Nurse grants and scholarships offer students pursuing careers in nursing, or registered nurses who want to further their careers, a chance to do just that while saving money. Most of these grants apply to students in a specific region, who are studying in a specialized field of nursing, or who belong to a specific minority group. These grant and scholarship opportunities are in place to further the advancement of students in their nursing careers.
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The National Student Nurses Association has 60,000 members nationally that are dedicated to the future development of registered nurses. By administering career guidance, leadership opportunities, and educational resources, the NSNA simplifies students entrance into the profession.
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association (FNSNA) was created in 1969 in honor of Frances Tompkins, the Association’s first Executive Director. The Foundation awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.
The Global Scholarship Alliance (GSA) is a social enterprise dedicated to lessening the global nursing shortage, increasing sustainability in nursing, and heightening the nursing profession globally.
Since 2000, 98% of GSA scholars have graduated and completed their programs. GSA and its partner institutions have funded scholarships for more than 150 international nurses. Its mission is to sustain scholarships for advanced nursing degrees and practical training.
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To increase the richness of the health professions workforce, HRSA accommodates funds to disadvantaged students through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program by providing eligible accredited U.S. schools the means to accept the disadvantaged as full-time students.
In addition, they also supply:
- Nursing Scholarship Program: students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in accredited RN training programs can receive tuition, fees, other educational costs, and a living stipend in exchange for at least 2 years of service after graduation at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.
- National Health Service Corps: Students committed to primary care and enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical, dental, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse-midwife training programs can receive tuition, fees, other educational costs, and a living stipend, tax-free, for as many as 4 years in exchange for an equal number of years (2-year minimum) service at an approved facility in a high-need underserved area
The purpose of the AAMN is to encourage men of all ages to become nurses, support men who are nurses to grow professionally, advocate education and dissemination of information regarding men’s health issues, and to support members’ full participation in the nursing profession.
The AAMN provides the Jadeh Marselis-Moore Student Nurse Scholarship and the AAMN Foundation Student Nurse Scholarship.
In addition, the AAMN has designated the following schools “Best School or College for Men in Nursing” in 2011:
- Duke University
- East Carolina University
- Excelsior College
- Louisiana State University Science Center
- Monterey Peninsula College
- Ohio State University
- Samuel Merrit University
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Portland
- University of Texas – Austin
The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization that functions at the local, national, and international levels to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. They achieve this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
- Medical Education Scholarships: AMWA awards 4 $1,000 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school.
- Kaplan Scholarships: AMWA has partnered with Kaplan to offer scholarships for Kaplan Medical Test Prep. AMWA awards 2 scholarships, each valued at $1,000, that can be used for the Kaplan Test Prep.
- Overseas Assistance Grants: The American Women’s Hospital Services (AWHS) awards grants of up to $1,500 for assistance with transportation costs involving medical studies or service projects conducted off-campus.
- Anne C. Carter Leadership Award: recipients will receive $1,000.
- Young Women in Science Award: awards are given to the first through the third-place winners of the student poster presentation at the AMWA Annual Meeting.
- Annual Meeting Travel Grants
The CWHCM awards $1,500 grants to undergraduates and graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in healthcare management.
Candidates for the scholarship must be presently enrolled and matriculated in an accredited degree program, with their studies focused on a health-related subject, management or healthcare administration. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are attending a Connecticut college or university preferably at a master’s level.
Applications should be returned to the following address:
CT Association of Healthcare Executives
789 Howard Avenue
1059 Clinic Building
New Haven, CT 06519
The New York Life Foundation Scholarship for Women in the Health Professions focuses on women who are pursuing a career in healthcare. Applicants must be at least 25 years of age, must be accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university, and have a financial need.
The minimum amount awarded is $500 with the maximum being $1,000.
New York Life Foundation
51 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) contributes to students seeking a profession in nursing and healthcare by awarding the following opportunities:
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and AACN partners to provide the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program Scholarships for $10,000 each will be awarded to up to 400 entry-level nursing students.
- AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund to support students seeking a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in nursing.
- Hurst Review-AACN Nursing Scholarship awards two (2) scholarships for $2,500 each fall and spring to students enrolled in AACN member institutions.
- Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship is administered by AACN, with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future. In program targets underrepresented minority nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or clinically-focused master’s degree program.
- CertifiedBackground.Com Scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to 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 CertifiedBackground.com or have applied to nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS.
The INROADS Internship Program matches underrepresented minority students with internship opportunities with more than 60 major corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. Students who have career interests in business, engineering, technology, nursing, pharmacy, marketing, or sales are encouraged to apply.
You must be either a graduating high school senior who has been admitted to an accredited college or university or a college freshman or sophomore to be eligible for these internships. High school students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum 20 ACT/1000 SAT score; college students must have a minimum 2.8 GPA. All applicants must be permanent residents of the United States.
Over the past 21 years, the ENA Foundation has awarded over 1.5 million dollars in support of its mission to provide educational scholarships and research grants in the discipline of emergency nurses.
The Leadership Tapestry Scholarships are intended to cover conference registration fees, travel, and hotel accommodations and minimal expenses. Scholarship recipients are required to submit expense receipts for the registration fee, airfare, land transportation, hotel, and meals.
Additional information about the ENA Foundation can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation awards grants to student nurse-midwives who are enrolled in an accredited midwifery educational program. They also offer grants for students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
They offer the following scholarships in nursing:
- Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
- Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
- Occupational-Physical Therapy Scholarship
Students with disabilities can apply for a scholarship through ExceptionalNurse.com. Nursing students who are committed to working with patients with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.