be applied toward a research project approved [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.

    Eligibility/Requirements:
    Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation. Be a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Have a career objective in the field of [...] More

Catherine Moloney Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Catherine Moloney Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must be a Shelby County (Ohio) resident pursuing a registered nursing (RN) degree. Eligible persons may apply during any year of their education, however, licensed RNs are not eligible for continuing education. Selection based on financial need, academic ability and demonstrated "empathy which is necessary, the compassion [...] More

Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • As a leading custom service provider specialized in the field of antibody production and engineering, Creative Biolabs is always happy to support young and ambitious talents in our field. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, you must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. student at an accredited college or university, majoring in a science-related field such as Biology, [...] More

CSUB Beglin Family Awards

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Amount: $250
  • The CSUB Beglin Family Awards were established by Philip J. and Kelley H. Beglin. Kelley is a lecturer at CSUB. Two scholarships are awarded one for a nursing student and one for a theatre-arts student. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

eQuality Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $6,000
  • eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 [...] More

Frances M. Dunn Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • A scholarship with a minimum award of $500 per year. Funded by the children of Frances Dunn. Professors Antonen, Lee and Shirley have generously agreed to act as a screening committee to evaluate candidates for the scholarship. Awarded to a deserving non-trad single mother in the IS program (must be a sophomore, junior, or senior). Students who have earned at least a 2.5 GPA and who wish to [...] More

Genesis Healthcare Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Genesis HealthCare Foundation is here to promote charitable support for Genesis HealthCare System. We're a 501 (c)(3) corporation and we're governed by a volunteer board of directors who are business, civic, educational and religious leaders representing our community.

    Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and pursuing a degree in health care. Financial need may be considered and [...] More

GRCF Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    To be eligible for the Roger and Jacquelyn Vander Laan Family Scholarship, students must be seniors at South Christian High School located in Grand Rapids Michigan entering a full-time program in the fall at any accredited [...] More

GRCF Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career.

    To be eligible for the Violet Wondergem Health Science Scholarship, students must be residents of Kent or Ottawa counties majoring in a health service-related field at any accredited Michigan college or university. [...] More

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants for the Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. Must be fully admitted and enrolled at a Maryland college or university as a full-time or part-time graduate student in a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN, MS) program, post-graduate certificate program in nursing education, Doctorate (PhD, DNP, EdD) program or [...] More

Heidi Norris Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/21/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicant must be an Auglaize, Shelby, or Mercer County (Ohio) resident majoring in Respiratory Therapy or a closely related field and must have completed sufficient college coursework to surpass freshman status. The applicant will have maintained a college GPA of at least 2.5 and be pursuing an Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's degree. Selection will be based on financial need, academic [...] More

Illinois AMVETS Sad Sacks Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois high school students a scholarship for their continued education.

    Applicant must be an Illinois High School Senior who has been accepted into a pre-approved nursing program (A copy of an acceptance letter must accompany the application.) or may already be a student in an approved [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship is a renewable scholarship that awards up to $25,000 dollars annually to deserving African-American college sophomores. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be a business or STEM (Science, technology, engineering and/or math) major that can be applied to the automotive industry, [...] More

Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • CCSD male seniors who are of European descent may apply for the Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need and planning to attend an accredited post-secondary college or university majoring in engineering, mathematics or science. Up to four scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded. Must write a 400-500 essay on [...] More

Josh Gottheil Memorial Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Awards

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The purpose of this scholarship is to support registered nurses working in bone marrow transplantation by providing financial assistance to attend a continuing education program(s) that will further the nurses' professional goals as they related to transplant nursing. This award cannot be used for tuition in an academic program.

    Applicants must currently be employed as a registered nurse [...] More

June Gill Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • June Gill was a Grange member and a nurse from Dutchess County New York. She established the June Gill Nursing Scholarship fund to encourage Grange members to enter the nursing profession. You must be an adult or student Grange Member in good standing or the son/daughter of a Grange Member in good standing to receive this award. Applicants must show verification of enrollment in a nursing program [...] More

Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents who will be attending approved prelicensure nursing programs (registered nurse or practical nurse) or graduate nursing programs. Students in prelicensure (LPN & RN) and BSN completion nursing programs must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of published requirements for the nursing program per academic [...] More

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund's mission is to financially assist and to empower young people to experience their unlimited potential through education. We are a charitable educational organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medical and healthcare related fields. Applicants must be African American, graduating high school seniors who plan on attending a [...] More

Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • You must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. You must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student, either part-time or full-time, and attend one of the following schools: University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of Baltimore School of Law; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Virginia-Maryland [...] More

Medical & Health Professions Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • To be eligible for the Medical & Health Professions Scholarship, applicants must be 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 and associated health professions. Selection is based upon (in order of priority) financial need, academic ability, [...] More

Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • In honor of the legacy of Melissa Anne Centrella, which gives scholarships to students going into nursing or medical sciences. Because of how the shortage of nurses affected our family dramatically. Also to further help find an answer for Dystonia, so that no other family has to live through what we did. The Melissa's Hope Scholarships serve as a tribute to Melissa Centrella's life of courage [...] More

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) provides annual scholarships for African-American students pursuing a degree in nursing. In order to apply, you must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if one exists in your area). If a chapter does not exist within a 50 mile radius of your location you can join NBNA as a Direct Member. Candidate must be currently enrolled in a [...] More

Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund (NVMSF) is a fund dedicated to financially assisting graduating high school students who plan to major in a medical or biomedical field. The NVMSF extends scholarships to students in the lower Naugatuck Valley area of Connecticut, which is made up of the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford, and Beacon Falls.

    Applicants must have a GPA [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Music, sculpture, [...] More

NHSC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/7/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Physician Assistants or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

    Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized) or [...] More

NSHSS STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a demonstrated desire to major in any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are eligible. Requirements include a personal statement, a list of STEM activities, photo, transcript, and educator recommendation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Black ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Black Employee Resource Group is dedicated to cultivating and maintaining an energized network of professionals in support of African American culture, focusing on career and professional development, mentoring and community outreach. All majors eligible; encouragement given to STEM, business, environmental or energy-related emphasis. Must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or [...] More

Raymond A. & Amella P. Beilke Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Raymond A. Beilke Engineering Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors of Marathon High School who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at an accredited college/university. The Amella P. Beilke Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors of Marathon High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA and who plan to pursue an education in [...] More

Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students who are cancer survivors or have an immediate family member that is a cancer survivor or has passed away due to cancer. Special consideration will be given to those students enrolled in a health occupation or law enforcement program. Candidates must be a resident of Alpena County, enrolled at ACC for a minimum of six credit hours per [...] More

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

  • Application Deadline: 1/17/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $15,000 stipends for graduating college seniors to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. Awards will be based on the quality of the proposal, academic record, and other personal [...] More

SCAF Adult Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 7/12/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • In addition to eligibility requirements listed for each individual Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation scholarship, all applicants must reside within the boundaries of the Stanwood-Camano School District or be a former graduate of either and must demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Most adult scholarships can only be applied for during that enrollment period. For more [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: $60,000
  • Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in select Middle Tennessee counties.

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must be planning to pursue a business degree at a four-year, not-for-profit college. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be pursuing a [...] More

Single Parent Professional Certification Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • The Professional Certification Scholarships are for students pursuing certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, or in Phlebotomy from UAMS/Schmieding Center, Petra Allied Health, PRN, NTI, or NWACC. Applicants must be a single parent and a U.S. resident or a resident with DACA Status, and a resident of Carroll, Madison, or Washington County, Arkansas. Must be [...] More

SMA Native American STEM Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic approval for up to a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. In order to be eligible for consideration under this award program, the scholarship applicant must be an enrolled member of a Pueblo or Tribe, a high school graduate by June who has been accepted by an [...] More

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage in obtaining a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to graduating high school seniors, community college transfer students, undergraduate students and graduate students. Applicants must be of Hispanic heritage and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA for high school students. A minimum of 2.5 [...] More

The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/12/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship is for students who have or have had a spouse, parent, or grandparent diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, and who want to pursue a degree in the medical profession as a result of their experience. Applicants must be a legal resident of Florida who is the spouse, child or grandchild of a person who has been diagnosed with [...] More

The Robert Noyce Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/12/2020
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Robert Noyce Scholarship program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act, seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to become elementary, middle, and high school teachers by offering tuition scholarships of $15,000 per year for up to two years. The scholarship will be awarded annually to qualified Trinity seniors [...] More

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Entries may only be sent by [...] More

Two Ten Higher Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/19/2020
  • Amount: $16,000
  • Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships is a need-based scholarship program, with awards based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character. Applicants or their parents must have a minimum of two years' employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years). Students must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Scholarship amounts vary, based on financial need. Applicants must complete the undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the deadline. For more [...] More

Virginia Department of Health Nursing Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The 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. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in full-time nursing in Virginia for one month for every $100 received. Applicants must reside in Virginia for at least one year and be accepted or enrolled [...] More

William B. & Bonnie Z. Swonger Nursing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/28/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the William & Bonnie Swonger Nursing Scholarship, the applicant must be a Shelby County (Ohio) resident who is a graduate of (or is about to graduate from) any high school within Shelby County (Ohio) and is pursuing a Registered Nursing degree. Eligible students may apply during any year of their education; however, licensed RNs are not eligible for continuing education. For [...] More

WOCN Society Accredited Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program. Requirements: Seeking a Master’s or Doctoral Degree or Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Proof of a current unrestricted RN license, active member of the WOCN Society, proof of current or previous employment as a wound, ostomy and/or continence nurse for three years during the last five years. Proof of current enrollment, acceptance, or completion/graduation [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

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Amazon Offers $40K Future Engineer Scholarships

November 6, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

E-tail giant Amazon is now accepting applications to its Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program for students entering college in the fall of 2020. The scholarship program offers 100 current high school seniors from underserved and underrepresented communities across the country the opportunity to receive $40,000 scholarships to study computer science at a four-year college or university and a guaranteed paid internship offer at Amazon after the completion of their first year. [...]

NC Senator Proposes Taxing of Athletic Scholarships

October 31, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

In response to the NCAA's vote to allow athletes to profit from their names, images and likeness, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina has proposed taxing those scholarships. Senator Burr tweeted: "If college athletes are going to make money off their likenesses while in school, their scholarships should be treated like income. I'll be introducing legislation that subjects scholarships given to athletes who choose to 'cash in' to income taxes." [...]

Gucci Gaffe Results in Green for Grads

October 8, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Gucci is releasing a new line of... diversity undergraduate scholarships for students who are "traditionally underrepresented in the fashion industry." The 1.5 million U.S. university college scholarship program is set to run for four years, targeting students who attend four-year universities. Special consideration will be given to those residing in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, D.C and/or for those who plan to attend or are currently attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). [...]

Last Reviewed: December 2019

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