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: AACN Graduate Student Nursing Academy
Students who are members of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) are eligible to apply for one of two $2,500 scholarships. Offered by CastleBranch, this program recognizes the outstanding work of students who are advancing the nursing profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership, and mentoring. The application deadline is September 30 for the fall semester. Encourage your students to apply by clicking here.
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
This annual award recognizes and outstanding Reservist of the Medical Branch of one of the Uniformed Services or National Guard who has contributed above and beyond the call of duty to the military and civil community and is furthering their medical education. This award consists of a $1,000 scholarship for furtherance of the candidate’s medical education.
Deadline: March 15
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
This scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CastleBranch or have submitted an application through nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS.
To apply, visit the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Scholarship page.
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.
The School of Nursing will respond to a call from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Health for significant financial support for two years for 5 PhD students and 2 DNP students who are within 20-28 months (approximately 2 years) of program completion. Partnering with universities across the country, Jonas scholarships provide $10,000 in funding over two years, as well as leadership development and networking opportunities. Launched in 2008 to address the nursing faculty shortage, the Jonas Nurse Scholars initiative has grown in both reach and scope to support more than 1,000 Scholars in all 50 states who have transitioned into roles as faculty, clinical leaders and researchers. The SON has received funding for 10 Jonas Scholars since 2012.
There are two separate categories: the Jonas Nurse Scholars and the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars. The Foundation will provide $5000 each year for 2 years and the School of Nursing will match that $5000 contribution so that each student will receive a total of $20,000 over the two year period.
Jonas Nurse Scholars must be focused on one of the following priority areas: Chronic Health, Environmental Health, Ophthalmic Health, Preventive Health or Psychiatric-Mental Health.
Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars must be focused on one of the following priority areas in the veteran population: Community-based Care, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Psychiatric-Mental Health, Rehabilitation or Suicide Prevention.
Funds may be used for tuition, fees and other academic costs.
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its territories at the time the scholarship is received
- Full-time student and has at least 20-28 months remaining in his/her program
- Conducting research in the priority topics listed above
- Committed to:
- A career as faculty (PhD) or leader in primary care or advanced practice clinical faculty (DNP); veterans scholars commit to a career in the field of veterans healthcare
- Participation in the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program orientation webinar in fall 2018
- Attending the Jonas Scholar leadership conference in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2019; expenses are included in the award
- Completing a leadership development project wherein all Jonas Scholars at each university will work together to identify all past and current Jonas Scholars at their university and convene a networking meeting (funded by the university)
- Maintaining communication with the Jonas Center and AACN to monitor progress, receive feedback on leadership experiences and provide additional support to assure student success;
Your application should be submitted electronically by 5 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2018 to:
PhD — Dr. Coretta Jenerette (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DNP – Dr. Carrie Palmer (email@example.com)
Up-to-date curriculum vitae
250 word biographical statement that includes your previous earned degrees, employment experience, relevant honors and awards, PHD/DNP focus. For those interested in the Veterans Healthcare Scholars, please include experience with veterans’ healthcare.
Please email Drs. Linda Beeber, Coretta Jenerette, Carrie Palmer, or Jennifer D’Auria
The scholarship fund is named in honor and memory of Mr. Joe Hageman, an exceptional nurse and employee of the CarolinaEast Health System, who passed away in 2006. Seven traditional nursing scholarships are available for students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing or an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
Number of Awards: 3
Application Due: April 5
The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which will award a total of $10,000 twice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in April:
Application deadline: March 25, 2019
Results: April 15, 2019
All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment.
Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details and application portal here.
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: The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Application Deadline: October 6, 2017
The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) is pleased to award 20 scholarships to graduate students in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), health policy, public health, and pharmacy school students as well as BA and above nursing students. The scholarships will be presented to awardees at the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Galas in New York, New York on November 30th, 2017 and Los Angeles, CA on December 14th 2017.
The applications are to be completed online. For applications and additional details, please visit the NHHF website at www.nhmafoundation.org.
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
The NC Association of Health Care Recruitment has two (2) $1,500 scholarships available for NC students who are pursuing their degrees in Nursing and Allied Health fields. I have included the below link for anyone who may be interested. The deadline to apply is October 13, 2019.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage and enable deserving and interested persons to pursue a career in a health profession.
Any individual may apply who has been accepted for admission to an accredited nursing or allied health program. These disciplines are designated by the Scholarship Committee and periodically reviewed. The scholarship will only be awarded if the individual will be attending as a full-time student. Generally, the scholarship will not be awarded for a degree program which enhances the applicant’s credentials (example: ADN nurse pursuing BSN) but does not substantially expand the scope of the applicant’s job duties or abilities. Preference will be given to students pursuing their degree in a North Carolina program.
On-line applications may be completed here.
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 nursing advocacy organization RegisterdNursing.org provides nursing students with an expansive list of scholarships and grants available to them.
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.