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 or in the field of health care and health education. Eligible students receive $1,500 per semester and the money is to be used strictly for tuition, books

or fees applicable to the student’s approved program. The grant is sent to the school and credited to the student’s account. Once a student is accepted, he or she may re-apply for continued funds each semester as long as the student
remains in academic good standing.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the candidate must be:

- 1/4 American Indian, enrolled in a tribe. If not enrolled, the student will be considered if he or she can prove direct tribal ancestry.
- A high school graduate or have equivalent education
- Enrolled in an accredited school
- Enrolled in the nursing program, having achieved good scholastic standing in pre-nursing; or, enrolled in a health care or health education program
- Expected to graduate two years after enrollment if in an associate degree program
- Expected to graduate in four years if pursuing a B.S.
- Post-graduate students are also eligible
- Maintaining the scholastic average required by the school
- Recommended by their counselor, teacher or other school official
- In need of financial assistance
- Not receiving an Indian Health Service Scholarship
- Should have a career goal directly related to the needs of the Indian people

In addition to the above, an official transcript, small photograph and biographical statement including educational background, financial need, career goals, special achievements or other pertinent information must accompany the application. Applications for fall term must be submitted by June 1st; applications for the spring must be submitted by December 1st.

Don't Go, There's More!!

View all the details and perhaps even apply for this scholarship. Not only that, but you will find even more scholarship opportunities and financial information along the way.
Register or log in by selecting the appropriate button below.
  

American Indian (Native American) Scholarships

Minority Scholarships

Latest College & Financial Aid News

UVA Dean Bashes Rolling Stone Article in Open Letter

by Suada Kolovic

The University of Virginia's associate dean of students who was prominently featured in Rolling Stone's now retracted article "A Rape on Campus" has written an open letter of protest to the magazine's publisher, according to The Washington Post. In the letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, Nicole Eramo asserts that the magazine acted "too little, too late" in retracting [...]

At These Universities, Sleep is a Priority

by Suada Kolovic

We've all been there: Going about our day as if we don't have a care in the world when it dawns on us that (go figure) that term paper on the pros and cons of procrastination in the creative process is due tomorrow. Panicked, we consider emailing our professor an excuse about a death in the family but given we killed off Nana (who's actually alive and well back home) last semester during finals [...]

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

by Suada Kolovic

The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship was founded in 2011 as a way to give back to the community by offering education assistance to three outstanding students. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed