Financial Aid Resources
Check out the resources below for sources of scholarships and other financial support to help make your professional aspirations fit your budget.
Provides a list of scholarships available to nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs.
Administered by: National Relief Charities
– Native American or Alaska Native descent (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation)
– Attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university or technical/vocational school
– Must be enrolled as a full-time student
– GPA between 2.0-3.4 is desirable (but ALL current or future undergraduate college students are encouraged to apply)
– An ACT score of 14 or above is desirable
Applications Due: April
Administered by: American Indian Services
– Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school
– One-Quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian Blood.
– Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits.
– Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses.
– Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25
Applications Due: February, May, August, November
Administered by: American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Open to graduate and undergraduate nursing students
– APNA Annual Conference Registration, Travel, and Lodging Expenses
– 1-Year APNA Membership
– Recognition, Connections & Opportunities
Applications Due: May
Provides a list of research grant opportunities
Administered by: DAR National Society
-Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
Applications Due: April.
Nursing scholarship database that allows you to sort by degree program, requirements, and location.
Administered by: DiversityNursing.com
Number of awards: 1
– Be enrolled (full-time or part-time) in a nursing program
– Be a U.S. citizen
– Register for an account on DiversityNursing.com
Applications due: May
Requirements:-The applicant must be a resident of Gaston, Cleveland or Lincoln County, North Carolina or York County, South Carolina who will attend an educational institution in North or South Carolina
-The applicant must be seeking an advanced degree in a medical related field i.e. MSN, or Nurse Practitioner, MD, DDS, PA, PT, must already hold a bachelors degree or higher with a 3.50 GPA minimum, and must be attending or have been accepted at an appropriate school for the chosen field at the time of application.
Application deadline: March 2nd
Administered by: F.A. Davis
– Must be currently pursuing one of the following nursing degrees leading to NCLEX eligibility: RN, BSN, LPN/LVN, MSN or DNP
– Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program for the 2016-2017 school year.
– Must be a student in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
– Must be a student in the U.S. or Canada, legal resident, or holder of a valid Student Visa.
Applications due: July
Number of Awards: 2
-Currently enrolled in a state approved undergraduate or graduate program
-Maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent
Recommendation from the faculty/instructor/mentor
-Student must have at least one more semester to complete the nursing program
-Evidence of voluntary service or leadership role in the community, such as PTA President, Chair of community groups, etc.
Applications Due: March 15.
Scholarship database providing information about funding opportunities at UNC-CH.
Number of Awards: One
– Must be in good standing academically
– Current member of NAPNAP
– Award recipient must engage in social media at the NAPNAP Annual Conference regarding two sessions they attend.
Administered by: Native American Health Education Fund
-Pursuing a career in health related fields
-Demonstrate desire to return to community or Reservation to improve health care
Applications Due: June
– Be enrolled in a state- or federally-recognized tribe (with documentation)
– Demonstrate sustained involvement in the American Indian Community and commitment to American Indian concerns and initiatives
– Have family residency in the state
– Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in the state of North Carolina
– Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
– Plan to pursue a 2-year or 4-year degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university
Administered by: North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals
– Candidate must be Hispanic, Latino, or Latina
– Student must have graduated from a North Carolina high school or approved GED program within the past 2 years
– Demonstrate excellence in academic, athletics, performing arts, and/or service to humanity
– A four-year cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
– Must enroll in a degree program at a community college or 2 or 4 year college or university
Applications due: January
Award: Will range up to $1,000
Applications due: March
Awarded by: Travel Nursing Career Organization
Requirements: Accepted to or currently attending a full-time nursing or medical program at an accredited institution.
Deadline: May 17, 2016
Apply at: http://www.travelnursing.org/nursing-scholarship.php
Administered by: Petkey
Number of awards: 1 this year
– Must have at least a 3.0
– Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
– Must be a full-time student
Applications due: July 22nd
The deadline to submit scholarship and research award applications has been extended! The deadline is now Friday, March 11th by NOON. More information can be found on the Triangle Region’s webpage – http://ncnurses.org/ncna-regions/triangle/ | Please send applications and any related questions via email to NCNA Headquarters at NCNA@ncnurses.org.
– Must be a GNSA member (If you are interested in joining the GNSA, please click here to complete an application, membership is free. If you have questions, please contact Nakia Best, GNSA Liaison)
– Must have at least a 3.5 GPA
– Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
– Applicant must provide one academic or professional reference.
– Applicant must write an essay (500-word maximum) describing how healthcare has changed in the last 10 years and how they will impact its future.