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Check out the resources below for sources of scholarships and other financial support to help make your professional aspirations fit your budget.

CLICK HERE for specific support for military affiliated students.
Administered by: Cherokee Uniforms
Award: $2,000
Number of Awards: up to 10
– Must be an undergraduate nursing student
– Must be a US citizen or legal resident
Applications due: March

Provides a list of scholarships available to nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs.

AACN Graduate Nursing Student Academy

Administered by: American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Awards: Six $500 scholarships for Undergraduate Nursing Students and Two $1,000 scholarships for Graduate Nursing Students
– Must be male
– Must be a member of AAMN
Administered by: AfterCollege and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Award: $2500
Number of awards: 8 annually, with 4 application periods
– Enrolled (not just accepted) in an MSN or PhD program with the goal of pursuing a nursing faculty career or in a BSN program
– 3.25 GPA or higher
Applications due: January, April, July, and October
Administered by: Air Force ROTC
– Be a United States citizen by the end of the projected term of activation
– Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test » (AFOQT)
– Pass the Air Force ROTC Physical Fitness Test »
– Have at least a 2.5 cumulative college grade point average
– Complete a physical examination and be certified as commission -qualified by the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board. (Non-AFROTC students can apply if the examination has been scheduled. If selected, they cannot activate a scholarship until the certification is complete.)
– Not already be a contracted scholarship recipient
– Meet the age, moral and other scholarship eligibility requirements » for Air Force ROTC
– Be a sophomore or junior, majoring in Nursing at an NLN or CCNE accredited college or university
Contact: UNC AFROTC Detachment at 919-962-2074
Administered by: UNC School of Nursing Alumni Association Board of Directors
Award: $500
Number of awards: up to 4
– Must be a current UNC SON student
– Minimum 3.0 GPA and 9 current semester hours
– Must have completed at least one semester at UNC SON
– Must have documentation of involvement in nursing, campus, and/or community activities
Applications due: Will be announced by email to current students when available

Administered by: National Relief Charities
Award: $2,000
– 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 Nurses Foundation
-Provides funds to beginner through experienced nurse researchers
-May have research area requirements
-May require/give preference to membership in a specific nursing association
Applications due: May
Administered by: American Public Health Association
Award: $500 to assist in attendance at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
Applications due: August
Administered by: American Public Health Association
Award: $500
Number of awards: 2 Undergraduate, 2 Graduate
– Must be a current student in summer and/or fall terms
– Must write an essay
Applications due: March
Administered by: A Place for Mom
Award: $1000
Number of awards: Five
Requirements: Must be enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and a 500-word minimum essay on selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement. Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals.
Applications due: April
Administered by: American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Award: One year membership and registration, travel, and lodging expenses for their annual conference
Number of Awards: multiple
– Must have completed at least half of the courses need to graduate
– Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
– Two letters of recommendation
+ One from a faculty member
+ One from the dean or program director
– Other requirements depending on whether the applicant is in a graduate or undergraduate program.
Applications due: July

Administered by: American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Open to graduate and undergraduate nursing students
Award includes:
– APNA Annual Conference Registration, Travel, and Lodging Expenses
– 1-Year APNA Membership
– Recognition, Connections & Opportunities
Applications Due: May

Administered by: Army Nurse Corps Association
Award: $3,000
Number of awards: 15
– Must be a nursing student who is either
+ planning to enter a component of the US Army
+ a previous US Army service member
+ an Army Nurse Corps officer
+ an Army enlisted soldier
+ or a child, spouse, or parent of one who has served in the US Army
Applications due: March

Provides a list of research grant opportunities

Administered by: CampusRN
Award: $2,500
Number of awards: 6
Applications due: April 1
Administered by:
Award: $1,500
Number of awards: 3
Applications due: December 31
Administered by: Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society
Award: $1000
Number of awards: unknown
– Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing school
– Must show financial need (see form on website)
Applications due: February
Administered by: AACN Graduate Student Nursing Academy
Amount: $2,500
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: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fellowship. Each PHAP associate is assigned to a state, tribal, local, or territorial public health agency and works alongside public health professionals. After completing the program, PHAP graduates will be qualified for future jobs with government public health agencies and will be uniquely prepared to pursue an advanced degree in public health.
-Applicants should have a keen interest in frontline service careers in public health and in developing strong public health programmatic and operations skills
-Be a US citizen or permanent resident
-Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution by July 1 of the year of application
-Submit an official transcript
-Be willing to commit to full-time work for two years
-Be willing to work in a state, tribal, local, or territorial health agency setting or CDC quarantine station
-Be willing to relocate at the associate’s own expense.

Provides a list of nursing scholarships

Administered by: The American Legion
Award: $600
Number of awards: unknown
– Must be NC resident enrolled in a program that leads to RN certification
– Nursing transcript or acceptance letter and high school transcript
– Up to 3 endorsements from school figures (teachers, guidance counselors, etc.)
– Up to 5 non-school related endorsements (optional)
Applications due: September
– Each AL post nominates 1 student
– Application must be signed by the post commander or adjutant
– Nominees are contacted by mail by the end of November
Administered by: Colorado Health Foundation
Award: Up to $15,000 annually for two years
– Be enrolled/accepted either at least half-time or full-time in a graduate level health professional program (Master’s or Doctorate degree)
– Agree to practice in a rural and/or under served community upon completion of training for a minimum of 2-years in Colorado
– Be enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Online programs may be acceptable as long as the home institution is accredited in the State of Colorado

Administered by: DAR National Society
Award: $1,000
-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:
Award: $5000
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
Applications due: May

Award: $1,500
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.

Award: $1,000
Deadline: March 15

Administered by: UNC Family Scholarship Fund
– Must be a child of a UNC employee who works more than 30 hours per week
– Must be an applicant to any accredited NC post-secondary public institution
– Scholarship is contingent upon acceptance and subsequent full time enrollment at one of these institutions
– Must show evidence of financial need
Administered by:
Award: $250-$500
Number of awards: multiple
– Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can personally attest to your academic abilities and personal character (these cannot be your relatives)
– Essay (approximately 1-2 pages)
– Official transcripts of high school/and or college courses completed
– Medical Verification of Disability Form
– Other requirements depend on award
Applications due: June

Administered by: F.A. Davis
Award: $1,500
– 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

Administered by: The College Foundation of North Carolina
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Multiple
– Be a legal North Carolina resident and NC resident for tuition purposes
– At the time of application, present a minimum grade point average (GPA) of:
– 3.00 for graduating high school students (weighted GPA)
– 2.80 for undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree
– 3.20 for students pursuing a graduate or professional degree
– Register with the Selective Service System, if required;
– Recipients must not be in default, or does not owe a refund, under any federal or State loan or grant program
– Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the enrolling policy of the institution.
– Be willing to work in NC in a designated critical employment area.
Applications due: April
Administered by: The American Indian College Fund
Award: Varies
– U.S. citizenship
– Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. (Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.)
– Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0, but many Full Circle Scholarships are more competitive. You may check the scholarships available and their eligibility requirements here
Applications due: May 31
Administered by: UNC School of Nursing
Award: up to $5,000
Number of awards: a few per year
– Must have minimum 3.0 GPA
– Must be a UNC SON undergraduate student
– Must be interested in pursuing a career in home health nursing
– Essay required
Applications due: Will be announced by email to current students when available
Award: $5,000
Number of awards: 2 per year

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.

Administered by: Giva
Award: $1,000
– Must be a graduate or undergraduate student at a college or university
– No specific major required
– Must submit a 600-1000 word essay answering the question posted on the Giva website
Deadline: June 1st and December 1st of each year
Administered by: Global Korean Nursing Foundation
Award: $2,000
Number of awards: 1-2 per year
– Must be a Korean American doctoral candidate in nursing
– Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5/40 in their doctoral coursework and have received approval for their research proposal or dissertation
– Research proposals related to improving health of Korean Americans preferred
Applications due: May
Administered by: Go Red for Women
Award: $2,500
Number of awards: 16
– Must be a female of Hispanic, African-American or other minority origin
– Be a US Citizen/permanent resident of the United States
– Be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, health care institution or program in the US
– Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Administered by
Award: $1,000
Deadline: May
Requirements: Accepted to or currently attending a full-time nursing or medical program at an accredited institution.
Apply here.
Administered by: Vidant Health
Award: $500-10,000 depending on education level and employment commitment
Number of awards: multiple
– Must be in an ADN, BSN, or NP program
– Must commit to employment with University Health Systems, time period determined by loan amount
– Must have been a resident of Eastern North Carolina for at least 5 years
Applications due: February
Administered by: Health Research and Education Trust of New Jersey
Award: Minimum of $2,000
Number of awards: one or more
– Must be a New Jersey resident
– Must be accepted in a graduate or undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) program in hospital or healthcare administration or graduate or undergraduate (junior or senior only) program in Nursing or Allied Health Profession.
– GPA of 3.0 or higher
– Demonstration of financial need with a FAFSA document and financial aid application and/or federal tax return from the previous year
Administered by: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Admin.
Award: Loan repayment up to 85%
Number of awards: multiple
– Must be licensed and employed full-time at a non-profit facility or a full-time faculty member of a non- profit nursing school
– Must be a U.S. citizen or National and Lawful Permanent Resident
Applications due: February
Administered by: US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Admin.
Award: Tuition, eligible fees, other relevant costs (books, clinical supplies, etc.), and monthly stipend
Number of awards: multiple
– Must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited US nursing school
– Must be a U.S. citizen or National and Lawful Permanent Resident
– Must be free from any Federal judgment liens and not delinquent on a Federal debt
– Must be free from other service commitments
– Requires a commitment of 2+ years at certain types of health care facilities post-graduation
Notes: Preference given to those with greater need and who are enrolled full-time
Applications due: June
Administered by: Hurst Reviews and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Award: $2500
Number of awards: 4 annually, with 2 application periods
– Must be a pre-licensure student
Applications due: January and July


Administered by: IANA-NC
Award: $500
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.
-Other requirements specific to scholarship
Applications Due: March 15.
Administered by: Indian Health Service
Award: Tuition, fees, and other costs
Number of awards: multiple
– Must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe
– Must be accepted by or enrolled in a health professions program
– Must be a US citizen
Applications due: March
Provides financial support to minority students enrolled in graduate nursing programs who agree to teach in a school of nursing after graduation.
Applications due: May

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.


  • 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 (
DNP – Dr. Carrie Palmer (

Please include:

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.

Award: $5,000
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:

Spring 2019
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.

Administered by: National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Award: Dependent upon the amount in the scholarship fund
-Must be NAHN member enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs.
-Based on need, current academic standing, whether they are a United States citizen or legal resident of the United States and other criteria.
– Hispanic nursing students who demonstrate promise of professional contributions to the nursing profession and who have the potential to act as role models for other aspiring nursing students.
Application deadline: May
Administered by: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Award: Grant of $750 to be used for educational expenses, one-time complimentary student registration for the NAPNAP Annual Conference, one night stay at the conference headquarters hotel, airfare or travel reimbursement to the NAPNAP Annual Conference (up to $400), recipient will be recognized at the Awards Breakfast during the NAPNAP Annual Conference in March (attendance is required)
Number of Awards: One
– Acceptance into or current enrollment in accredited DNP program (either a PNP enrolled in a post-masters DNP program or BSN to DNP program with a focus in pediatrics)
– Must have an expected graduation date of within two years or less
– 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.
Applications due: November
Administered by: HRSA
Award: Tuition, fees, additional costs, and a stipend
Number of awards: multiple
– Must be enrolled or accepted in a Nurse Practitioner program
– Must be a U.S. citizen or national
– Must serve in a high-need area for one year per year funded (at least 2, but no more than 4 total)
Applications due: May
Administered by: National Health Service Corps
-US Citizen or US National
-Enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program in a U.S. state or territory for full-time enrollment (Family Nurse Practitioner)
Award includes tuition, required fees, reasonable educational costs and a taxable monthly stipend


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

Administered by: Native American Health Education Fund
-Native American
-Pursuing a career in health related fields
-Demonstrate desire to return to community or Reservation to improve health care
Award: Varies
Applications Due: June

Administered by: Navy ROTC
Award: Tuition, textbook voucher, lab fees, subsistence allowance, etc.
– U.S. citizenship
– 17 years of age by September 1st of year starting college and less than 23 on June 30 of that year; must not have reached 27th birthday on June 30 of year in which college graduation and commissioning are anticipated
– High school graduate or equivalency diploma
– Physical requirements in accordance with Navy standards
– Gain admission to a university that has an NROTC affiliation and offers a state-approved or National League of Nursing (NLN) approved bachelor’s degree in nursing
– Qualifying college entrance exam scores (ACT or SAT)
Administered by: National Black Nurses Association
Award: $500-2000
Number of awards: varies
– Must be currently enrolled in a nursing program
– Must be a member of NBNA and a member of a local chapter (if applicable)
– Must have at least one year of school remaining
– Official transcript from nursing school
– Essay
– Two letters of recommendation (one from the nursing school and one from one’s local chapter)
Notes: Additional items are optional but recommended, and can include evidence of participation in student nursing activities or involvement in the African American community
Applications due: April

Administered by: North Carolina Nurses Association
Award: $1,000
Number of awards: 3 (one ADN, one BSN, and one MSN or DNP candidate)
Applications due: January
Click here for application.

Administered by: NC Nurses Association
Award: $1000 pre-licensure scholarship, $1000 RN to BSN scholarship, and $1000 graduate scholarship
-Must be accepted to an accredited School of Nursing in a pre-licensure, RN to BSN, or graduate program
-Must live in the Northwest Region (Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Avery, Caldwell, Burke, Wilkes, Alexander, Catawba, and Iredell counties)
-Additional criteria for each scholarship listed on application form
Applications due: April


Administered by: National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education
-Must be an NLN member
-Must be pursuing advanced degrees in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator
-Must be a master’s or doctoral student enrolled in accredited program who have completed at least half of their academic program.
Applications due: May
Administered by: Triangle Community Foundation
Award: $1,000
– 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: NC Coalition of Rural Health Care Practitioners
Award: $500
Number of awards: 1
– Must be a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant student dedicated to improving healthcare in rural North Carolina
– Preference given to students who are residents of (or students in) Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, or Scotland counties
– Completed application form
– Letter from student’s school verifying enrollment
Contact Christy Dixon, ANP-BC for more information at 910-334-3717


Administered by: North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals
Award: Varies
– 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

Link (search for “North Carolina League for Nursing”)
Administered by: Foundation For The Carolinas
Award: Will range up to $1,000
Requirements: Applicants must be granted unconditional admission to a master’s degree program or doctoral degree program in nursing, must have at least 6 completed semester hours by the deadline, and must be a legal resident of North Carolina.
Applications due: March
Administered by: NCNA and the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing
Award: varies
Number of awards: multiple
Requirements: Depend on the scholarship, but the offerings cover a wide range of backgrounds and goals
Applications due: June, mostly
Administered by: The United States Air Force Medical Service
Award: $2,516 monthly stipend, 100% of tuition costs, small equipment items, supplies, and all required fees associated with training
Contact Brian Clabby for more information at or 919-850-9475 x 21
Awarded to an NP student who has made a significant positive contribution in school, in the community, or in patient care while in the pursuit of an advanced degree.
Administered by: Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
Award: $1,000
New scholarships posted in September.
Awarded to an NP student whose clinical and/or research interests are in the field of gastroenterology.
Administered by: Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
Award: $1,000
New scholarships posted in September.

Awarded by: Travel Nursing Career Organization
Amount: $1,000
Requirements: Accepted to or currently attending a full-time nursing or medical program at an accredited institution.
Deadline: May 17, 2016
Apply at:

OMC is awarding a $500 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a graduate-level degree at any accredited university or college. This award is awarded to outstanding students with strong career goals, compelling backgrounds, and a financial need.


Administered by: Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
Award: $2000-$5000
Number of awards: multiple
Requirements: Depends on award, but must be interested in and committed to oncology
Notes: Most require a $5 application fee
Applications due: February

Administered by: Petkey
Award: $500
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 provides nursing students with an expansive list of scholarships and grants available to them.

Administered by: Southern Mid-Atlantic Navy Nurse Corps Association
Award: $1000
Number of awards: 2 this year
– Must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing OR have a NON-nursing baccalaureate degree and are pursuing a masters in nursing as ENTRY into the profession.
– Must have completed at least one clinical nursing course
– Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
Administered by: The Office for Undergraduate Research at UNC-CH
Award: Varies
Number of awards: multiple
Administered by: Triangle Community Foundation
Award: Varies, up to $20,000
Number of awards: multiple
Requirements: Depend on award, but many are based on high school attended
Note: Many of the awards will not be relevant. The most likely are: Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship, GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity Scholarship
Applications due: Depends on award
Triangle Region Scholarships and Awards
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 – | Please send applications and any related questions via email to NCNA Headquarters at
Award: $2,500
Number of Awards: One in fall, one in spring
– Must be a current graduate student and enrolled in a nursing program
– 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.
Applications due: January